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The new issue of Digital Photographer is out now. 

This month we have another amazing issue for you, packed full of pro techniques, advice and insight.

Better bird photos

Make your bird photography soar with our in-depth guide  (Image credit: Future)

Bird photography is a tricky genre to master. Your subjects are by nature fast, agile and seemingly erratic. With a good working knowledge of bird behaviour however, it is possible to capture stunning images, applying your photographic skill. In this first feature of the issue we take a look at the gear, research, locations and camera skills you need to capture birds in-flight, in their stunning habitats and in great light. If you like nature imaging you won't want to miss this one!

Understand your lenses

Get more form your optics by understanding their key terms and technology (Image credit: Future)

Lenses are often said to be the most important aspect of a camera system. Camera models themselves come and go and are refreshed quite often, while lenses meanwhile form the backbone of any photographer's kit. In our second feature this issue we dive deep into the tech lenses of all types have to offer. We explore the anatomy, compatibility and characteristics of each, to enable you to make more informed buying decisions and take better images in any situation, starting today!  

Creative outdoor portraiture

Tom Calton is your guide for shooting and editing amazing location portraiture this issue.  (Image credit: Future)

The outside world offers huge opportunities for amazing portraits, beyond the average staged in-studio image. However you have some challenges to overcome and Tom Calton is on hand to help you out. In our Creative Project, he explains how to manage the light, compose your images correctly and work with vibrant colour, for elevated portrait studies in the great outdoors. 

The Brand Identity 

Peter Fenech visits Rosie Parsons in her Exeter home studio to discover how she captures her unique portraits of women in business. (Image credit: Future)

Group test: supertele lenses

Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon or Sony? Which super telephoto lens is the best of the bunch? Find out in our group test in issue 253! (Image credit: Future)

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Digital Photographer is a monthly magazine, and the kitbag essential for pros, enthusiasts and amateurs alike!

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Photo therapy: the art of patience - why it's worth waiting!

Adapt and conquer! Learn to use lens adaptors the right way

Lighthouse photography: learn to compose images of very tall subjects

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Digital Photographer is the ultimate monthly photography magazine for enthusiasts and pros in today’s digital marketplace.

Every issue readers are treated to interviews with leading expert photographers, cutting-edge imagery, practical shooting advice and the very latest high-end digital news and equipment reviews. The team includes seasoned journalists and passionate photographers such as the Editor Peter Fenech, who are well positioned to bring you authoritative reviews and tutorials on cameras, lenses, lighting, gimbals and more.

Whether you’re a part-time amateur or a full-time pro, Digital Photographer aims to challenge, motivate and inspire you to take your best shot and get the most out of your kit, whether you’re a hobbyist or a seasoned shooter.