Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 222

Launched in 2002, Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine, delivering indispensable, practical and hands-on shooting advice. Aimed at digital enthusiasts and professional photographers, Digital Photographer features the latest high-end kit reviews, expert interviews, practical shooting advice and image-editing tutorials to help you become a better photographer. We also showcase a selection of images from DP readers every month – the ideal launch pad for your career. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the photography is so delightful

Winter is a season of hibernation for many of us, but this issue I want to encourage you to get out there – wherever “there” is – with your camera, despite the cold temperatures and shorter daylight hours. This issue, our winter landscapes feature comes from the madly talented Mike Mezeul II. He covers what to wear, how to protect your camera from the elements, and the best ways to record winter scenes. Mike has been running photo workshops for many years; I can’t think of a better guide to take you through the best ways to capture the winter season. Turn to p32. Warming up slightly, we’ve got a drone feature from James Abbott on p46. If you’ve ever wondered about shooting from the skies, James has some advice on the…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH As Digital Photographer’s staff writer Peter is always shooting many different genres, and this issue is no exception. Peter has put together a low light feature (p60), a shooting tutorial for macro panoramas (p88), plus a guide covering the key features to consider when buying a home photo printer on p74. Website: digitalcameraworld.com GUNTHER WILLINGER Gunther features in our interview slot this month, after the release of his book Forests In Our World – a look at how the climate affects woodlands through glorious imagery and science. Gunther is a biologist as well as a keen photographer. Turn to p24 to find out how taking photos helps him to better understand and appreciate nature. Website: guntherwillinger.de MIKE MEZEUL II Mike has worked in every extreme weather condition you could encounter. This issue he’s here to…

4 min.
the gallery

David Christie Image title: On the Rocks What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Nikon D3, Nikkor 17-35D, f/13, 6secs, ISO 200, Daylight WB. How did you decide on the composition? This image was made down at Cullercoats, next to Tynemouth in England. I had previously passed a few times and noticed the rock formations so noted it for future visits, and on this morning, at low tide, paid a visit. I was chuffed as I took in the cloud formations – it was just before the sun rose its head but was bright enough to light up the horizon! What do you like most about the image? After gauging the scene (and battling slippery rocks) I was happy with this blue-hour capture – the spread-out clouds and their reflections…

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the best of forms in nature

For our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of forms in nature, and after sifting through over 2,400 photos, the winners have been selected. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software. Congratulations to all of the winners – as usual the standard of submitted images was exceptionally high and picking out the standout shots was incredibly difficult. 1 ST PLACE WINNER From left to right Photographer: Petr Kovare Our comment: Forms in nature is a very open brief, although we did see many closeup abstract shots. This image caught our eye for its expansive feel and the way in which the lack of scale makes the undulating terrain seem like flowing material. Add in superb composition and…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Cristian Kirshbom Photographer’s website: cristiankirshbom.com Image location: Kirkjufell, Iceland Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 6D, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, 20sec, f/4 for the foreground, f/2.8 for the sky, ISO 1250 for the foreground, ISO 1600 for the sky About the shot: A significant element in the success of an image, especially one of a well-known location or subject, is the ability to capture and convey the identifiable essence of that subject. For this image of the northern lights, taken in Iceland, Cristian Kirshbom had to reproduce both the natural beauty of the aurora and the grandeur of the wild landscape. “This is an iconic location in Iceland, and I wanted to have a chance to photograph it at night with the northern lights bouncing in the sky,” says Cristian, when asked why…

2 min.
try before you buy

Most camera companies say that they have confidence in their products. However, Nikon, Canon and Olympus are the first to truly put their money where their mouths are. Nikon Yellow enables photographers to try the Z 50 at home, risk-free, for 30 days. Although it’s only (currently) available in the USA, the Nikon Yellow scheme is something we wish every camera manufacturer would offer. You can purchase the Nikon Z 50 either body only, with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR pancake lens, or with the pancake and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR telephoto. Try the lot for a month, and if you don’t like it just send it back for a full refund. “We’re so confident that you’ll fall in love with the photos and videos you’ll…