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Digital Camera March 2021 Issue 239
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Published 5th February



Low-light photography: How to capture awe-inspiring images when daytime turns into night-time


Camera College: Follow the tutorials on water drops, and enter your images in our challenge


Björn Persson: The acclaimed wildlife photographer talks to Graeme Green about creativity, conservation and connection


Chloe Dewe Mathews: This photographer’s latest book reveals a new side to the Thames. Niall Hampton dives in


Hotshots: SINWP’s The Living World winners


Reader Gallery: Digital Camera readers show us how they’ve been getting creative at home



Group Test: 70-200mm f/2.8 telephotos

Nikon Z 7II; GoPro Hero9 Black; Capture One Pro 21; Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM; Fujinon XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR



Kitty Clark uses her local surroundings to create natural family portraits


James W Fortune shares his favourite rock formations and how he shoots them


Nathan Bucchino offers tips for getting started with creative photography


Roddy Llewellyn shows how to transform your colour shots into mono masterpieces


Nicholas Goodden revisits old images in lockdown with a new creative eye


Kerena Bamrolia shoots portraits with a purpose


John Cuthbert creates simple abstract delights with the Twirl filter


James Maloney captures great images while out on simple walks


Gary Maddock Greene unveils a world of Impressionist image-making


Alistair Campbell takes a portrait lens to the empty streets


With just a few accessories, you can be ready to set up and capture fabulous floral masterpieces in your own home, says Roddy Llewellyn


Niamh Cottle shows how you can capture paw-fect portraits of your dog using a simple backdrop – and a lot of treats


Photo Answers: Our expert answers your questions, plus Tech Check and Image Rescue


Add pretty starburst effects to your shots: Use this issue’s Photoshop brush kit to pep up low-light shots, or create your own starburst effects


Bring some Clarity to your photos: Master one of the best detail-enhancing tools on offer in Photoshop and Lightroom


Add vintage style to your photos: Give your images a time-worn look with Lightroom or Camera Raw


Embrace blur for maximum creativity: Adding blur to pin-sharp images may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s a sure bet for achieving highly creative effects…


Perfect tones with Gradient Maps: Tint your images and recreate retro toning effects with this Affinity Photo essential


The Art of Seeing: Ben Brain creates a winter landscape


Shot of the Month: ‘London Fog’ by Ron Timehin


Perimeter: Quintin Lake’s final steps


Behind the Lens: Selene Magnolia’s animal rights shots


Scanning Ahead: Why we should shoot medium-format 


What the f/stop! Pit your brains against our quizmaster



Nine camera tips cards to keep in your kit bag; 16 Photoshop starburst brushes for adding lighting effects to your photos; a star trail Photoshop Action kit for simulating astrophotography effects; 254 pages of camera and lens reviews in our Buyer’s Guide ebook; 84 minutes of video training for Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Raw and Affinity Photo

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