Digital Photographer No. 246

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

2 min
the audience for serious photography is getting bigger all the time

The quote above comes from renowned documentary photographer Martin Parr, who we are delighted to feature in our interview this month (p74). Martin recognises that there are more advanced shooters out there than ever, but becoming serious about photography can often mean learning from a pro, which is why we always ask the experts to share their advice with us. This issue, we get invited into the studio of Canon pro Jade Keshia Gordon as she gives her top tips for shooting inclusive fashion portraits (p14), while travel and editorial photographer Jordan Banks walks us through his workflow for lifestyle imagery (p22). Lifestyle is a common term, but the genre is about much more than shooting natural portraits. In the feature, find out how to create the authentic scenes that clients are…

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our contributors

PETER FENECH This issue, our Technique Editor Peter has been getting creative with a flash for an advertorial product shoot on p50, where he fakes an autumnal sunrise. He’s crafted a composition tutorial on shooting tall subjects in the landscape on p56 and reviewed two new lenses from Nikon and Panasonic on p110. Website: VERITY MILLIGAN As a pro landscape and commercial photographer, Verity is a veteran when it comes to writing for us. This issue, she discusses the relevance of landscape photography and its ability to communicate ideas into the future, compared to some other genres of the medium. You can read her thoughts in her Pro Column on p114. Website: CLAIRE GILLO Claire is a regular contributor to Digital Photographer and on p64 this issue, she provides an insight into the world of copyright. In…

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gifts & giveaways

Free e-book to download Modern landscape photography Landscape photography is one of the most rewarding yet challenging areas to specialise in. In this guide we’ll explore shooting at classic honeypot spots as well as unique spots. From cloudless skies, to unexpected weather or tricky light conditions, you’ll find guides and projects to help you tackle every landscape. 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 15-page photo guide Using perspective Perspective can be used to create a dynamic, striking image that makes you see the world in a whole new way. While looking up at a subject usually makes it seem imposing and dramatic, looking down from an elevated perspective provides a kind of…

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nikon z9 teaser

Nikon has recently published a 30-second video teasing its forthcoming flagship Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Although very little was actually revealed in the quick commercial – which features a dancer being captured in action – viewers did get a glimpse of an unusual rear LCD screen mechanism. It appears as if the screen tilts up and down – as found on many Sony mirrorless cameras – but in the final few frames of the video it looks as if it also tilts inwards. While the Z9 camera was already ‘sort-of’ announced in early March 2021, nearly all of the specifications remain under wraps. Nikon hasn’t shared an expected timeline for release, or for when all of the Z9’s features will be fully announced, but we expect the latter to happen by…

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canon supports young global good award

Canon has announced the winners of its second Canon Young Champion of the Year Award, which was introduced as part of the Global Good awards to celebrate the achievements of young people around the world who are driving social and environmental change. Recognising the achievements of young sustainability campaigners through photography, the U16s award was won by siblings Mishal and Mir Firaz in the UAE, with Nigeria-based Alabi Samuel Anjolaoluwa winning for the U21s. Aged just 11 and 14, the Firaz siblings have already been campaigning for sustainability for seven years, and recently founded ‘Winshares’, an app which allows the free sharing of used textbooks and uniforms to support access to education in the UAE while simultaneously reducing waste. Alabi Samuel Anjolaoluwa won the U21s category for his project, Students of…

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manfrotto goes all out with swathe of new gear

Manfrotto has announced no less than 31 different camera bag variants (and related accessories) including five new photo backpacks, two new tough cases and a range of holsters, messengers, accessories, tote and waist bags. There’s an all-new PRO Light collection of five bags as well as updates to Manfrotto’s Street and Advanced bag series, which have been designed in Italy with both amateur and pro photographers and videographers in mind. Interior space is said to have been maximised and all of the new models feature a new M-Guard dividing system. This uses a slim-profile high-density EVA foam to add extra shock absorbance and protect your valuable camera kit from knocks and dings when you’re out on a shoot. We look forward to seeing how it performs when we review the new models…