Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 197

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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It’s a pleasure to welcome you to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Landscapes are never far from the affections of many photographers and most have tried their hand at it at some point. However, capturing a stunning scenic is far harder than it perhaps first appears, particularly if you want to do it to a professional standard. In this issue, we’ve asked landscape master Peter Eastway to distil what he considers to be the most important considerations for landscape photography. In his feature, he covers everything from working with medium format to mastering RAW, revealing his essential advice and tips. Turn to page 34 to read it. Elsewhere this issue, we’ve got a guide to capturing creative portraits without breaking the bank. Jake Hicks knows exactly how to produce stunning,…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Our Staff Writer has been busy this issue exploring the marvellous world of macro photography, speaking to the pros to find out how to take your captures of the tiniest subjects to the next level. Dive in on p62. Elsewhere on p86 Peter looks at the benefits and potential hurdles of a shared photo studio space. Website: MATTHEW RICHARDS Our regular gear reviewer Matthew has taken his hand to testing out a group of lenses this issue. He has rounded up four models from the likes of Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Tamron and has given his in-depth opinion into their performance and usability. See his thoughts over on p94 and discover which one stands out above the rest. Website: JAKE HICKS Pro portrait expert Jake Hicks knows exactly what ingredients go into a…

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the gallery

Alex Robciuc DP Gallery address: alexrobciuc Image title: Sunrise over the Hills What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? For this photo I used a Nikon D750 with a 50mm prime lens (also Nikon). I shot at 1/250 shutter speed with aperture f13 to get sharp details from the birch trees, and I set the ISO to 160. How did you decide on the composition? This location (Apuseni Mountains, Romania) has some unique elements: scattered old abandoned shepherds’ huts, small clumps of birch trees and gently rolling hills. I wanted to capture all of these things in a single photo, with the touch of my personal style. What do you like most about the image? I like that every time I look to this image, I remember that awesome feeling of satisfaction…

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win! a loupedeck photo editing console!

Shooting sharp and interesting pictures of birds and animals is one thing, but being able to capture them in flight is quite another. Consider your framing, composition and focus, and share your sharpest flight shots with us to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will win a Loupedeck (£220). Designed to work with both Mac and Windows-based computers, Loupedeck is the only photo editing console custom-built to improve the Adobe Lightroom experience, with an intuitive design that makes editing faster and more creative. Enter now by submitting your imagery at The competition closes on 4 March.…

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the best of cityscapes

In our most recent contest in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best cityscapes, and after sifting through over 3,000 stunning images 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 Futurescape Photographer: Mark Cornick LRPS Our comment: We love the futuristic look of this image and the high-contrast tones are extremely striking. The vertical lines combined with the buildings at the edge of the frame do a very effective job of pulling the viewer in. 2 PLACE Invalides and Arc de Triomphe Photographer: John Probert Our comment: This image almost looks like a sketch. The stunning vein-like roads full of light throughout the image help to lead the viewer’s eyes…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Nick Dale Website: Location: Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, India Type of commission: Commercial Shot details: Nikon D810 with a Nikon AF-S 800mm f5.6E FL ED VR lens, 1/1,000 sec at f5.6, ISO 400 About the shot: The big cats always represent incredible photographic opportunities, which may explain why thousands of photographers attend safaris and photo tours every year, just for a glimpse of these majestic animals. However, as with all popular subjects, this creates challenges when it comes to capturing unique perspectives. In this image, Nick Dale has expertly employed creative use of exposure to add visual interest to his tiger portrait. “I went to Bandhavgarh and Ranthambore a few years ago, but I only saw a couple of tigers for about 20 minutes and didn’t get any good shots,” explains Nick. “I went…