Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 206

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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We say it all the time – well, I know I certainly do, at least – photography is all about light. Yes, it’s a cliché, but that’s because, for the most part, it’s very true. Of course, other aspects of photography play a big role in what you are able to achieve – composition, storytelling and creativity, to name but a few, are all hugely important. Generally speaking, though, the better the quality of the light, the better the photo. But quality and quantity are completely different things, and sometimes the best light is to be found when there actually isn’t very much light available at all. That’s why the ability to take great photos in low light is very important. We’ve addressed this with the main feature in this…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Our Staff Writer is an expert when it comes to the way light interacts with the land, and how to get the best from it. In this issue, Peter has explored how to make the most of low-light conditions, from cityscapes to landscapes and astro. Turn to p34 of the magazine to begin reading his feature. Website: SIMON ROY Bird photography is one of the most challenging fields to perfect, as anyone who has attempted it will attest. In the feature that starts on p48, professional wildlife photographer Simon Roy has put together a guide to the skills and techniques required, with a particular emphasis on working from a hide. Website: EWEN BELL It’s easy to overlook food as a potential subject for photography, which is strange, as it’s full of colour, full…

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the gallery

Premier Elipe Image title: Singapore reflection What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35mm, f11, 14secs, ISO 100. How did you decide on the image’s composition? When I saw the footbridge I knew immediately that I’d use it for my foreground, for its lines leading towards my subject, the Singapore skyline. What do you like most about the image? The colours and the futuristic look of the buildings, the smooth water that creates the reflection of the skyline. I love the design of the footbridge. Did you do much post-processing? For post-processing I didn’t do much. I darkened the highlights, brought up the shadows, introduced contrast, some colour and white balance correction and dodge and burn. Upload your images to our Facebook page now for your chance to be printed in…

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win! prizes from affinity

Portraits are among the most popular of subjects for any photographer to shoot, but it can be difficult to achieve something truly creative. However, we want to see your very best creative portraits! Enter now at 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…

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the best of the animalworld

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of the animal world, and after sifting through over 3,100 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 Great Gray Owl Photographer: Harry Collins Our comment: This is a truly superb capture, showing an incredible bird mid-action, about to pounce and capture its prey. There’s really nothing about this image that could possibly be any better. 2 PLACE The Struggle for Existence Photographer: Msaaed Al Gharibah Our comment: This image demonstrates what’s possible when patience is applied. Three months and…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Rarindra Prakarsa Website: Location: West Java Type of commission: Private workshop Shot details: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 135mm f2.0, 1/1,000sec, f2, ISO 100 About the shot: Rarindra Prakarsa’s work has a unique style that is greatly influenced by the beautiful settings in which he captures his subjects. Many shots from his portfolio demonstrate a stunning combination of natural and artificial light, which produces a strong three-dimensional feel. Rarindra explains the most important aspects in the process of creating environmental images like these: “Learn to see the light, find the right background, be prepared with artificial light to get more drama, but most importantly, be prepared with ideas before leaving home.” This image was captured while Rarindra was leading a workshop in West Java, 60km outside Jakarta. “The place is very…