Covering the day job

April 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

My day job is an unusual one - I edit a photography magazine called Digital SLR. Aimed at improving the skills of beginners, we have a fun and vibrant community of readers, but when it comes to magazines there is one page that is much, much more important than all the others... the cover.

Getting the cover right will make those people walking past the shelves pick the magazine in the first place, and they will (hopefully) then be hooked in to flicking through the rest of the content before making a purchase.

For our May issue, we focused a lot of content on macro photography, including a test on macro lenses. But when it came to finding an image to fit on a specific space on our cover, we had to do a lot of searching. In the end, I raided my archives and came up with this shot, taking not on a dedicated macro shoot in the wilds, but down at the local park on a family day out. What's more, this images proves you don't need a pricey macro lens, the photo was taken with my humble 28-135mm.

You can see the full image below, hope you like it!


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