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Digital Photo magazine is the first choice for photographers looking to take and make better pictures. With easy-to-follow projects, tips and techniques, every issue comes with a free CD-ROM packed with video lessons so you can learn new photo and imaging skills the smart way.

Frequency: 13 times a year
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Digital Photo December 2015, Issue 201

Use the power of Photoshop to create all-the-rage vintage effects and 10 top tips for striking images when the sun goes down with the expert tips and techniques in the December issue of Digital Photo. Add authentic film borders, make a bleach bypass effect, use one-click presets for a variety of retro finishes, make custom Christmas cards, and much more. Plus, use our 10 essential tips for capturing dramatic night scenes and get amazing low-light shots.

There are loads of brilliant photo ideas to try today, and these free gifts for better photos:

PhotoSkills video lesson CD with 9 new tutorials

50 Lightroom Retro Presets

20 Christmas Card Templates

15 Instant Picture Effects

In the December issue…

Photoshop Genius – Go retro in Photoshop
Transform shots with cross-processing, light leaks and borders for a vintage look, plus apply instant effect in one click with 50 free Lightroom Presets and 15 instant picture effects, and make your own custom Christmas cards with our templates.

Something for the weekend
Combine your shooting and Photoshop skills to create an eye-catching tri-colour portrait.

Master your camera
Improve your shooting knowledge and get sharper shots with our in-depth guide to using autofocus.

Make your own gear
Tripods can be awkward to lug over hill and dale, but this low-cost adaptation makes it a breeze.

Why this shot works
Expert insight on the composition and camera techniques used to create a stunning street shot.

Planet Photo
Get inspired by our gallery of beautiful pics and stories from the world’s best photographers.

Out of the ordinary
Take on the challenge of converting a tree into a creative image. Our three experts reveal their approach, and invite you to have a go, too!

Light after dark
10 essential tips for stunning night shots.

Photo answers
Expert advice on brightening just one part of a picture, the lowdown on extracting a still from a 4K video, how to get your RAW files working and the pros and cons of gimbal heads.

The big interview – Ann Nevreva
The Ukrainian lawyer-turned-portrait photographer shares her unique approach to achieving stunning people pics.

Gear focus
A trio of the best entry-level DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and Pentax battle it out; we put Sony’s flagship CSC, the Alpha 7R II, to the test; Sigma’s 24-35mm wide-angle zoom reviewed; and PortraitPro 15 editing software on test.