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Digital Photographer No. 235

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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
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
the thought of a new year is always exciting for us as photographers

Happy new year! If you’re reading this as one of our UK print subscribers, you’ll notice that your copy of DP now arrives in paper rather than plastic; a positive environmental change that we’re pleased about and hope you will be too. Speaking of the environment, Matt Holland is leading our behind-the-scenes shoot from a rugged Dartmoor National Park this month. You can find his outdoor photography advice and shooting tips for long-exposure river scenes on p14. Chilly days and dark nights might still be lingering outside, but the thought of a new year is always exciting for us as photographers – and not just because we’re all glad to see the end of 2020! From p22, discover 25 tips from four top photographers in your favourite genres, which will help you…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Peter is our in-house writer and creator. This issue, he’s compiled not one, but 25 ways to take better photos in 2021! The feature starts on p22, with something for every genre. Elsewhere, Peter explains how lens adapters can be used to mount old glass on new cameras (p58), and takes a look at photobooks (p68). Website: www.digitalcameraworld.com BARBORA POLIVKOVA We often feature your images in our gallery section, and always feel inspired when we see what you’ve been busy shooting. Barbora features on p86, with a showcase of stunning nature shots that she took with her Nikon macro lens. Want your images to appear in a future issue of DP? Tag us on instagram or email them to us. Website: www.photobybara.com MATT HOLLAND Outdoor leader, workshop guide and landscape photographer Matt is our pro…

1 min.
gifts & giveaways

Free e-books to download Master Your Camera In 4 Weeks Master Your Camera In 4 Weeks aims to take you on a bit of a photo adventure, from unboxing your camera to pursuing more creative endeavours. Learn how to compose your images, understand shutter speed, aperture, ISO and more. At the end of each week you’ll find practical tasks to consolidate your skills. To claim your free e-books, head to https://bit.ly/dp235-book You’ll need to enter your details, and then we can email you a link to directly view and/or download your free e-books. Bonus supplement Top winter photo tips We’ve got a 13-page supplement on winter landscape photography for you to download this issue. Editor Lauren Scott goes in search of snowy scenery and brings you everything you need to know about shooting in beautiful but brrr-inducing…

1 min.
a leica for videographers?

The Leica SL2-S has been officially unveiled as the “Leica for videographers” with its limit-free 10-bit 4K 60p capabilities, leaner body and sensor resolution, and lower price point. On paper, the Leica SL2-S is a less expensive, lower resolution version of the Leica SL2, but this 24MP full-framer has some new features that make it more than that. As for video, the 10-bit 4:2:2 4K and C4K are supported by a log profile, which will help extend the dynamic range and allow for more effective colour-grading options – particularly with the integrated LUTs. Video can be captured up to 60p in 4K/C4K and 1080p. The fact that the SL2-S doesn’t have a limit on recording times should provide a benefit for those who prefer to shoot for long intervals. Leica says that HEVC…

1 min.
vote for your favourite wildlife photographs

The main winners of this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year have already been announced – but the People’s Choice Award is now open, and you have the chance to vote. Do you go for the cute, the funny, or the one that has the strongest message? It is up to you to decide the rules, the criteria, and to make your decision. There are 25 shortlisted entries for the People’s Choice for you to pick from – taken from the phenomenal 49,000 entries in this year’s competition (including a shot from our winter wildlife pro Andy Parkinson this issue). The top five People’s Choice Award images will also be displayed online, joining the winners of the 56th Wildlife POTY competition chosen earlier this year. Vote for your favourite at www.nhm.ac.uk/wpy/peoples-choice.…

1 min.
coffee shop conquered by nature scoops award

A stunning series of photos featuring nature reclaiming a building has scooped the top honours at Earth Photo 2020 – an international photographic competition jointly developed by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Earth Photo 2020 is envisioned as a way to better understand the world through the environment and geography. And this idea was best encapsulated by photographer Jonk, whose image Coffee Shop, Abkhazia, secured the top spot in the Place Category as well as the Overall Winner award. “This body of work gathers fragments of stories of human environments ‘taken back by nature’. While the images from all over the world have vivid clarity, they also warp the viewer’s perceptions of time and change,” says Joe Smith, director of the Royal Geographical…