Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer No. 216

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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“capturing great images of birds is demanding as there are so many skills you need to master”

Welcome to the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine. Bird photography is an incredibly popular pursuit among those photographers who are also ‘birders’, and the two interests converge perfectly. But capturing great images is demanding as there are so many skills you need to master, and there is a lot of preparation and research required too. In our main feature, which commences on p34 of this issue, we’ve tackled all of the major considerations involved in producing great bird photos. From planning to panning, it’s all there, and there’s also a look at ways to be more creative. Elsewhere this issue, we’ve got a guide to black and white photography, written by regular contributor Lee Frost, which looks specifically at ways to capture more artistic, evocative images in mono. Head over to…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is Digital Photographer magazine’s staff writer, and in this issue he’s explored one of the most important issues for photographers to master – shutter speed. Head over to p64 of the magazine to begin reading his major feature. He’s also looked at the essential features of printers, over on p78 of the magazine. Website: ANGELA NICHOLSON In this issue, our regular camera gear expert Angela Nicholson takes a look at the Panasonic S1R, having previously explored the Panasonic S1. Turn to p104 of the magazine to discover her findings. She’s also reviewed the Phase One XF IQ4 150MP on p108, as well as a batch of accessories on p110. Website: LAUREN SCOTT Former Digital Photographer staff writer Lauren now works over on our sister title, Digital Camera, but as a lover of…

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the gallery

Robert Hatton Image title: Lone Tree, Malham What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? Canon EOS 5DSR, EF 17-40mm F/4L USM lens, ISO 50, f22, 8 sec exposure. How did you decide on the composition? The composition of this image was in the main dictated by the limestone pavement. Once you mount the hill on which the tree and pavement are located above Malham, the limestone forms natural leading lines. I must admit, however, that on this particular morning, as we drove through the low cloud cover, it was obvious that we were in for a magnificent dawn. What do you like most about the image? What I like about the image is that although there was a bright sunrise in the background, the darker detail of the grass and moss…

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the best of compressed perspective

After receiving more than 1,400 entries, the winners have now been chosen for our compressed perspective competition in association with Photocrowd. The standard was high, and the deserving crowd-voted and expert winners each receive a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software. Congratulations to both the winners! 1 ST PLACE WINNER Take a break Photographer: Darrell Godliman Our comment: Most people associate compressed perspective with landscape photography, but this image shows how effective it can be for street and urban photography. A really effective and interesting image that any street photographer would be proud of. 2 ND PLACE Grain Elevator Photographer: Jerome Hart Our comment: This is a beautiful and texturally appealing image that uses composition – of which the compressed perspective is a crucial part – to expert effect. The colours add another attractive dimension. 3 RD PLACE The…

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story behind the still

Name: Erik Veldkamp Website: Image location: The Netherlands Type of commission: Personal work Shot details: Nikon D750, 105mm, 1/50sec, f5.6, ISO 100 About the shot: Sometimes it can be easy to form assumptions about specific genres of photography. For instance landscape and wildlife photography can sometimes be seen as relatively uncreative in their execution, merely capturing records of the subject scene. Macro imaging often suffers from the same misrepresentation. Yet as this shot from Erik Veldkamp demonstrates, pro-level macro photography requires precise timing and considered composition to create close-up works of art. “Photographing butterflies and dragonflies (and birds) is my passion. I wanted to capture that special light and mood at sunrise (golden hour) combined with this beautiful, rare butterfly. If you’re lucky they still have some dew on them, which also gives something extra,”…

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hasselblad x1d ii 50c

Like its predecessor, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a medium format mirrorless camera. In fact, it has the same 50MP 43.8x32.9mm sensor inside it as the original. However, it’s paired with a new processing engine to deliver a dramatic increase in its operating speed. This includes the start-up time being cut almost in half. Judging by our experience with an early sample, start-up still takes around four seconds, but improvements to the power consumption means Hasselblad claims it’s more feasible to leave the camera in standby mode, so it’s not necessary to start-up the camera as often. The processing enhancements also have an impact on the X1D II 50C’s autofocus speed, which seems much faster than the X1D’s. Hasselblad has also given the X1D II 50C a new 3.6-inch touchscreen…