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Digital Photographer No. 232

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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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United Kingdom
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
as landscapes ripen with rich, golden colours, we can all find fresh opportunities for making pictures

Autumn (or fall, if you’re one of our US readers) is a dream season for outdoor photography, and a part of the year I always look forward to. As the golden hours arrive at a more sensible time of day, and landscapes ripen with rich, golden colours, we can all find fresh opportunities for making pictures. On p32 you’ll find James Abbott’s ultimate guide to autumn, which explains how to capture landscapes and wildlife in stunning transition. If that doesn’t give you enough practical advice or inspiration, we’ve put together a bonus digital supplement with 50 easy ways to shoot autumn (go to p8 for the link). From natural to artificial light, our second techniques feature is all about mastering flash on location. Gain the confidence and knowledge to take control of…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is Digital Photographer’s expert techniques guy. This issue he’s been quizzing pro shooters on their best techniques for using flash on location. To gain lighting confidence and know-how, turn to p46. Peter also shares tips for using wide-angle lenses (p66), plus ways to be more eco-friendly when printing (p68). Website: digitalcameraworld.com KEREN DANIELI Israeli portrait photographer and mentor Keren often blogs about the importance of customer service, so we turned to her for professional advice in our career feature this issue (p70). From clearer communication to gifts, explore 10 ways to wow your own clients, manage their expectations and encourage repeat business. Website: www.studiolezilum.com RACHAEL TALIBART Rachael Talibart is fascinated by the ocean in all weathers. With a brand new photo book on the horizon, Rachael tells us all about her career transition from…

1 min.
the gallery

William Yu Image title: Morning in Guilin, Guangxi province, China www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com What camera, lens and settings did you use for this shot? I used a Sony A7R Mark IV, Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens, at 40mm, ISO 640, f/16, 1/200s. Where and why did you take this shot? Guilin is known for its unique Karst landscape, with exquisite, organic shapes and lines. What do you like most about the image? In this photo, I set the camera low on the ground, capturing the beautiful reflection of the mountains, the farmer and the water buffalo in the calm, mirror-like water. Did you do much post-processing? I processed the image in Lightroom Classic and adjusted contrast, vibrance and clarity. Turn over to see more of William Yu’s shots on the next spread. Upload your images to our Facebook page at facebook.com/DigitalPhotographerUK for a…

1 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Buktan Hummen Website: instagram.com/buktan_hummen Image location: Thailand Type of commission: Commercial Shot details: Sony A6400/iPhone, 24-70mm f/2.8,1/200sec, f/4, ISO 100 About the shot: Digital photography opens up an endless amount of possibilities for image creation. While many of the digital darkroom techniques that are popular today could probably be carried out using a traditional darkroom setup and analogue photography tools, these effects can be customised with far more flexibility. Buktan Hummen is a popular digital artist based in Thailand. His style conveys the people and places of the region, using a mix of natural and artificial lighting. His images all have a strong narrative, depicting engaging subjects in compelling environments. “I always imagine the story in my head before I shoot anything,” says Buktan. “However, I always take a picture as a natural composition, without…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Enter our Incredible Abstracts contest in association with Photocrowd Our next competition, Incredible Abstracts, is open from 19 October until 6 November. Take a closer look at the world around you to find exciting details. These can be captured with a macro lens, telephoto zoom or whatever you want – as long as it’s thought-provoking. Submit your entries at https://www.photocrowd.com/ digitalphotographer/ for a chance to win a licence to Affinity Photo professional editing software (£49 for Mac or 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…

1 min.
the best of environmentalportraits

For our latest competition in association with Photocrowd, we challenged you to submit your best environmental portraits. After working through all the brilliant entries, 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 always the standard of submitted images was really high, and it was a tough call to pick out the best. 1 ST PLACE WINNER A little break to life Photographer: Onur Ercoskun Our comment: This image is full of atmosphere. The choice to use monochrome helps us focus on texture and detail, while the steam adds to the ethereal feel of the scene. The direct eye contact with the subject instantly engages the viewer, while the diffused background, through the steam, provides wonderful…