Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 207

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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Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. The natural world and photography go together with the same kind of symbiosis as cheese and wine, or a trendy café and jazz. A love of one often follows closely behind a passion for the other, and it’s easy to see why. Photographers are attracted to beauty, and the great outdoors, with its wildlife and scenery, has plenty of visual appeal. Plus, of course, capturing an image of a remote scene or elusive species is a major part of what photography is about. So, if you’re interested in discovering how to photograph the natural world and capture images with commercial appeal, turn to p36 of the magazine to begin reading our feature. Elsewhere in this issue, you’ll find our guide to the portable…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Our Staff Writer is a lover of nature and the natural world, and he’s put this to good use this issue, compiling a feature all about how to produce commercial images in this competitive field. Turn to p36 to begin reading it. He’s also put together a career guide to exploring new genres professionally on p88. Website: digitalcameraworld.com HOLLY WREN Portrait photographer Holly is used to working in a wide range of challenging situations, in which time and space are limited. In the feature that starts on p50 of the magazine, she’s taken a look at the lighting setups that she relies on most frequently. Her easy-to-follow advice is bound to improve your images. Website: hollywren.com KAREN WILTSHIRE Newborn photography brings plenty of challenges with it, but Karen Wiltshire knows exactly how to achieve stunningly…

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the gallery

Christina Draper Image title: At Liberty What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Nikon D500 with Nikon 70-200mm lens, 1/500, f2.8, ISO 200. External high-speed flash. How did you decide on the image’s composition? I wanted to capture a horse at the initial point of bolting, and in order to do this safely I decided to make a runway out of jumping poles. This meant the flash equipment could be safely kept behind the pole wall to the right-hand side. We were in an indoor arena so I covered the back wall with black cloth, positioned myself directly in front of where the pole runway opened up, and a friend guided him through at the other end. When the horse sees the opening (and me) they naturally bolt to…

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win! prizes from affinity

Black and white is hugely popular, and can be stunning to look at, but for many photographers it comes as something of an afterthought – but the best images require a lot more consideration than that. Enter now at www.photocrowd.com/digitalphotographerfineartbw for the 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…

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the best of beautiful bokeh

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of beautiful bokeh, and after sifting through over 2,500 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 Guarding her treasures! Photographer: Christos Kaouranis Our comment: This is a simply superb capture in all respects – the bokeh is certainly beautiful, but it’s part of a wider effect. It is actually drawing the eye to the subject, rather than simply creating a pretty backdrop. Very impressive in every respect. 2 PLACE Dreams Photographer: Neil Burnell Our comment: The colour palette here…

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story behind the still

Photographer: Geir Olaf Gjerden Website: 500px.com/geir_olaf_gjerden Location: Li River, China Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Nikon D7000, Sigma 18-105mm at 34mm, 1/50sec, f4.5, ISO 1600 About the shot: The key to all good travel photography is effective storytelling. Travel images contain the same subjects as many other genres, namely landscapes, architecture and portraits, so in order to have a unique purpose, they must successfully convey the atmosphere of a location. As is evident in Geir’s image, this can be achieved by exploring a place through the eyes of a local. “This image was taken at Li River, between Guilin and Yangshuo in China,” recalls Geir. “I had an idea about an elderly fisherman with his cormorant birds on the river. We had to do quite a bit of research before, at last, we got…