For a nation with more than 11,000 miles of coastline, the UK offers no end of opportunities to photograph the sea.
And that’s the theme of this issue’s cover feature, as leading outdoor photographer Verity Milligan offers some essential insights for photographing water, whether it’s on the coast or inland.
And there’s even more inspiration waiting for you in our Photo Active projects section, including focus-stacking with pro Dave Wilder, and modifying an old film lens for creative use on a digital camera.
Plus, don't miss some top tips on how to capture a firework display, from Martin Thomas, and the latest instalment in our adaptation of Tim Cornbill's Urban Photography book.
Among other Digital Camera regulars, Camera College explains what causes image noise in your photographs and how you can control it, we join commercial photographer Dan Tidswell for a street fashion shoot in New York, in One to One, and Andrew James is on hand to answer your queries in Photo Answers.(opens in new tab)
Our Hotshots gallery celebrates the winning entries in the Nikon Photo Competition 2018-2019, and portrait photographer Glyn Dewis takes us behind the scenes of his 3945 Portraits project in Shot of the Month.
There are more fantastic images in this month’s interview, as music photographer Christie Goodwin talks about shooting the various members of rock and pop royalty you’ll find in her portfolio.(opens in new tab)
Camera reviews lead on the Sony A7R IV, a full-frame mirrorless with a whopping 61MP sensor, with lenses being represented by Canon’s RF 24-70mm f/2.8. Plus, we have a group test of affordable 85mm lenses for portraiture and a six-way camera phones shootout.
For accessory tests, we round up the best table-top tripods for stabilising smartphones, CSCs and small DSLRs.
And the photographer in your life – or perhaps even yourself – will find plenty of inspiration in our five-page Christmas Gift Guide that covers fabulous photo gifts available at price points from under £50 to over £200.(opens in new tab)
The December 2019 issue of Digital Camera comes with 12 free gifts(opens in new tab)
- 9 all-new photo tips cards covering landscapes, nature & wildlife… and more!
- Video disc featuring 77 minutes of Photoshop and Lightroom video training
- Starburst brushes kit for Photoshop – add starbursts in a few seconds!
- 148-page Camera Shopper ebook packed full of buying advice
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