Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 205

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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From time to time on the magazine, we conduct surveys asking our readers what their favourite subjects for photography are. But we can make a pretty good educated guess that landscapes will put in a pretty irresistible bid for the number one slot. Landscape photography tends to appear far simpler than it actually is, though. How often have you shot a beautiful scene but felt slightly disappointed with the results? We’ve all been there. That’s why, in this issue, pro landscape photographer Mark Bauer has looked at the key skills and elements that turn a decent shot into something that you’d proudly hang on your wall or enter into a competition. Turn p34 to begin reading his feature. Also in this issue, Stu Williamson has put together his guide to creative nude…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH In this issue, our Staff Writer has looked at one of the most important but often overlooked skills in digital photography – developing your editing style. You’ll find his in-depth feature on p62 of the magazine. He’s also put together a guide to refining a wedding workflow. Head over to p86 to start reading it. Website: dphotographer.co.uk LEE FROST There are probably no limits to Lee’s knowledge of photography, and few genres that he cannot turn his hand to successfully. In this issue, he’s tried his hand at creating a physiogram, demonstrating how to shoot and edit this fascinating, abstract technique using a long exposure. Head to p78. Website: leefrost.co.uk STU WILLIAMSON Stu is an expert when it comes to creative nude portraiture, so we asked him to put together a guide to the skills…

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the gallery

Anna May Manrique DP Gallery address: animay.m Image title: Balloons over Bagan What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon EOS 6D, 70-200mm, 1/40sec, f8, ISO 100. How did you decide on the composition? You can’t go wrong shooting sunrise over Bagan – every angle has its own beauty. I decided to focus on a few of the temples, where the direction of the balloons go and the sunrise, as Bagan is known for temples and hot air balloons during sunrise. What do you like most about the image? The effect brought by the sunrise makes the image so surreal and gives some sense of calmness. Did you do much post-processing? I didn’t do much post-processing on it. Basically just minimal adjustments on tone, noise level, sharpening and a bit of cropping in my…

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the best of the city by night

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of the city at night, and after sifting through over 1,800 impressive photos, 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 – as usual the standard of submitted images was high and selecting the stand-out shots was very difficult. 1 PLACE WINNER Ghost Bus Photographer: Sandra Cockayne Our comment: The serendipity involved in this photo is incredible, but there’s also a lot of skill to it. The end result is a shot that absolutely screams London at night. Superb. 2 PLACE Rainy Paris Photographer: Marketa Our comment: Paris by night in the rain. What could be more romantic? It’s the rain drops in…

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win! prizes from affinity

Bokeh is an optical phenomenon that can really enhance your photos, and sometimes take even relatively ordinary subjects to the next level. Enter your images featuring bokeh 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.…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Vladimir Kochkin Website: 500px.com/assailant Location: Komi Republic, Russia Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM, 30s, f2.8, ISO 800 About the shot: When photographer Vladimir Kochkin took this image, it was his first sighting of the Northern Lights. “The photograph was taken in the Northern Urals, far from human settlements,” he explains. “It was made on the mountain Man-Pupu-nyor (‘a small mountain of idols’ in the Mansi language) between the Ilych and Pechora Rivers. During the first week of the expedition there was a violent blizzard raging. This evening I settled for the night and fell asleep, but by midnight I was woken by the sudden silence. Looking out into the street, I saw the Northern Lights for the first time in my…