Digital Photo

Digital Photo Winter 2017

Digital Photo explores the exciting world of digital photography and technology. Every issue features the latest news, step-by-step instructions, evaluations of the latest equipment, photography tips from the pros and more.

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Madavor Media, LLC
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editor's note

As we finish off this issue, the leaves on the trees near my home in New York are turning a range of vibrant colors. Canada geese have just started heading south in large numbers in the skies above us. The first frost warning of the season is for tonight into tomorrow Life is about cycles, and photography is one of the best ways to capture those cycles. Repeating the same situations over and over allows us to refine our technique, hone our skills and anticipate the key moments in life. This issue, our second annual Ultimate Guide To Photography, celebrates those patterns in several ways. First, this issue has the techniques and gear you’ll need to photograph any type of scene, allowing you to use photography as part of your celebration of…

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2017 your best shot contest winners

Each year we seem to get a better selection of entries for our Your Best Shot contest. Sure, that makes it harder for us to pick a winner, but it’s a lot more fun to look through the images as our readers improve their skills year after year. We’d like to thank everyone who entered the contest this year—you should be very proud of your work. The finalists in this year’s contest will be on display at dpmag.com/photo-contests, and we encourage you to take a look at these great photos. Congratulations to the winners, whose images are featured here, with one Finalist’s image featured on the “Exit” page at the back of the magazine. GRAND PRIZE “Lobster Landing” BY JACEK BORKOWSKI “The small town of Clinton, Connecticut, has many picturesque spots. One of these places…

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travel photography

I’ve long battled with myself over how to accurately define the genre of travel photography. Is it about taking photos of the vehicle you’re using to get from where you currently are to where you’re going? Is it about the views you see along the way, be it a beautiful bank of clouds or some gigantic mountain looming on the horizon? Or could it be about the people you encounter and what they’re doing as they live out their own lives? Truthfully, travel photography can be whatever you want it to be, and if I had to give some sort of constraint or criteria on top of that, it would be that you have to be involved in the act of travel, exploring or visiting. What you make of that…

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CAMERAS When I’m traveling, my goal is to be nimble and inconspicuous. My camera gear needs to suit those purposes, as well. That’s why I often go for “smaller and lighter” when I’m roaming around a new city or village. FUJIFILM X-T2 If you’re looking for an alternative to a full-frame mirrorless camera with a blistering price tag, the Fujifilm X-T2 should be closely looked at. Its classic and functional ergonomics have won over many photographers. With all key exposure controls bound to physical dials and knobs, you can quickly and intuitively change settings without taking the camera away from your face. The X-T2 also boasts superfast autofocus and provides serious peace of mind, with dual SD card slots that support the same UHS-II standard as the Sony a9. Price: $1,599. Website: fujifilmusa.com; SONY…

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landscape photography

Can you imagine all of the jawdropping photos you’ve seen in magazines and online of this planet? Think about it for a minute. The diversity in ecology and landscape that our planet offers is so magnificent and varied, it’s stupefying. And how lucky are we as photographers to have opportunities in travel and technology—unlike any time in history—to access even the most remote locations and photograph them using devices that can literally fit in your pocket? Fortunately, there are plenty of readily accessible natural areas for landscape photographers to visit and, in many cases, capture stunning photos of, if you’re prepared and have a little bit of luck on your side. In other words, if you’re not prepared, you’re simply increasing your chances of missing a great shot. The good news…

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With all the natural beauty out there for photographers to capture, the last thing you want is to get to a location and realize that you don’t have the right gear necessary to get the best photo possible. And while the camera and lens you bring plays a huge role in that endeavor, it’s also important to factor in other variables, like weather and the hiking that’s often necessary to get to a particular spot. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of gear that can help make your next landscape shoot a successful one. CAMERAS SONY A7R II If there’s one thing that landscape photographers love to ogle over with regard to cameras, it’s resolution. The more megapixels, the better. In some cases, that’s very true, especially if you need to apply heavy cropping to…