In the November issue...

The November issue of Practical Photography is on its way! Here’s a quick peek at what you can look forward to…

November 2017 issue of Practical Photography

November 2017 issue of Practical Photography

Free gifts
Full version of DxO OpticsPro 11 Essential worth £99, 75 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 32-page Photoshop magazine, camera buying ebook, Photomart catalogue, and much more. 

Discover the flora and fauna of autumn
Five of the UK’s best natural world photographers share the camera skills and fieldcraft needed to capture amazing seasonal images, from hedgehogs and squirrels to wild geese and colourful trees.

First steps – maternity and baby photography
Follow a child’s unique journey into the world with stunning maternity portraits, adorable images of newborn babies and fun and messy first birthday shots.

Photoshop Genius
Projects and tutorials to improve your editing skills, from gritty HDR effects and surreal composites to light orbs and falling leaves.

New series! Camera know-how
Get to know your camera with this in-depth guide to all those confusing dials, settings and menus. This month, we take a look at shutter-priority mode to get you started. 

Get into gear
Take a first look at Nikon’s hugely anticipated D850 full-frame DSLR, discover the best DSLRs, CSCs and compacts under £650, and enhance your landscapes with five brilliant 10-stop ND filters.

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In the October issue...

The October issue of Practical Photography is on its way! Here’s a quick peek at what you can look forward to…

October 2017 issue of Practical Photography

October 2017 issue of Practical Photography

13 free gifts
Go black & white with over 60 minutes of mono camera and editing videos, improve your skills with 8 new tips cards, add 19 unique mono Actions and 5 smoke brushes to your Photoshop collection, and much more.

5 classic black & white images you must take
Add mood and drama to your images with a brace of mono projects that will transform your portfolio. We’ve got all the tool you need to tackle them, from gear and accessories to the best camera and editing skills.

Discover the secrets of fine food photography
Document the journey of your food, from vibrant marketplace to carefully styled plate, with expert advice from some of the world’s most respected chefs and stylists.

Photoshop Genius
Get 32 pages of Adobe-certified editing tutorials, from fixing exposure and white balance in Lightroom to advanced cloning techniques and stylised toning ideas.

Camera School – Module 6
The final module of our free camera skills course takes a creative look at low light photography, with a complete ‘painting with light’ step-by-step lesson.

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of Nikon and Sigma’s latest batch of lens releases, DJI’s pocket-sized Spark drone, the ten best creative lenses from just £10, and five of the best photo books.

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In the September issue...

The September issue of Practical Photography is out now! Here’s what you can look forward to…

September 2017 issue of Practical Photography

September 2017 issue of Practical Photography

13 free gifts
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 LE software worth £40, 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 8 tips cards, 32-page editing magazine, hand-colouring swatches, bokeh effects kit, and updated camera buying guide.

Master flash
Unleash the power of your flashgun with this 13-page guide to the best settings, setups and techniques. Follow our four creative projects to put your skills to the test.

How to capture natural pet portraits
From the bubbly effervescence of man’s best friend to the regal elegance of horses, we show you how to shoot cute and cuddly photos of your favourite pets.

Photoshop Genius
Create a miniature city with a tilt & shift effect, get a stylish split tone look in Lightroom, colourise old pictures, smooth skin for blemish-free portraits, and much more.

Camera School – Module 5
Learn to work with moving subjects in the penultimate part of our free camera skills course. Find out how to compose, focus and shoot for perfect panning.

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of Canon’s 6D MkII and 200D, Nikon’s D7500, the six best flashguns under £300, and Sigma’s new 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens.

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In the August issue...

The August issue of Practical Photography includes 12 free gifts, 80 minutes of new videos, and a 164-page magazine packed with camera and editing advice…

August 2017 issue of Practical Photography

August 2017 issue of Practical Photography

12 free gifts
Get a massive 101 Actions bundle for Photoshop and Elements, 8 tips cards, special feature-length Learn Photography Now show, 32-page image-editing magazine, and updated camera buying guide.

10 best hidden features on your camera
Unlock new genres and techniques with this complete guide to the most useful but underused camera functions. We’ll show you why, how and when to use them.

Uncover the beauty of the human body
From surreal bodyscapes to facial abstracts, we’ve got three creative projects that will help you celebrate the intricacies of the human form. Includes step-by-step setup guides and editing advice.

Photoshop Genius
Add contrast in Lightroom, create a fine art landscape, remove under-eye bags, take and make an epic panoramic, turn day into night, and get the best from your 101 free Actions for Photoshop and Elements.

Camera School – Module 4
Like food? You’ll love the latest instalment of our free camera skills course! This month we look at turning fruit into stylish still life, from choosing the right settings to framing up and focusing. 

Get into gear
Take to the skies with our in-depth look at DJI Mavic Pro, go mirrorless with Canon’s M6, find the best wide-aperture prime lens for under £1000, and back-up with five of the best solid state drives.

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In the July issue...

The July issue of Practical Photography includes 12 free gifts, 60 minutes of new videos and 164 pages of stunning images, expert advice and in-depth reviews…

July 2017 issue of Practical Photography

July 2017 issue of Practical Photography

12 free gifts
Get 8 exclusive tips cards, 25% off SRB ND1000 filters, a 32-page image-editing magazine packed with Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom step-by-steps, our exclusive Colour Effects Pack for Photoshop, and much more.  

Learn how to create movement
Whether you’re shooting stormy seascapes or a busy urban street, there’s no better way to inject energy into your shots than with a hint of movement. Our 14-page guide explores four techniques that will give your shots a strong sense of motion.

Discover the art of water
We’ve curated three innovative projects that celebrate the diverse nature of water, from mysterious bathtub portraits and inky abstracts to spectacular underwater pond life.

Photoshop Genius
Add copyright info and watermarks in Lightroom, colour pop in style, create a striking sketch effect, learn to focus stack for maximum sharpness, and discover a trio of nifty Photoshop hacks.

Camera School – Module 3
The latest instalment of our free camera skills course takes a closer look at floral portraits and how wide apertures and wide focal lengths can be used together to create a sense of location. Sign up here.

Get into gear
Read our in-depth review of Canon’s new 800D, get hands-on with Hasselblad’s 50C mirrorless medium-format, discover the seven best Photoshop alternatives, and choose from five brilliant underwater compacts.

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In the June issue...

The June issue of Practical Photography is packed with 12 free gifts and 164 pages of inspiration, advice and reviews. Here are a few highlights...

June 2017 issue of Practical Photography

June 2017 issue of Practical Photography

12 free gifts
Your bumper pack includes 8 exclusive tips cards, a 32-page Photoshop magazine, over 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, a Photoshop Glitch Kit with 35 effects, and an updated camera buying guide.

Break the rules of landscape photography
Rules are made to be broken, which is why we’re throwing caution to the wind and unshackling our creativity with nine alternatives ways to shoot landscapes. Always use the rule-of-thirds? Not this time!

DIY photo hacks for amazing creative shots
Discover 3 brilliant ways to refashion unwanted gear into new accessories, from converting old glass into a brilliant tilt & shift lens to turning your smartphone into an incredible macro machine with the help an old CD player.

Camera School – Module 2
The second instalment of our free camera skills course focuses on shooting flattering portraits, looking at how to blur backgrounds, create interesting compositions and get sharp images every time.

10 of the best DSLR kit bags under £300
From traditional backpacks to modern messengers, a great bag really is the secret to great shots. We’ve rounded up the very best in our no-holds-barred group test to find the perfect model for your photography needs.

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In the May issue...

The new issue of Practical Photography includes 13 brilliant freebies, including DxO editing software worth £159, 8 tips cards and lots more...

May 2017 issue of Practical Photography 

May 2017 issue of Practical Photography 

Free gifts
Enhance images with DxO Optics Pro 9, get 8 travel and landscape tips cards, watch over 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, and add the ‘wow’ factor to your portraits with 20 custom brushes.

Inspiration and advice
Master the art of travel with 4 must-try projects, discover the thrill of travel photography, make a mono masterpiece in Lightroom, and sign up to Camera School and get feedback from the PP team.

The world’s best photographers
John Dibbs takes to the skies with his incredible aviation images, Nico Nordstrom invites us into Marie Antoinette’s reimagined world of opulence, and Sue Williamson tells us why vintage vibes are the way forward.

In-depth reviews
Get to grips with Fuji’s medium-format GFX 50S, take a first look at Canon’s 800D, find the ten best mirrorless travel lenses under £1500, and pimp your smartphone with 5 essential accessories.

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In the Spring issue…

Get 8 free gifts including exclusive tips cards, 75 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 164 pages of inspiration and advice, and lots more…

Spring 2017 issue of Practical Photography

Spring 2017 issue of Practical Photography

Free gifts
Learn new skills with 4 natural world tips cards, watch and learn with our biggest video disc yet, and improve your macro shots with our latest collection of Photoshop Actions

Inspiration and advice
Explore the beauty of the natural world with our 14-page skills guide, discover the art of creative self-portraits with three brilliant projects, apply advanced RAW edits in Lightroom, and much more

The world's best photographers
Mark Bauer shares his top tips for atmospheric landscapes, Tim Laman talks exotic wildlife adventures and what it means to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Chris Porsz unveils the personal project 40 years in the making  

In-depth reviews
Take a first look at Canon’s EOS 77D, find out whether Fuji’s X-T20 is the perfect CSC, discover the ten best macro lenses under £1000, and check out five low-level tripods for macro

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In the April issue...

Get 6 free gifts including an exclusive memory card case, 164 pages of brilliant images and expert photo advice, and over 60 minutes of new camera and editing video lessons…

FREE! Memory card case Keep your memory cards, lens clothes and batteries safe with this tough and stylish kit bag essential

FREE! Learn Photography Now CD-ROM Watch and learn with over 60 minutes of hands-on lesson, including a wild landscape masterclass and three off-camera flash projects for creative portraits

FREE! Photoshop Genius magazine Improve your editing skills with 32 pages of step-by-step tutorials for all levels of ability. This month, master the basics of Lightroom, create quick and easy mono effects, and add new skies to flat landscapes

FREE! 15 Portrait Styles Actions Give your people pics a one-click makeover with these new presets for Photoshop and Elements. Includes cross-processing effects, retro film styles and clarity boosts

FREE! 20 royalty-free textures Add depth to any image with our exclusive collection. There’s a complete step-by-step guide in the magazine

FREE! Complete Camera Guide Concise reviews of every DSLR and CSC on the market right now

April 2017 issue of Practical Photography

April 2017 issue of Practical Photography

Plus 164 pages of inspiration, advice and reviews…

Ultimate guide to photographing Britain’s wildlife Find and photograph the UK’s most accessible animals with expert insight from pros Danny Green, Sam Hobson, Simon Roy and more  

Shoot a wedding to remember Set yourself up for success with this complete guide to wedding photography. Master the essential shots, learn from the best, and cut out and keep our definitive shotlist

Talent to burn Tom Barnes is one the best portrait photographers in the world. If you want to read a no-holds-barred insight into the life of a 21st century pro, look no further

Pit stop! Jamey Price is addicted to motorsport photography and his images will suck you in and immerse you in the action. Here he talks us through one of his most dramatic images

Know your stuff This month we look at tilt & shift lenses, gimbal tripod heads, camera triggers and rolling shutters

10 best telephotos under £1200 Perfect for wildlife and sports photography, these powerful optics allow you to zoom in tight for high-impact images. With prices starting at just £269, we round-up 10 great models to find the best for your buck

5 best photo apps From free editing software from Adobe to mapping apps that let you precisely plan landscape shoots, these are the best photo-friendly apps for your phone

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In the March issue...

The new issue of Practical Photography is the first to incorporate Digital Photo and introduces a stylish new look and a wealth of fresh content that caters for all levels of ability. Here’s what you can look forward to…

 

  • FREE! Essential Camera Handbook Get 52 extra pages of expert advice with this pocket-sized, jargon-busting book that answers the questions you’ve asked us most frequently. From sensor sizes to focusing modes, we guarantee you’ll pick up a few tips
  • NEW! Photoshop Genius Master the art of image editing with a new 32-page section dedicated to Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom. This month we show you how to create 360º panoramics, make artistic multiple exposures and add colour effects
  • FREE! Learn Photography Now CD-ROM Watch and learn with over 65 minutes of expert camera and editing videos on our biggest multimedia disc yet. This month’s show features macro skills, astro and street photography guides, and red squirrel advice. Watch the trailer below
  • FREE! 21 creative borders Frame your images in style with an exclusive collection of borders and a complete step-by-step tutorial on how to adapt them for any image. From scratches and creases to retro film rebates and grids, we’ve got it covered
March 2017 issue of Practical Photography

March 2017 issue of Practical Photography

Plus 216 pages of inspiration, advice and reviews...

  • ‘It’s my best photo ever!’ We asked ten award-winning photographers to choose their own favourite photos and reveal the secrets behind their creation. The results will surprise, inspire and enthrall
  • Embrace the beauty of reflections Discover three diverse but accessible creative projects, from symmetrical city abstracts to epic landscapes
  • A feast for the eyes Taste Carl Warner’s incredible foodscapes and find out how a humble pineapple was transformed into the Great Wall of China
  • Unintended perfection Adventure and lifestyle photographer Morgan Phillips talks us through the techniques behind one of his most jaw-dropping images
  • Digital fairytales Find out how portrait photographer Linda Blacker turns YouTube celebrities into magical characters from the world of fiction
  • Know your stuff This month we look at long exposures, telephoto technique, wireless flash triggers, studio flash on a budget and lens adapters 
  • Nikon D5600 Read our full review of Nikon’s latest entry-level DSLR, which offers a compact body, stunning sensor and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 10 best mirrorless cameras under £1500 Pro spec CSC models from the likes of Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm go head-to-head in this insightful group test

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