Digital Photographer No. 237

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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“nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own”

”Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own,” writer Charles Dickens once said. And while winter has provided us with its own share of photo opportunities, now comes the promise of spring. Spring brings with it longer daylight hours to shoot in, dramatic weather conditions, and an array of colourful blooms to turn your lenses to. In this issue, our guide to spring landscapes will help you to capture your most stunning seasonal scenes ever. From p34, learn to identify strong subjects, choose the best kit, and master both close-up details and wider perspectives. For an extra burst of inspiration, winning images from the latest International Garden Photographer of the Year start on p84. If all the isolation at home has left your photo mojo waning, our other…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH As our in-house technique editor, Peter is a master of many genres. On p34 you’ll find his guide to spring landscapes, which is full of evergreen photography tips that you can revisit throughout the year. You’ll also find his creative guide to home studio lighting on p50, shooting tutorial on p56, and lens reviews on p108. Website: ANDY ROUSE The award-winning wildlife photographer Andy Rouse is someone who embraces the power of positivity in his life. In our pro column on p114, he tells us why there’s no such word as can’t in his dictionary, and how a positive mindset recently helped him to capture a technically challenging shot of a damselfly in mid-air. Website: KAV DADFAR We recently went shooting with pro photographer Kav Dadfar in London. What Kav doesn’t know about…

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digital photographer uk

Editorial Editor Lauren Scott 0330 390 6246 Senior Designer Neo Phoenix Production Editor James Price Technique Editor Peter Fenech Senior Art Editor Warren Brown Content Director Chris George Product photography Bath Photo Studio Contributors Louise Carey, Kav Dadfar, Claire Gillo, Graeme Green, Phil Hall, Dan Mold, Angela Nicholson, Serge Ramelli, Andy Rouse Main cover image © dszc/E+ Via Getty images Advertising Media packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove Advertising Manager Michael Pyatt +44 (0)1225 687538 Account Manager Matt Bailey +44 (0)1225 687511 International Licensing Digital Photographer is available for licensing and syndication.. Contact the Licensing team to discuss partnership opportunities. Head of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw Subscriptions New orders: www.magazinesdirect.com0330 333 1113 Renewals: customer service: 0330 333 4333 email queries: Group Marketing Director Sharon Todd Circulation Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers Production Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Senior Ad Production Manager…

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gifts & giveaways

Free e-book to download Teach Yourself Portrait Photography This month, learn how to take better photos with our free e-book, Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes. Covering preparation, shooting and post-production steps, this guide is full of advice to make sure you maximise the potential in your images. There’s plenty of fun photo projects and expert techniques inside, too! To claim your free e-book, head to 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 photo guide 10 tips for Instagram Whether you love it or loathe it, social media has become so ingrained in our daily lives that it’s almost impossible to be a photographer without getting on the bandwagon. A visual social platform, Instagram is the perfect place to showcase your work…

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fujifilm x summit announcements

The Fujifilm X Summit Global 2021 took place on 27 January, and like previous X Summit events, it played host to a number of big announcements – two new cameras, three lenses, plus firmware to make several existing cameras more powerful. The first new release is the Fujifilm GFX 100S, which essentially features the core of the GFX 100 with a shrunken body and price. Capable of producing 100MP images, it’s in the same ballpark price range as top-end full-frame cameras (£5,499/$5,999). While it’s still expensive by regular standards, in the medium-format market it’s one of the cheapest out there – 40 per cent less than the price of the existing GFX 100. Fujifilm’s X-E4 is for “everyday photographers, videographers, and content creators.” At 364g, it’s a super-compact and stripped-back rangefinder-style camera…

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sony a1 rivals canon eos r5

Sony has announced a game-changing new camera, the Sony A1, with a 50.1MP sensor and 8.6K video capabilities. Powered by a brand new stacked, back-illuminated Exmoor RS image sensor along with a Bionz XR processor, the A1 can shoot bursts at up to 30fps, with 15 stops of dynamic range and real-time animal eye AF. According to Sony, it can also record for a maximum of 30 minutes when filming in 8K or 4K 60p. The camera is weather-sealed and offers 5.5 stops of in-body image stabilisation, as well as pro communication options, including FTP transfer, 1000 BASE-T LAN, and SuperSpeed 10Gbps USB 3.2. The Sony A1 will cost £6,499/$6,498, and shipping is expected to begin in March in the US and UK. For more visit…