Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 214

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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1 min.
“there’s a lot involved in creating truly great images – much more than we initially imagine”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. If there’s one thing that most of us discover pretty early on in our journeys as photographers, it’s that there’s an awful lot involved in creating truly great images – much more than we initially imagine. Even with today’s modern cameras, which certainly help to give us the best possible chance of success, there’s much that needs to be mastered. It’s a process that often begins long before the camera is even out of the bag. Locations need to be scouted, light needs to be assessed and compositions framed with care. In our feature on page 34, we’ve explored each of these stages to help you take perfect photos. Then our pro guide to balancing the light for better portraits, written by…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is Digital Photographer magazine’s staff writer, but he’s also a passionate landscape photographer, and knows all about careful planning and location scouting. Head over to p34 of the magazine to begin reading his major feature. He’s also looked at achieving better prints on p76. Website: digitalcameraworld.com ANGELA NICHOLSON In this issue, our regular kit expert Angela turns her attention to the new Panasonic Lumix S1, a full-frame mirrorless model that could prove a serious challenger to the likes of the Nikon Z 6. Turn to p106 of the magazine to discover her finding. She’s also reviewed a batch of accessories, starting on p110. Website: angelanicholson.com DAVID SOUTHARD David is based in the beautiful surrounds of Knowsley Safari Park and is an expert on all aspects of nature photography. In the shooting and editing tutorial…

3 min.
the gallery

Magdalena Szurek Image title: Yellow What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon 7D, 10-22 mm @ 19 mm, 1/40sec, f/5.6, ISO 320 How did you decide on the composition? I often shoot spiral stairs, and I know that they should be photographed from as far away as possible, to show their spiral structure, which creates their atmosphere. What do you like most about the image? This image attracts mainly [through its use of] strong yellow colours – it contrasts very well with the white. Did you do much post-processing? I applied only basic edits without much interference – these were only contrast adjustments. Upload your images to our Facebook page now for your chance to have your work printed in the magazine. Go to www.facebook.com/ DigitalPhotographerUK. Akhlaq Ahmed Image title: Male model fashion shoot “This photo…

1 min.
the best of modern architecture

In our most recent competition in association with Photocrowd we challenged you to submit your best images of modern architecture, 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 ST PLACE WINNER Miracles may happen... Photographer: Simon Hadleigh-Sparks Our comment: Symmetry always catches the eye when it comes to architectural imagery, and this photo also benefits from the addition of some extra subject matter to draw the eye, pretty much right in the centre of the frame. The black and white treatment also works wonderfully well here. Well done! 1 ST…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Harald Peki Photographer’s website: 500px.com/haraldpeki Image location: Travemünde, Germany Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Samsung Galaxy S8, 4.2mm, 1/10816s,f/1.7, ISO 40 About the shot: Many of the best photo opportunities present themselves when we least expect them. It is almost universally accepted that, as a photographer, you will never have the perfect gear to hand in surprise situations. Part of being an expert is understanding how to make the most of a scene with the tools available to you. For this image, Harald had to use the camera in a smartphone to best effect. “It’s always the same. Everytime I don’t have my big, fat Canon EOS 5D (with at least three lenses) with me, I really want to take an image and instantly regret not having taken that big bag with…

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canon eos 250d unveiled

Released as the replacement for the Canon EOS 200D, the EOS 250D has a 24.1Mp APS-C sized Dual Pixel CMOS sensor and Canon’s Digic 8 processing engine to support 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies. There’s also a vari-angle touchscreen to make shooting selfies, vlogs or other creative images and video easy. Canon also claims that the 250D is the world’s lightest DSLR with a moveable screen, which means it’s very portable as well as versatile. Aimed primarily at families looking for a step-up from a smartphone to capture their adventures, the 250D has a guided user interface as well as the standard option, plus Canon’s Auto Lighting Optimizer, Digital Lens Optimizer and Highlight Tone Priority to help inexperienced photographers get the shots they want. Canon’s…