Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 204

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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“depth of field is one of the most vital methods we can use to express our creativity”

Creativity itself isn’t finite, but the tools and techniques that we have available to us arguably are. There are only so many ways in which we can shape or control the light, and only so many ways in which we can capture a familiar subject in an intriguing or compelling way. As photographers, depth of field is, without a doubt, one of the most vital methods that we can use to express our creativity. It’s one of the key ways in which you can make your images look truly professional. Starting on p34 of this issue, you’ll find our guide to creative depth of field, looking at the numerous ways in which this optical concept can be explored and exploited. Talking of professional techniques, on p48 of the magazine portrait specialist Holly…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH In this issue, our Staff Writer has been taking a look at the ins and outs of being creative with depth of field. You’ll find his feature on p34 of the magazine. He has also taken a look at in-camera cropping in this issue’s shooting tutorial on p84, and tackled maximising your success in the career feature on p86. Website: dphotographer.co.uk LEE FROST Very few people know photography in as much depth as Lee Frost, and in this issue he has covered the art of capturing patterns in the environment in the feature that starts on p62, while in this issue’s shoot and edit project he’s delved into the world of infrared, examining the various considerations involved. Turn to p78 to read it. Website: leefrost.co.uk KELSIE LOW Kelsie was recently named British Wedding Photographer of…

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the gallery

Erick Castellón DP Gallery address: ecastellon Image title: Oneonta Gorge What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon 60D, 10-22mm at 15mm, 1/5sec, f9, ISO 100, RRS TVC-33 tripod, BH-55 ballhead, two-stop Singh-Ray grad filter. How did you decide on the composition? I wanted to capture the waterfall and to frame it around the tree that was near the foreground. What do you like most about the image? I love the tones and textures this scene had as the sun became lower on the horizon behind me. The sunlight provided beautiful colours and the clouds were just wonderful to reflect the light. I used the grad filter to provide correct exposure for both the sky and the foreground. Did you do much post-processing? Not much post-processing involved really, just a few tweaks to make…

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win! prizes from affinity

Animals are beautiful, fascinating and often elusive, making them hugely challenging photographic subjects but also very beautiful ones. Enter now at www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/digitalphotographer for a chance 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, Windows or iPad versions. The contest closes on 18 September, so upload…

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the best of garden birds

In our most recent contest in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of garden birds, and after sifting through over 3,300 impressive images, 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 – the standard was high and selecting the standout shots was very difficult. 1 PLACE WINNER White Wagtail Photographer: Hussain Almubarak Our comment: A fabulous action shot, this image of a wagtail in action is truly compelling and perfectly exposed and composed – it’s pin-sharp. Absolutely wonderful work. 2 PLACE Flying harmony Photographer: Ahmad Khatiri Our comment: This is wonderfully artistic, and a great example of how thinking outside the box can really result in incredible images. It works perfectly in black and white…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Chris See Casas Website: chrisseecasas.carbonmade.com, behance.net/chrisseecasas Location: Quezon City, Philippines Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 500D, 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens, 15sec, f9, ISO 200 About the shot: Often in photography less is more, and in the case of abstract images, such as this stunning close-up from Chris See Casas, a simplified composition can create drama. “I am researching water photography for my thesis and stumbled upon an article teaching how to do creative macro photography,” explains Chris. “I had this urge to try it immediately, and all sorts of creative juices flowed from there on.” Describing her thought process, Philippines-based Chris says: “I wanted a photo that would create greater awareness regarding the importance of every water drop in an interesting way – most of the photos I see of…