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Digital Photographer No. 234

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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
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
world’s fastest lens arrives

Stills photographers and videographers alike will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the world’s fastest camera lens, the Voigtländer Super Nokton 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical. Available in Micro Four Thirds mount, the prime optic offers the equivalent angleification factor of the Micro Four Thirds sensor format, while the equivalent maximum aperture remains an impressive f/1.6. While photographers will enjoy the depth of field this lens will create, the inclusion of a stepless aperture ring will appeal to film-makers using Panasonic and Olympus cameras, and of course Blackmagic users. The lack of defined ‘clicks’ between aperture settings allows smooth alteration of brightness during filming, while also reducing the possibility of vibration during camera work. While there have been faster lenses in the past, such as the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33, any similar…

1 min.
in other news

DXO NIK COLLECTION – 25 PRESETS FOR 25 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY DxO is celebrating 25 years of the Nik Collection of plugins with the introduction of 25 new presets for Nik Collection 3.3. Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex get new presets for portraits, wildlife, street photography and other styles. After buying the software DxO has reinvented and rejuvenated it. 3.3 is a free update for existing Nik Collection 3 users. PLETHORA OF CANON KIT IN 2021? A report suggests seven RF-mount cameras may be on the way next year, including hi-res and professional bodies. Among them will be a replacement for the Canon EOS RP, a pro-level EOS R1 and an EOS RS, with a possible resolution of 90MP. This may render the EOS 5D series of DSLRs redundant. We might…

1 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Adrian Galli Photographer’s website: www.adriangalli.com Image location: Chicago, USA Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Olympus OM-D E-M5 + M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f/8.0, ISO 200 Before the City With images such as this it is possible to see how much stills photography and cinema have in common – Adrian’s movie background helped him select the ideal photography composition About the shot: We can often end up becoming so focused on the technical aspects of a shot that we forget about the main purpose of every image – telling a story. With a background in visual storytelling, Adrian recognises the importance of this and is drawn to scenes with a strong narrative. “Working in film and TV, the cinematic story of the shot is what struck me. The story behind the man on the water alone…

7 min.
say yes to the dress

For many, the power that images have for storytelling is one of photography’s biggest draws. Images have the ability to transport us to a different time or place, to describe moments without words, and to convey an entire narrative to the person viewing them. Photographs can sweep us into a scene and make us feel as if we are there. Tommy Reynolds has called himself a professional wedding and portrait photographer since 2013, but it’s his personal projects, cinematic approach and ability to understand people and their stories that stands his work apart. After watching Tommy’s moving talk at this year’s (virtual) Photography Show, we knew that he was the perfect person to shadow behind the scenes of a shoot. Luckily for us, he already has a very personal project in the…

1 min.
pros of shooting tethered

Tommy uses a Tether Tools TetherPro cable to link his Leica straight to the Lightroom Classic software open on his laptop. Tethering means that the images are imported automatically, and Tommy is able to apply his saved processing presets in the software to see whether his vision for images is being met. “If I’m going to edit in Lightoom, there’s no point in me tethering into Capture One. I’ve got all of my presets dialled in, so I like the workflow of this approach.” If you’re working as a collaborative team in a studio, having the images displayed on a larger computer streamlines the process and means that everyone can see the results. During this shoot, Tommy could show the images to subject Hazel, whether this was to explain poses or…

1 min.
tommy’s kit essentials on the shoot

1 Leica SL2 Tommy’s workhorse camera is usually a Canon 5D Mark III, but on this shoot he was trying out the mirrorless full-frame Leica SL2, which sports a 47MP CMOS sensor. 2 Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens This classic prime is renowned for reportage work, but it’s also a winner for portraits, giving Tommy creamy out-of-focus areas at wider apertures. 3 Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90MM f/2.8-4 This standard zoom lens is ideal for trying out new compositions without disrupting the light. Tommy used it to capture portrait-orientation shots of Hazel by the window. 4 Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Sigma lens Art Tommy lenses – uses optics several BLOB that ? have developed a fan base ATfor WWW their sharpness and quality. 5 PIXAPRO RIKO400 400Ws ring flash Tommy mounted this battery-powered flash onto…