Digital Photographer No. 243

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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in your local city, why not revel in the challenge of finding new viewpoints and angles?

You don’t have to travel great distances to capture images with drama and intrigue, and our latest technique features can both be tried close to home. On p22, explore ways to shoot urban images. On a city break you can hone so many photo skills, with iconic landmarks and bustling streets to inspire you. Even in your local city, why not revel in the challenge of finding new viewpoints? In our feature, learn how to plan a trip, experiment with exposure and focus on small details other photographers may miss, for stunning city shots. For something more serene, turn to our pro flower photography guide on p36, where Andy Small shares easy but effective ways to capture creative floral images in your home, garden or nearby countryside. As with exotic locations, using…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH Our technique editor Peter goes to great lengths every month to bring you practical camera advice and pro tutorials. This issue, he inspires you with fresh ideas for shooting on a city break (p22), using composition, perspective, colour and more. He also reviews two high-spec lenses from Canon and Panasonic (p110). Website: JAMES ABBOTT James is a regular contributor to DP, and we’re pleased to welcome him as our latest in-house editing specialist. Each month, James will be putting together tutorials on Photoshop and Lightroom to help you hone your processing skills. He starts with adjustment layers in PS (p58) and a guide to LR mobile (p60). Website: FOROUGH YAVARI In our gallery space this month, we feature some of the best entries from the inaugural International Portrait Photographer of the Year Award.…

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gifts & giveaways

Free e-book to download Teach Yourself Photoshop Elements While often regarded as the younger sibling to Adobe’s flagship Photoshop CC software, Photoshop Elements is still remarkably powerful. This in-depth book will help you to master the different workspaces, plus discover advanced edits, essential tricks and guides on how to use Elements’ Camera RAW editor. 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. Free 10-page photo guide How to improve your composition skills Regardless of your choice of subject, exposure, camera type or the lighting in your image, the composition is the most influential aspect on its success. Composition controls what the viewer sees – it defines the parameters within which visual information is disseminated in…

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vlogging heaven: sonyzv-e10 announced

After several weeks of rumours and delays Sony has finally revealed the ZV-E10, a mirrorless camera aimed at the vlogging market. The camera offers an affordable entry point to the Sony range and is pitched just below the A6000 range. While sharing much of the same technology, the new model is slightly narrower and is constructed of mostly plastic-based materials, helping to keep the cost and weight down, enticing content creators who are just starting out. It measures 113 x 64.2 x 44.7mm and has a weight of 346g. The camera’s control layout is similar to that of the A6100, so it should be easy enough for photographers and videographers to move up to another higher-end camera, or add a second camera, to enable B-roll capture, for example. As a first…

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iphone image literally goes for gold in contest

The results of the 14th annual iPhone Photography awards are in. This year the top prize was a little unusual too, for a photographic competition, as the winning image has gained its creator a bar of gold. The honour went to photojournalist Istvan Kerekes of Hungary, who overtook all other contestants to capture the imagination of the judges with his shot ‘Transylvanian Shepherds’. Interestingly, while no doubt many of the thousands of entries would have been taken on the most recent iterations of the iPhone, Kerekes captured his winning frame on a 2016 iPhone 7. Spokespeople for the Awards described the image: “In it, two rugged shepherds traverse an equally rugged industrial landscape, bearing a pair of lambs in their arms. The grit of the men and the bleakness of their…

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rankin and brooke shaden headline tps 2021

As with many live events The Photography Show and The Video Show had to go virtual last year. However 2021 will see the triumphant return of the Show between 18-21 September to the NEC arena in Birmingham. One of the highlights is always the Super Stage speakers and this year some of the biggest names in the industry will join us to offer their pro advice and fascinating insight. Headlining the event is British photographer and director Rankin (see interview on p72). Best known as co-founder of Dazed & Confused magazine as well as for his photography of top models and celebrities, Rankin will discuss a number of his most exciting recent projects, including his involvement with TV’s Great British Photography Challenge, as well as his portrait series focusing on the NHS…