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52-page Landscape book INSIDE! 9 PHOTO TIPS cards 162-PAGE GEAR GUIDE

INTERVIEW

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Creative inspiration Photo Projects

Seven ideas to enliven your spring photography, including Zen foxes

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JAMES ABBOTT’S ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FILTERS Instantly take more control of your landscape shots

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Coastal challenge Reader Shootout

Two readers join our editor (centre) in Devon for a pair of photo missions

FIND OUT WHO’S WON!

We announce our two winners Photographer of the Year 2018 You’ve seen our category winners – now find out who are our Photographer of the Year and our Young Photographer of the Year!

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Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Digital Camera

This MONTH’S STAR CONTRIBUTORS…

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or all the unquestionably effective changes you can make to your shots after the fact with software, there’s still something magical about achieving the look you want as you take the shot. Lens filters are just as essential a presence in your kit bag as they were in the days of film cameras – so this issue we celebrate the role of the filter, with an in-depth guide to making the most of polarisers, NDs and ND grads. Find out what you can be achieving in-camera on page 43. We’ve got a special focus on landscapes this issue, with our brilliant 52-page booklet offering 77 ways to improve your landscapes, and Hotshots showing the best of International Landscape Photographer of the Year on page 8. It’s been a treat seeing the thousands of entries to our own 2018 Photographer of the Year contest over the past few months. Meet the worthy winners on page 82.

HOTSHOTS ILPOTY winners

Our pick of this year’s International Landscape Photographer of the Year

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Photoshop master Jon Adams

Photo editing guru Jon is full of ideas to help you edit to perfection

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Photo answers Andrew James

Ben Brain Editor, Digital Camera

Our pro is ready once again with solutions to all of your questions

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PHOTO PROJECTs Roeselien Raimond

Find out why this photographer loves to take pictures of foxes

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Filter expert JAMES ABBOTT

James explains everything you need to know about lens filters

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The big interview NIall mcDIARMID

Find out what’s taken this street photographer all round the UK

OuR COVER IMAGE MATT REYNOLDS Matt Reynolds is a photographer based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He says: “I get a thrill out of chasing those elusive great sunrises and sunsets – not just the sense of serenity experiencing the event, but the rush as you drive hours away because the sky or the forecast look promising. Of course, with that come the lows when Mother Nature does not cooperate.

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“I have been to this location at Portland Head in Maine a couple of times and struck out. This morning, though, was one of the lucky ones. The photo was taken about 45 minutes before sunrise.” www.mattreynoldsphotography.com Kit Sony Alpha 7R with Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f.4 ZA OSS lens at 16mm Exposure 3 sec at f/16, ISO 100

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LIGHTROOM Skills

Change the weather: Produce better-looking images with a sense of light and shade using Adobe Camera Raw Tap video to watch

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EXPERT Photo ADVICE

8 Hotshots

76 Photo Answers

16 28 Photo Projects

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Our selection of successful shots in this year’s International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest

In Focus

This month’s biggest photo news

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Niall McDiarmid

The acclaimed street photographer on his UK projects

43 Filters in focus

Master long exposures and more as we walk you through the basics of using filters on your lenses

97 The Perimeter

Raindrops keep fallin’ on Quintin Lake’s head in Scotland

Back to Basics

Take control of white balance so you can colour your world

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98 Bluffer’s Notes

Andreas Gursky’s photos cast the world in a new light

101 Kit Zone

The making of an epic landscape and a moo-ving portrait

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Photographer of the Year

The winners take it all as we unveil our top two photographers

Seven creative missions to keep you busy shooting this spring

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Your photo queries answered and key techniques revealed, including capturing animal fur detail

New cameras from Fujifilm and Panasonic – details below

Shootout

Two readers join editor Ben Brain in Devon to take on our challenge to shoot creative coastal scenes

125 Digital Darkroom

Tutorials to help you boost your Photoshop and Lightroom skills

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This new mirrorless model is Fujifilm’s new flagship, with bags of action potential

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Move closer and shoot tiny objects as we test eight lenses that were made for magnification

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HOTSHOTS s h o t s f r o m I n t e r n at i o n a l l a n d s c a p e p h o t o g r a p h e r o f t h e y e a r

Max Rive NETHERLANDS Cerro Torre, Patagonia, Argentina Max is the overall winner of International Landscape Photographer of the Year, and this shot won International Landscape Photograph of the Year – the first time one photographer has claimed both awards in the same year.


INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

International Landscape Photographer of the Year is an annual competition celebrating the art and craft of landscape photography. Each year the judges select 101 of the best landscape photographs, which are compiled into a book, as well as rewarding the best single photographs, and the best portfolios.

The book

The 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year collection is published in three printed editions: a limited-run art book printed with archival pigment inks on cotton rag paper, hand-bound and delivered in a custom-made slip case; and regular hardcovers in A3 and A4 sizes. A PDF ebook is also available to download for free from the competition website.

The competition

You can enter the 2018 competition via the website – see the website for closing dates, details of entry fees and free entries, and other terms and conditions.

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HOTSHOTS HOTSHOTS

ADAM GIBBS Canada Fairy Lake, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

HUIBO HOU United States Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States 10

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MAX RIVE NETHERLANDS Patagonia, Argentina

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ZSOLT ANDRAS SZABO Romania

Salaj County, Romania

Zsolt won 2nd place in International Landscape Photographer of the Year.


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