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Digital Photographer

Digital Photographer

No. 228

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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2 min.
sometimes we get so caught up in the new that we forget to master the basics

As pro photographers, we all want to progress rapidly, master new skills and try the latest kit – but sometimes we get so caught up in the new that we forget to master the basics. In this issue, we’re delving into two cornerstones of successful images: lenses and composition. Our pro guide to lenses on p30 explores lens types, advanced tech and techniques, as well as troubleshooting tips for using your optics in the field. The lens you choose can play a big role in framing shots, but our masterclass in landscape composition (p44) will have you creating impactful scenes in no time. Refresh your memory on framing approaches, and discover how perspective, aspect ratio, focal length and editing affect your final composition. In the tutorial department, this month’s creative project shows…

2 min.
our contributors

PETER FENECH Expect all the usual pro content from Peter this issue, including a guide to mastering your lenses (p30). The article covers technical jargon, common lens issues, and advice for exploring the full potential of your glass. Peter’s tips for shooting harsh-light portraits are on p66, and his review of the Fujifilm X-T4 is on p88. Website: digitalcameraworld.com RORY LEWIS Working in iconic cities around the world, such as London, NY, Amsterdam, Rome, and LA, Rory is an award-winning portrait photographer, whose work often features celebrities. In this month’s interview on p22, Rory shares his Renaissance inspirations, lighting approaches, and how he captures a performance in a portrait. Website: rorylewis.studio MATTHEW MARAN Matthew has travelled the world, winning awards for his landscape and wildlife images. As part of our career feature this issue, we wanted to…

1 min.
gifts & giveaways

Digital e-book Teach Yourself Studio Photography Teach Yourself Studio Photography guides you through all of the essential kit and techniques that you need to make your studio work. Once you have mastered the basics, studio photography is effortless. Inside this 196-page digital bookazine, discover what to consider when setting up a home studio, learn more about professional studios, and find out how to shoot like a pro. To claim your free e-book, head to https://bit.ly/DP228-studioebook You’ll need to enter your details and then we can email you a link to directly view and/or download your free e-book. Printable guide Lenses glossary At the end of the Master Your Lenses feature on p43, you’ll find a handy lens glossary that explains the common terms around optics. It’s A4 in size – perfect to print out and refer back…

2 min.
the gallery

Anton Alymov Image title: Soak In The Last Light What camera, lens and settings did you use to capture this stunning shot? I used my Sony A7R II with the 16-35 f/4 lens. I love this lens as it’s perfect for cityscapes, plus it’s super sharp! I used the Gitzo GT1545T tripod – the best I’ve ever had as it’s so light and stable. How did you decide on the composition? The composition was a challenge to nail as there were so many buildings. But I was able to find the balance between the elements by framing Burj Khalifa to the left third of the image. What do you like most about the image? That day there was an amazing sunset over Dubai – it was so colourful and saturated. I came to the location an hour…

2 min.
story behind the still

Photographer’s name: Graeme Purdy Website: https://purdy.photography Image location: Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa Type of commission: Personal Shot details: Canon EOS 5DS R, 24mm, 1/400sec,f/5.6, ISO 800 About the shot: Many wildlife images, no matter how impressive or well-timed, possess a feeling of distant observation, lacking an immersive perspective. Graeme Purdy’s work goes beyond the mere record shot made from afar, instead capturing an intimate point of view. “I wanted a more up-close and personal image of wild and dangerous animals,” says Graeme. “I’d been photographing the Ridge Pride for years, and at this stage the pride was very settled, allowing for images of the whole pride together. The pride was fabulous to watch and photograph, but when this image was taken uncertainty was in the air. I spent more time than usual with the pride as…

1 min.
win! prizes from affinity

Enter our Summer Landscapes contest in association with Photocrowd before 20 July for a chance to win Our next competition, Summer Landscapes, invites you to capture the magnificence of the outside in summer. We want to see striking, sun-soaked vistas, and scenics that capture the ambience of the longest months of the year. Enter at www.photocrowd.com/digitalphotographer for a chance to win a licence to Affinity Photo editing software (worth £48.99 for Mac or Windows). Affinity Photo is a huge toolset engineered for modern photography professionals. Whether you’re editing and retouching images or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you’ll ever need. Speed, power and accuracy are at the heart of Affinity Photo’s workflow, with non-destructive editing, RAW processing and end-to-end colour management as standard. Edits work in…