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Digital Photographer No. 193

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.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Future Publishing Ltd
Fréquence:
Monthly
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1 min.
welcome

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Seascapes are a major draw for those who like scenic photography. Putting the final image aside for a moment, there’s the visceral allure of being stood on glistening rocks, with the sea ebbing and flowing around your tripod, while the sun rises or sets. Beautiful colours abound, and the air is among the freshest you’ll ever breathe. But how do you capture the essence of this experience in a photograph? Therein lies the challenge. In the feature starting on p30 of the magazine, you’ll find pro photographer Mark Bauer’s 10-step guide to stunning seascapes, and it’s our sincere hope that this will provide you with the skills you need to successfully capture the coast. Elsewhere this issue, over on p42, you’ll find a guide…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH This issue, our Staff Writer Peter talks to pros in the sports and action photography scene and has compiled a handy guide packed with advice for shooting engaging, action-packed images. Check it out on p54. Also, head to p78 where Peter and some fashion pros discuss how to build an engaging fashion portfolio. Website: dphotographer.co.uk MARK BAUER As one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, Mark Bauer has put together his 10 Steps to Stunning Seascapes, which you can read over on p30 of the magazine. Mark advises us on compositional techniques, how to adequately prepare, and the essential kit you will need to start shooting striking shots of the coast. Website: markbauerphotography.com REBECCA GREIG Our former Reviews Editor Rebecca has been exploring the world of nude photography this issue, and has put together a…

3 min.
the gallery

Vladimir Kochkin DP Gallery address: Assailant Image title: Lady with a Dog What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? I used the Canon EOS 5D Mark III with the 16-35mm f2.8. During the sunrise, the blizzard subsided a little, and the sun began to peer out, which allowed the frame to be shot at 1/250sec, f8, ISO 100 at 16mm. How did you decide on the composition? All the days I spent in the national park were raging blizzard – mostly a strong west wind was blowing, so all the trees were swept in one direction. I saw that the trees were very similar to a group of people in antique clothes and arranged the composition so that the falling shadows emphasised this. What do you like most about the image? I…

1 min.
win! professional vanguard products!

Adding a colourful element to your imagery is a great way to create something memorable and striking. Colourful portraits can be playful and bright and you can use your choice of colour to depict the intended mood and character of your subject. For example, you can include red for a sassy and sexy feel, yellow for a happy, light-hearted image, blue to create something cooler or just embrace the rainbow to produce the most colourful portrait possible. Submit your best and brightest portraits for the chance to win great prizes. Both crowd-voted and expert winner will receive a DISCOVER 41 bag (£69.99) and VEO AM-204 monopod (£34.99).The VEO DISCOVER 41 is a sling backpack that fits a CSC, three lenses, a flash, a 9-inch tablet and carries a VEO tripod or…

1 min.
the best of beautiful boudoir

In our most recent contest in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best boudoir images, and after sifting through over 500 stunning photos the winners have been selected. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will receive a Vanguard VEO DISCOVER 41 bag (£69.99) and VEO AM-204 monopod (£34.99). Congratulations to all of the winners! 1 PLACE WINNER Valentina Photographer: Elena Paraskeva Our comment: This is a stunningly shot high-contrast boudoir image. We love the way the shadows fall across the wall and the model’s body, perfectly framing her eyes and drawing the viewer straight into the centre of the image. The soft curves of the model’s body contrast beautifully against the harsh lines of the shadows. 2 PLACE Mia Photographer: Foster Congrave Our comment: The natural light in this shot is beautiful and creates a…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Artur Borzęcki Website: www.arturborzecki.pl Location: Warsaw, Poland Type of commission: Personal Work Shot details: Nikon D700 with a Sigma 150mm f2.8 and 1:1 macro lens; 1/150-1/200sec at f/10-14, ISO 200 About the shot: Macro images like this are endlessly engaging due to the level of detail that can be revealed, detail that is usually unseen with the naked eye. However, it is more unusual to see photographs of this type actually taken in a studio environment. Photographer Artur Borzęcki has become an expert in this approach. “Most of my macros are done in a studio, enabling me to control a lot of different elements of the shot like light and scenery,” he explains. “Macro photography in a natural environment is beautiful and enables you to use a lot of colours and bokeh effects, but…