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

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Issue 245 of Digital Camera is on sale now, with 12 bonus gifts including nine photo tips cards and a guide to Skylum Luminar AI (Image credit: Future)

Longer summer days means more opportunities for photos, so don’t miss Digital Camera’s guide to making the most of the extra hours. 

Our Summer Special cover feature issues a compelling challenge: shoot a creative portfolio in just one day. 

So between sunrise or sunset, whether it’s photographing bugs, shooting fabulous florals, silhouettes, light trails and more, there’s plenty of inspiration on offer. 

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Remember that you can also buy Digital Camera online, or make great savings of up to 34% with a subscription

Other highlights in August’s Digital Camera 

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While many of the assignments in our cover feature can be tackled close to home, you’ll find more in the same vein in our dedicated Stay at Home section – including another great reader gallery – plus, there’s another terrific selection of projects to try in Photo Active

Our Hotshots gallery showcases some tasty treats – our highlights from the 2021 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year. 

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If you enjoy photographing flowers then you’ll be in clover this month – Camera College offers an eight-page masterclass on photographing flowers. 

You’ll definitely learn something new, whether you’re a newbie to the genre or an experienced shooter. 

Follow along with the tutorials then enter your best shot in the photo challenge, where one lucky reader can win a copy of Affinity Photo worth £49/$50. 

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Photographers sharing their insights this month include Kitty Clark, in our One to One pro masterclass on maternity photography. 

We go on location with Kitty in south-west England to discover how she captures her fine art-style images, and how she uses the golden light of a spring evening to create her signature shots. 

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In our interview, the US photographer Kristin Bedford brings us up to speed on her new book Cruise Night, a long-form project which documents the Mexican American lowrider movement in Los Angeles. 

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August’s bonus digital gift is a set of brushed border effects for Photoshop, plus a two-page tutorial on how to use them. 

You’ll be transforming your images into Impressionist-style masterpieces in a matter of seconds. 

As always, elsewhere in our Practical Photoshop section, you’ll find an appealing selection of image editing tutorials to get busy with, as we debut more creative techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop. 

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Highlights in August’s camera reviews section include the Olympus PEN E-P7 compact, the first new release by the iconic brand’s new ownership, which gets a full test.

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And we scrutinise the Lumix GH5 Mark II, an update to Panasonic’s practically perfect 4K hybrid. Find out what the manufacturer has done to make this camera even more attractive to buyers. 

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Finally, our group test marks this summer’s return to spectator sports with a round-up of the best super-telephotos for shooting sports and wildlife. 

We also welcome some long-awaited native macro glass for Nikon’s Z system in the shape of the Nikkor Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S

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

Issue 245 of Digital Camera magazine is on sale now – you can also enjoy it on your smartphone or tablet (Image credit: Future)

This issue’s digital gifts include 20 brushed border effects for Photoshop and 56 minutes of bonus video tutorials. 

Plus, there’s also an in-depth 24-page guide to Skylum Luminar AI editing software, including an exclusive discount code that can be redeemed until 31 October 2021. 

Here’s the full line-up of the bonus gifts with issue 245: 

  • Nine all-new photo tips cards on wildlife, landscapes, action – and more 
  • 24-page guide to Skylum Luminar AI image editing software
  • 20 brushed border effects for Photoshop CC – create an Impressionist masterpiece! 
  • 56 mins of video tutorials for editing in Affinity Photo, Photoshop and Lightroom  
  • 256-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. 

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera magazine and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for two decades, 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, and these days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, plus dabbling with studio still life.