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Get 12 bonus gifts with the April issue of Digital Camera mag, including 9 photo tips cards

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The world’s leading digital photography magazine, Digital Camera launched in 2002 and has been helping photographers of all skill levels to improve their images ever since. 

Every issue is packed with technique tips, tutorials, inspiring images and expert buying advice, plus the latest news and equipment reviews, as well as a selection of free gifts (see below). 

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With winter coming to an end, we’re marking the occasion with a creative special: 20 fun and exciting photo tutorials across our ’Great Indoors’ cover feature and our Photo Active projects section. 

So if you’re looking to create some original and distinctive images of a wide range of subjects, either at home or outdoors, you’re in the right place. 

Don’t forget that you can subscribe to Digital Camera magazine (opens in new tab) and get the magazine delivered to your door every month. Choose between a print or digital subscription, or a bundle of the two.

Click the link above to view our current subscription deal. 

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This issue’s Photo Active offers a varied and compelling selection of photo projects to try today. 

Learn how to capture dance and motion in the studio, shoot macro images of butterflies, get a grounding in street fashion and glean some tips for successful long-exposure photography.

Other highlights in April’s Digital Camera 

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April’s One to One pro masterclass will strike a chord with any readers who enjoy rising early to capture landscapes as the day breaks. Outdoor photographer Lloyd Evans takes us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset to do just that, and also reveals how he adds a cinematic look to his images.

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Lloyd is a master of using natural light, but for anyone in occasional need of the artificial variety, then Camera College is on standby with an eight-page class on getting started in flash photography. 

Follow the tutorials then enter your best shot in the photo challenge… one lucky reader will win a copy of leading image editing software Affinity Photo (opens in new tab) worth £49/$50. 

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A sumptuous selection of widescreen scenics awaits in Hotshots, courtesy of the Epson International Pano Awards. 

This competition never fails to showcase the power of photography, and the class of 2021 is no exception. 

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This month’s seven-page interview has a conservation theme. Ahead of the release of the seventh Remembering Wildlife book, we speak to South Africa-based Daryl Balfour, one of only 13 photographers to have had their work featured in every title in the series. 

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Also in this issue, we present a selection of new image editing tutorials for Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo, and publish the latest selection of photos to make the cut for our Reader Gallery

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This month’s camera reviews are led by a new rangefinder: the Leica M11’s old-school controls are allied to present-day tech inside the case, including a 60MP full-frame image sensor. 

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Also this issue, our group test rounds up the best-buy lenses for DSLRs, and we test the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM, a high quality but affordable prime lens for the brand’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. 

The latest issue of Digital Camera comes with an unrivaled selection of digital gifts 

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Bonus gifts included with this issue include nine all-new photo tips cards, 61 minutes of video tutorials, a 274-page camera Buyer’s Guide ebook and a free image cataloging plugin for Lightroom – Excire Search 1.4. 

Here’s the full line-up of the bonus gifts with issue 253: 

  • Nine new photo tips cards covering wildlife, landscapes, macro – and more
  • 61 mins of video tutorials for Affinity Photo, Lightroom and Photoshop 
  • Excire Search 1.4 image cataloging plugin for Lightroom 
  • 274-page Camera Buyer’s Guide eBook packed full of buying advice 

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Every issue of Digital Camera magazine is packed with tips, techniques, pro advice, reviews, news and inspiration. 

Don’t forget that you can subscribe to Digital Camera magazine (opens in new tab) and get the magazine delivered to your door every month. Choose between a print or digital subscription, or a bundle of the two.  

Click the link above to view our current subscription deal. 

You can buy limited back issues of Digital Camera magazine in print at our Magazines Direct secure store (opens in new tab).

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Niall Hampton
Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab), and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 


Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 


On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.