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Get 14 bonus gifts with the February issue of Digital Camera mag, including 9 photo tips cards

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Issue 251 of Digital Camera is on sale now, with 14 bonus gifts including nine photo tips cards (Image credit: Future)

Digital Camera is the world’s leading digital photography magazine and has been helping photographers of all skill levels to improve their images since 2002. 

Every issue is packed with photo 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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Our February 2022 issue will help you make a flying start to the new photo year. 

The cover feature serves up some fresh photo ideas for 2022, focusing on capturing still-life subjects and how this can improve your composition skills, no matter what type of photography you like shooting most. 

For a limited time, in our January sale, you can subscribe to Digital Camera magazine (opens in new tab) and get three issues for £3/$3/€3. Act now while this offer is still hot! 

Other highlights in February’s Digital Camera 

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Turn to Photo Active for another fantastic selection of all-new creative projects, including expert tips for shooting live music concerts, how to hide out and capture kingfishers and shooting creative product photography. 

You’ll also find two top tutorials on landscape photography, and how you can create pro-standard editorial images using a simple popup photo studio at home. 

And don’t miss the latest set of photos to have made the cut in our reader gallery – Digital Camera readers show how they’ve been getting creative, with work covering a range of genres!

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Christmas may have passed now, but how about getting ahead of yourself for the next one, by shooting images to use on your own cards? 

Seasonal close-ups are the theme of this month’s Camera College 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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Also this month, we join urban architecture photographer Ben Moore for a photo walk in the City of London, for our One to One pro masterclass. 

Get some insights on how Ben shoots, and how he grew his social media following on his way to becoming an internationally in-demand cityscapes photographer. 

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There’s also a city angle to this month’s main interview, as we get the inside story on an enchanting series of portraits that art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten shot during the first Covid-19 lockdown in London.

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You’ll get a different perspective on built-up areas – and more besides – in Hotshots, which showcases the winners of the Drone Photo Awards 2021. 

Dedicated to a genre that’s distinct from traditional photography, these awards comprise no end of excellent aerial images, and you can savour our selection.

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Other highlights in this issue include Shootout, where two readers face off with fashion portraits and abstracts in Birmingham, and a Behind the Lens interview with curator and art historian Phillip Prodger, who discusses his new history of the photographic portrait, ’Face Time’. 

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This issue’s main digital gift is a photo editing software bundle from Franzis Software, worth £150/$200. 

Use B&W Projects, Cutout and Color Projects to add some extra ’wow’ to your images. 

There’s also a fresh selection of creative image editing techniques for Lightroom, Photoshop and Affinity Photo, courtesy of four new tutorials. 

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This month’s camera and accessory reviews lead on the Fujifilm X-T30 II, a refreshed version of one of the brand’s capable and compact APS-C mirrorless models. 

We put the DJI Mavic 3 camera drone through its paces, and round up the 10 best image editing programs on the market, in our group test. Which one comes out on top in our expert test? Turn to page 110 to find out… 

That’s it for a preview of our February issue, but our website colleagues are creating a new online photography course and would love to get some input from Digital Camera readers. 

Please take this 2-minute survey (opens in new tab) to help us make the best course possible, then be in with the chance of receiving a FULL scholarship when the course debuts later this year. 

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

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Gifts included with this issue include a photo editing software bundle worth £150/$200 from Franzis Software, nine all-new photo tips cards, 45 minutes of video tutorials and a 270-plus page camera Buyer’s Guide ebook

Here’s the full line-up of the bonus gifts with issue 251: 

  • Nine new photo tips cards on landscapes, wildlife, macro – and more
  • Franzis image editing software bundle worth £150/$200
  • 45 mins of video tutorials for Affinity Photo, Lightroom and Photoshop 
  • 270-plus-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. 

To make sure of your copy every month, subscribe at our online shop (opens in new tab). For a limited time, you can get three issues for £3/$3/€3 in our January sale. Act now to take advantage of this incredible offer!

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.