Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 199

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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1 min.
“artists of all disciplines have long drawn inspiration from the natural world”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Artists of all disciplines have long drawn inspiration from the natural world – and photographers are no different. However, wildlife photography can present many challenges, from the need to understand and find your subject to the technical challenges involved in capturing a successful image. In this issue, Rob Read and Paul Sterry have taken a look at the skills involved and produced a guide to dynamic wildlife photography. Turn to p34 to begin reading it. Also this issue, Kasia Burke has explored the art of still life photography, starting on p48, while our staff writer Peter Fenech has been busy considering ways to shoot architecture. Turn to p62 to read his feature. As ever, we’ve got industry news, pro interviews and tutorials to help you…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH This issue, our Staff Writer Peter explores the ins and outs of architecture, revealing techniques for creative imagery in towns and cities, no matter whereabouts you live. Turn to p62 to begin reading it. He’s also taken a look at in-camera black and white on p84 of the magazine. Website: dphotographer.co.uk MATTHEW RICHARDS Gear expert Matthew Richards has covered telephoto lenses in this issue’s group test, reviewing four different offerings and giving his verdict on which he would recommend for those who would like to try their hand at shooting distant subject matter. Turn to p94 to discover which of the optics impressed him most. Website: matthewrichards.uk NINA MASIC In this issue’s shooting and editing tutorial, Nina Masic explains how to capture a beauty portrait using just a home studio, exploring the lighting and posing…

4 min.
the gallery

Paul Carruthers DP Gallery address: Swimstones Image title: Cheddar Gorge What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon EOS 5DS, 11-24mm lens at 11mm, 5mins, ISO 320, f8. How did you decide on the composition? I got to the gorge and drove up and down a few times, pulling in at certain points to have a look around. I spotted some cars going around this bend, which I now know is Horseshoe Bend, so I clambered up the side of the hill to have a better look. There was not much light in the gorge, and it was at that point I realised I was going to need the torch (which was still in the car), so I went back down the hill [to get it]. I’m glad I did. What…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Pictures of people can come in many different forms, but the ability to capture a person’s true personality takes real skill. We want to see your best portraits that show off your subject’s true self. Enter now to win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software (£48.99 for Mac and £19.99 for Windows). Affinity Photo is a huge toolset engineered for modern photography professionals. Whether you’re editing and retouching images or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you’ll ever need. Speed, power and accuracy are at the heart of Affinity Photo’s workflow, with non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management as standard. Edits work in real time, so there’s no waiting to see results. Expert and Crowd winners will be able to pick between Mac,…

1 min.
the best of birds in flight

In our most recent contest in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images that successfully captured birds in flight, and after sifting through over 3,000 stunning photos the winners have been selected. Both crowd-voted and expert winners will receive a Loupedeck (£220). Congratulations to all of the winners! 1 PLACE WINNER Whooper swans in flight Photographer: Haitong Yu Our comment: This striking and unique image really stood out for us from all of the other entries in this contest. The dark tones of the background really help to make the swans stand out, and the beautifully blurred wings serve to convey the movement of the creatures. 2 PLACE Into the storm Photographer: John Gooday Our comment: This is a very striking image of a red kite. The photographer has skilfully captured a sharp image…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Sebastian Tontsch Website: instagram.com/sebastian_t1000 Location: Dubai, UAE Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 6D with Tokina 16-28mm f2.8, 10 secs at f10, ISO 100 About the shot: Aerial views of cities can be truly magical, especially those captured after dark. The mix of cool ambient colour and warm artificial lighting provides a very unique atmosphere that can be almost painterly. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has become a magnet for photographers looking to study its futuristic architecture. Sebastian Tontsch set out with a very specific goal in mind – to capture the famous skyline blanketed in fog. “This image was taken on a beautiful foggy morning, from the 77th floor of a high-rise building in Downtown Dubai,” recounts Sebastian. “I have seen how beautiful the city covered in fog looked from up…