Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 209

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
“so much of the way we experience life is dependent on how we choose to look at it”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. If you’ve ever been through hard times in life, you’ve probably had friends and family tell you that so much of the way we experience life is dependent on how we choose to look at it. Of course, this is often much easier said than done, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not true – and it’s certainly very true when it comes to photography. As photographers, part of what we do is show the world in a way that’s somehow surprising or thought-provoking. By adopting a different perspective, and using it creatively, we can do precisely that. In the feature that starts on p34 of the magazine, Lee Frost explores many ways to get creative with perspective, which will in turn…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH If you don’t have the budget to spend as much as you‘d like on camera kit, then you need to know how to get the very best out of what you have available to you. In the feature that starts on p48 of the magazine, our Staff Writer explores the ins and outs of utilising the full potential of your camera. Website: digitalcameraworld.com LEE FROST An expert at photography in all its many forms, Lee Frost has been especially busy this issue, not only putting together the main feature looking at perspective that starts on p34 of the mag, but also compiling a guide to shooting water in motion in the creative project that commences on p78. Website: leefrost.co.uk TERRY DONNELLY A multi-award winning photographer, Terry now works entirely with a mirrorless system and is…

3 min.
the gallery

Tony Britton Image title: San Francisco Skyline What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? I used a Sony DSC-RX10M3 camera, f3.5, 1/100sec, ISO 400. How did you decide on the composition? I wanted to fully capture and convey the collective contribution of the sky, land and sea, with the glorious colour acting to unify these elements. What do you like most about the image? The colour is incredibly beautiful and I especially appreciate the interplay of light and shadow. Did you do much post-processing? This photograph was taken handheld, so I needed to correct the horizon line during post-processing. Additionally, Auto-Contrast and slight sharpening were used to complete the image. Upload your images to our Facebook page now for your chance to be printed in the magazine. Go to www.facebook.com/DigitalPhotographerUK. Mark Brown Image title: Angel “This image…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Getting the lighting, pose and exposure correct for successful nude photography requires skill. We want to see your very best artistic nude portraits, in black and white or colour. Enter now at photocrowd.com/digitalphotographerartisticnudes 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…

1 min.
the best of fine art in black and white

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of fine art in black and white, 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 ST PLACE WINNER Kyteman’s Orchestra Antwerp Photographer: Willem Kuijpers Our comment: An image that was simply made for monochrome, this high-contrast scene makes complete sense when you know what it is, but is curiously abstract when viewed from afar. The interplay of light and shadow here is just magnificent. 2 ND PLACE Into Madness – London City Life Photographer: Simon…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer: Javier Rupérez Website: www.fluidr.com/photos/quenoteam Location: Málaga, Spain Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Canon EOS 50D, Schneider Kreuznach Componon-S 50mm f2.8 enlarger lens, Canon Auto Bellows, 1.5secs, f5 @ ISO 100 About the shot: Macro photography never ceases to inspire the imagination, as it reminds us of how much of the natural world plays out under our noses, but goes unnoticed. Microphotography or ‘extreme macro’ takes things a step further into the macro world, revealing even greater levels of detail. Photographer Javier Rupérez is an expert at using precise camera work to capture exquisite studies of small subjects. “This type of large-magnification photography means working with an extremely small depth of field, almost non-existent,” explains Javier. “It requires the technique of ‘stacking’, that is using re-positioning systems of enormous precision (microns) to move the…