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

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Issue 247 of Digital Camera is on sale now, with 12 bonus gifts including nine photo tips cards (Image credit: Future)

Photographers love to devour the visual treats of autumn, but whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a relative newbie, our October issue will serve up a range of fresh tips and techniques to feast on. 

Turn straight to our cover feature, for 10 ways to capture your best-ever golden season. 

Highlights include photographing early-morning starbursts, playing with colour contrast, capturing slow-motion streams and firework displays – and more! 

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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 October’s Digital Camera 

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And as with every issue of Digital Camera, you’ll find plenty of ideas to inspire your next photo project, in our Photo Active section. 

Discover how to photograph roe deer, fire up a portrait session and capture the beauty of newborn babies. And much more! 

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Our Stay at Home section continues, with another selection of projects to try in or around your home. Learn how to shoot the Harris effect, get creative with a zoom lens and embrace design principles in your photographs.

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And make sure you check in on Camera College, which this month offers an in-depth professional tutorial on mastering black and white photography.

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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Our Hotshots gallery showcases the category winners from ‘Humanity’, the 10th edition of HIPA, and you can catch some top pro insights from Harry Benson, as he offers some wit and wisdom from six decades behind the lens, in Pro in Focus.

And don’t miss National Geographic contributor David Doubilet’s insights on his intriguing ‘half and half’ underwater images, in this month’s interview.

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Elsewhere, you can explore the latest creative techniques on offer in our latest image editing tutorials covering Affinity Photo, Lightroom and Photoshop. 

And find out how to use this issue‘s digital gift: 32 retro light leak effects for Photoshop CC. Revisit this phenomenon from the days of handling film and discover how a light leak can transform your digital images.  

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In this month’s reviews, we’re delighted to put the pleasingly retro-styled Nikon Z fc through our lab, as well as the Pentax K3 Mark III DSLR. 

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Plus, we round up the best macro prime lenses on sale right now, in our group test. And we give the Fujinon GF 80mm f/1.7 W WR a field and lab test. 

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

Issue 247 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 32 light leak effects for Photoshop; 55 minutes of bonus video tutorials covering Affinity Photo, Photoshop and Lightroom; and over 250 pages of reviews in our Camera Buyer’s Guide ebook.

Here’s the full line-up of the bonus gifts with issue 247: 

  • Nine all-new photo tips cards on action, mono, landscapes – and more
  • 32 light leak effects for Photoshop CC    
  • 55 mins of video tutorials for editing in Photoshop, Lightroom and Affinity Photo 
  • 250-plus-page Camera Buyer’s Guide eBook packed full of buying advice 

Subscribe now

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 from just £12.50! 

You can buy limited back issues of Digital Camera magazine in print at our Magazines Direct secure store.

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, 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.