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Get 12 bonus gifts with the May 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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This month’s cover feature is essential reading for anyone who doesn’t like to go beyond the basics of image editing. 

From using the correct focusing mode, aperture and shutter speeds, to taming shadows and highlights in-camera, you’ll discover how to get things right when firing the shutter – saving on editing time and freeing up more time for taking pictures. 

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.

With our current subscription deal you can get 5 issues for £5/$5/€5 (opens in new tab) – act now to take advantage of this amazing offer! 

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And if you’re looking for some fun ways to practise your new learnings, then turn to the 10 all-new projects in Photo Active. 

This month’s selection includes shooting superb scenics, immortalising classic steam trains, photographing garden flowers – and much more! 

Other highlights in May’s Digital Camera 

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We‘re pleased to welcome back Camera College for a new series. The first part focuses on urban architecture – follow the tutorials, learn how to take amazing photos of the built environment then enter your best shot in our reader challenge. 

The winner will bag a copy of Affinity Photo image editing software for macOS or Windows worth £50/$49! 

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The May issue is also packed with inspirational images, across a variety of genres. Hotshots showcases the winning images from International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021. 

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And in our interview, documentary photographer Craig Easton takes us behind the scenes of ‘Bank Top’, his award-winning project of life in Blackburn. 

Plus, if you’ve ever wondered what non–fungible tokens mean for photographers, then our Spotlight on… NFTs long read is where to find out.

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

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This month’s camera reviews lead on the Leica Q2 Reporter, a limited-edition version of the brand’s street photography-friendly compact. 

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We start a new series of Mini Tests with a look at the best-buy CFexpress Type B memory cards for use in high-end cameras, and put the DxO PureRAW 2 batch processing software through its paces. 

Plus, we review a brace of new lenses including the Nikkor 28-75mm f/2.8, the Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount, and the Laowa Argus 45mm f/0.95 FF – a super-wide-aperture optic for Canon, Nikon and Sony full-frame mirrorless.

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

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The May issue’s bonus gifts include nine all-new photo tips cards, a 180-page Photography Made Simple e-bookazine and 62 minutes of video tutorials

Here’s the full line-up of the bonus gifts with issue 255: 

  • Nine new photo tips cards covering landscapes, action, macro – and more
  • 62 mins of video tutorials for Lightroom, Photoshop and Affinity Photo 
  • 180-page Photography Made Simple eBook
  • 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.