Get 12 free gifts with the December 2019 issue of Digital Camera magazine

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Get 12 free gifts with the December 2019 issue of Digital Camera magazine – it's on sale now! (Image credit: Future)

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. 

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Learn how to shoot super seascapes with Verity Milligan, only in Digital Camera's December 2019 issue  (Image credit: Future)

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. 

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Our Photo Active section has 10 all-new photo projects to try today, including focus shifting with Dave Wilder  (Image credit: Future)

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

Join pro Dan Tidswell on a street fashion photography assignment in New York  (Image credit: Future)

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. 

Music photographer Christie Goodwin is in the hot seat for the Digital Camera December 2019 Q&A interview   (Image credit: Future)

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. 

Find a cracking Christmas gift in the five-page round-up of photo kit in Digital Camera magazine's December 2019 issue   (Image credit: Future)

The December 2019 issue of Digital Camera comes with 12 free gifts 

The December 2019 issue of Digital Camera magazine is on sale now – get your copy today!  (Image credit: Future)
  • 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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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.