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Daniel Lezano launches Digital SLR Photography magazine - In an ePHOTOzine World exclusive we can reveal that Daniel Lezano, who launched Photography Monthly magazine, is back editing a new magazine titled Digital SLR Photography and in the shops in November.

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Dan Lezano by Annabel Williams
Daniel Lezano launches Digital SLR Photography magazine
Daniel informs us that he will be launching a new photo title called Digital SLR Photography on 14 November. It will be aimed primarily at all photographers who use digital SLRs, in particular enthusiasts, and promises to offer readers a real alternative to the current titles currently available. As well as showcasing great photography, the magazine will be offering in-depth technique guides to help readers get the best from their digital SLRs, seeing how digital has changed the way pros work, offer advice to readers on how to make money from their pictures and provide the latest news and reviews of the latest gear.

They will also have the biggest photo competitions with their main photo-challenge not only offering around £16,000 of Canon kit, but also giving entrants the chance to gain a certificate in digital SLR photography. Their aim is to provide a real mix of information and inspiration and provide a range of articles and photographic approaches that will make their magazine stand out from many of the rather formulaic titles currently available.

A few facts about the magazine:
The editor is Daniel Lezano, who launched Photography Monthly in 2001 and was its editor until March this year.
Cover price is £3.70.
It’s a monthly magazine and is on sale from 14 November
It will be on sale at WH Smiths, leading supermarkets and newsagents.

Digital SLR Photography will be making the most of great pictures so there’s a constant requirement for stunning images. Their website www.digitalslrphoto.com will be live in early November provides a flavour of the content of the magazine and will provide picture requirements and guidelines for submissions.

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Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 4:18 PM

Just spoke to Dan and he's going to let ePHOTOzine readers be the first to submit to Digital SLR Photography. If anyone has any pictures they want critiquing get them ready. We'll have an address to post to soon!

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contemporary dave

Very best of luck with it Dan. You did a great job at PM. Its a pity that since you left, both PP & PM now seem strikingly similar in their content.

Please don't make your new mag a clone of PP & PM - and try to do features on subjects other than landscape photography! I'm sure that you will deliver the goods - as you have always done.

Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 4:32 PM

I've seen a sneak preview and the design is stunning. Seems a very well thought out proposition too. When Dan left I wanted him to work with us, but he had his own ideas...which turned out to be the new company - Halo Publishing.

danlezano  8 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 - 4:52 PM

Thanks to both of you for your comments. Dave, Digital SLR Photography will be distinctive and it will not be just yet another photo title. The feedback I've received from the trade & the reader research groups I've dealt with have been extremely positive. The articles will be innovative and very relevant to the reader, the design will be modern, interesting and well thought out and the magazine hopes to be very interactive with readers.

As an enthusiast photographer, I feel many of the magazines I've bought are hard to tell apart and covering the same subjects, so we hope to be very different and unique in our content, approach and appeal, but obviously you as the buying public will be the judge of that. We'll be receptive to your ideas & comments, so please let us know what you think of it when it appears on sale.

Keep visiting ephotozine as I'll be giving Pete exclusives right up to the launch on 14 November. Keep your eye on www.digitalslrphoto.com as you'll see an update on there shortly. All the best, Dan

mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 5:08 PM

This is most interesting news. The market place is crowded with titles, but I was impressed with the job you did at PM Dan, so if anyone can crack the market, it should be you.

There is nothing wrong with articles on landscapes - just don't let them become overpowering.

Best of luck, I will be looking for the first issue with great interest.


IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 5:09 PM

Congratulations, Dan. I hope it's a great success.

It will be interesting to see what capacity the market has to expand: I see another new title - Digital SLR User - has just been launched.

There is a feeling expressed by many readers that many of the established titles have become repetitive. If you can be innovative and fresh in your approach, then I'm sure that Digital SLR Photography will stand out from the crowd.

The best of luck.

franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 5:34 PM

I was also impressed with what Dan did at PM. I hope all goes well with the new one.


JJGEE  96098 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 5:52 PM

"and promises to offer readers a real alternative to the current titles currently available."

Nothing new here then -- Is this not what all magazines / newspapaers say prior to launch ! ! ?

daviewat  104103 forum posts Scotland
19 Oct 2006 - 6:02 PM

One to look forward I reckon.

Dan has proved his worth in the publishing world so really good to see him back in the saddle Smile)


19 Oct 2006 - 6:48 PM

I'll definately buy this one of the best editors in the business.

CanonMan e2 Member 12457 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 7:15 PM

Looking forward to seeing this already. Hope it lives up to its billing and gives the others a run for their money.

19 Oct 2006 - 8:00 PM

How different will it be?

Funnily enough I've just seen a couple similar, in concept, titles in WH Smith. DSLR user and Digital Pro, both look nicely presented, but the content seemed very me too and conformist.

I'd love to see a monthly that puts the focus on images and doesn't have boring reviews and repetitive technique sections just a variety of great images from reportage to landscapes. Basically a magazine like 'Photography' was back in the late 80's

perrism  9
19 Oct 2006 - 10:37 PM

I'll second the comment above about the superb 'Photography' magazine from the late 80s.

Dan's efforts at PM helped re-kindle my interest in photography after a break of many years, so I look forward to seeing the new magazine.

Fishnet  94976 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2006 - 11:19 PM

As it's new beginnings and all that I am going to be brave and submit something, eek!

I look forward to this magazine, another to add to my addiction, maybe it will be the only one I need (I hope so, my magazine rack is buckling under the strain!)

20 Oct 2006 - 7:05 AM

Being bright and relatively different for a dozen or so months should be no problem. Please don't let it slip too much into a repeating cycle of the same 'bright and relatively different'.

riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2006 - 8:11 AM

At last potentially a photo mag I want to read more than once before binning!

20 Oct 2006 - 9:44 AM

I'll give it a try... I have a stack of PPs and more recent PMs that cover the same stuff, such as the autumn issues...At the moment only Outdoor Photography is different and I think that magazine has done well to survive given how quickly Photo Technique disappeared....

Good luck Dan. Fingers crossed for a feature on the Pentax K10D.

mdpontin  96016 forum posts Scotland
20 Oct 2006 - 10:05 AM

I'll definitely give Dan's new title a try. PM used to be great although it has, sadly, become a bit of an also-ran. Something to look forward to!

danlezano  8 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 12:35 PM

Hi everyone, thanks for your comments, makes for very interesting reading. Welshwizard, we'll be reviewing the K10D as soon as it arrives, currently we're being told review samples hit the UK shores in November. I've handled it in Photokina & was very impressed, build quality was excellent & it's packed with features. It's certainly looking to be the best SLR Pentax has released for many years.

mad-dogs  112201 forum posts England
20 Oct 2006 - 12:54 PM

Bring back 'Camera & Creative Photography' from the 80's

Since their demise I tend to stick to Zoom and Photo Italia or Photo USA. Most UK magazines tend to be adverts or tests on equipment I don't need - although will want deperately after reading the write up!

There are plenty of magazines with adverts or equipment write ups.

angej  9477 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 - 12:56 PM

Hi Dan,
Just adding my best wishes for the forthcoming launch. Good luck and I look forward to picking up a copySmile

mattmatic  10598 forum posts
20 Oct 2006 - 1:34 PM

Sounds good to me! I'd all but given up looking at photog mags - all so boring and repetitive!
Look forward to the new mag Wink

tirnanog  849 forum posts Tuvalu
21 Oct 2006 - 11:00 AM

Dan (and all other editors): please don't assume that all snappers use CS2! As an Elements(4) user, I am constantly cheesed off with the seemingly automatic assumption from many mags. that everyone uses CS2, when Elements is more than good enough for the majority of us - particularly with the curves and layer mask plug-ins freely available.

21 Oct 2006 - 10:14 PM

I've bought the camera that will have to last me for a good few years, but reviews on lenses and other equipment, are what many DSLR users want. Other mags seem to carry too much stuff about compact/point & shoots which is not of interest if you are a DSLR user. Lot's of technique and how to get the best from your camera. After all everyone wants to improve. Good luck

Cristian  9950 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2006 - 4:05 PM

I agree with all the comments and want too wish Dan all the best with this, as I've missed his input to PM since he left earlier this year. Also tirnanog has made a valid point that not everyone has CS2 - well worded!

22 Oct 2006 - 9:02 PM

It would be nice for one of the photo mags to do an article on railway photography and tips on getting good shots.

I agree the magazines are too similar.

Good luck with the new magazine.

24 Oct 2006 - 5:33 AM

Good luck with the new publication Dan.

I agree with most here that the current crop of mags are repetative but I feel there is only so many topics to cover, ie the seasons, landscape, macro, flash, wildlife, portrature etc, and its because of this that the topics are cover in cyclonic form. It was the same witht the golfing mags when I played golf, there is only so much you can write about "putting"

I look forward to the 14th.

Terry_R  8 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2006 - 8:37 AM

Good to see Dan back in the saddle. Hope the new mag does offer something a bit different as the others are all getting very 'samey'

BrendonD  8 England
24 Oct 2006 - 10:14 AM

Love your profile photo Dan, but please no cheesy 'technique' articles on pointless image effects like funny warps.

I look forward to seeing the first issue.

IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2006 - 1:09 PM

Giv'us a job! Wink)

domhnall  9 Scotland
27 Oct 2006 - 4:07 PM

great news - just discovered this item and thought I'd chip in my tuppence worth of best wishes. (and to add my plea not to fall into the same cycle of repeating the same old features year in year out)

Good luck and I look forward to buying my first issue.

PeteBailey  11 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2006 - 10:41 PM

I would support tirnanogs' comments about not everyone using CS2. Indeed, not everyone uses that or Elements either. There are other photo-editing software products out there but little comment is made about them, for example, Corel Paint Shop Pro, or Serif's PhotoPlus 10. Has anyone produced a comparative list/article/etc about how to accomplish different tasks in different programmes?

conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2006 - 8:22 PM

Will the new magazine be available abroad as well? I bought only one PM after Dan left, but gave it up after that...

Mike_g  837 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Oct 2006 - 11:00 PM

Please don't fall into the same old ways of PP and PM. They are very formulaic, producing the same tired old stuff year after year -- it's Oct so it's autumn landscapes or let's have the "moody mono" issue.

At the moment only B&W Photography and Outdoor Photography are breaking the mould.

Also, will you be going back to the soft porn covers of the early PMs?

paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 3:30 PM

Hi Dan

Will the mag be available in Ireland. Paul

Maddie  82714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2006 - 9:14 PM

well done Dan, i hope its a huge success, out to buy the mag ASAP

13 Nov 2006 - 9:55 PM

Sorry missed this on the news :o( I hope I'm not to late in adding my good wishes....off to WHSmiths in morning Smile

Good luck

Angie x

MikeA  91133 forum posts England
14 Nov 2006 - 5:06 PM

Will miss this one 12miles to Smiths and no ON-LINE order facility???


MrsSmith  784 forum posts
15 Nov 2006 - 9:47 PM

How can I suscribe? Would love to check this out...
I'm in the USA. Any info??

mr g
mr g  9403 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2006 - 9:42 PM

Not available in Borders. Is this only available from Smiths?? Anyone seen a copy yet?

Belch  8
26 Nov 2006 - 6:28 PM

Please - no more photos of Whitby Pier in the new mag - a staple in all the others! Best of luck...

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