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Digital Photographer No. 198

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. Capturing colour sounds like a straightforward enough photographic concept, but there’s a reason why black and white was prevalent for so long. Achieving accurate colour, or colour with plenty of impact, is easier said than done, and is influenced by many other processes along the way. In this issue, we’ve got an in-depth guide to working with colour, which is sure to help you to improve your results and capture your best photos to date. Turn to p34 to begin reading it. Elsewhere this issue, we’ve taken a look at the ins and outs of posing skills for portraits. The feature covers all you need to know about how to create superb images of people in-camera, whether you’re working with female or male…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH This issue, our Staff Writer Peter explores and provides us with handy tips on how to make the most of our camera’s many features, encouraging you to try new techniques and learn new skills. Have a read on p62. Peter has also taken a look at the world of travel photographer over on p84. Website: dphotographer.co.uk MATTHEW RICHARDS Gear expert Matthew Richards has covered flash lighting in this issue’s group test, reviewing four different offerings and offering his verdict on which he would recommend, based on their power, versatility, build quality and functionality. Turn to p92 to begin reading his thoughts and findings. Website: matthewrichards.uk REBECCA GREIG This issue our former Reviews Editor Rebecca has been investigating the importance of posing when it comes to creating flattering portraits when working with both male and female…

3 min.
the gallery

Achintha Dahanayake DP Gallery address: achinthad Image title: Soft and Wild What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? I used a Canon EOS 60D and 18-135mm lens. I used exposure blending, so had different settings for the sky and water (foreground). For the sky I used 1.6sec, f18, ISO 100 and for the foreground 25sec, f18, ISO 100. How did you decide on the composition? When I first saw this place, I was overwhelmed because there were so many beautiful subjects to capture and beautiful compositions to select. ‘Less is more’ is a fair statement because I spent hours thinking about which composition would be perfect. There was a high tide that day so I climbed onto this small rock and I was amazed by the view from there. What do…

1 min.
the best of black and white landscapes

In our most recent contest in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best black and white landscapes, and after sifting through over 3,000 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 the winners! 1 PLACE WINNER Guilin Photographer: Chee Keong Lim Our comment: We really love this black and white shot – the photographer has captured the dramatic landscape with absolute skill. The image has been very well timed and the beams of light streaming through the clouds really make this photo particularly special. 2 PLACE Three Villagers Photographer: Hlaing Myint Min Our comment: The abstract feel of this stunning shot really stood out for us. It isn’t instantly clear what the image is of and…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Fabio Antenore Website: fabioantenore.ch Location: Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland Type of commission: Commercial Shot details: Nikon D850 with Sigma Art 14mm f1.8 lens, 1/8s-8min at ISO 320-640 About the shot: There are certain locations at which it seems it would be impossible to shoot a bad image. However, as incredible as these places are, it requires the photographer’s creativity to produce unique images, with lasting impact. Here Fabio Antenore wanted to take a more creative shot of a well-photographed location. “I took the image in Iceland in the Vatnajökull glacier. My goal was to take a shot in a glacier cave that didn’t look the same as the normal ones [taken by other photographers],” says Fabio. By incorporating the figure in the shot, the frame is given a sense of scale, while creating a contrast of…

2 min.
fujifilm announces professional x-h1 camera

After months of speculation, Fujifilm has confirmed the imminent arrival of a new pro-oriented X-H1 camera. The new model is positioned above the current co-flagship X-Pro2 and X-T2 models, and combines a handful of familiar technologies with some new additions. It inherits the same combination of an APS-C-sized 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro engine from the X-T2, together with an updated version of its 4K video recording option, a feature that has been included in a handful of its recent cameras. One notable inclusion is five-axis sensor-based image stabilisation, something that has not been designed into previous X-series models. This is said to have a maximum compensatory effect of 5.5EV stops and is effective for both stills and video. It also mirrors the systems on many models in…