In the June issue...

The June 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on sale 9th May! Get all this and much more...

June 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

June 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Exclusive discount
Get 20% off a range of SRB filter holders and filter sets with our exclusive discount. Choose from soft and hard grads, full NDs and landscape sets.

Learn Photography Now
Join the Practical Photography team as they explore the North Wales coastline in search of iconic landscapes. Includes advice on filters, composition, ICM and lots more!

The creative guide to modern landscapes
Add a contemporary twist to your scenic images with five new ways to shoot, from moody minimalism to extreme focal lengths. Plus, Doug Chinnery charts his journey from traditionalist to abstract pioneer.

Shoot portraits with creative lighting
Louise Carey explores three innovative ways available light can be used to add interest to your people pictures, from the soft beauty of window light to after-dark atmosphere. 

Reader showcase
Paul Scott is obsessed with skateboarding and spends every waking hour trying to nail the perfect trick. Find out how he creates his gravity-defying images.   

Know your stuff
Common photo myths busted, large-format explained, filter systems for every budget, ISO vs ASA, and many more of your questions answered.

The edit
Clean up with the Content Aware Fill function, selectively improve exposure with Levels and Layer Masks, and play with shadows for a creative twist.

Camera know-how
The final instalment of our in-depth guide takes a detailed look at macro lenses and offers real-world advice on how you can improve your extreme close-ups.

Get into gear
Discover the nine most essential landscape photography upgrades from £119, go full-frame with Canon’s budget-conscious RP, and choose from the five best RAW editing programs. 

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In the May issue...

The May 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on sale Thursday 11th April! Here’s what you can look forward to…

May 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

May 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free software
Download the full version of Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 worth £92 and start creating detail-rich images with our quick-start user guide. Compatible with PC and Mac, this award-winning software is perfect for landscape enthusiasts.

Free video disc
Would you give up your DSLR or CSC for a disposable film camera? This is the challenge the PP team take on in this month’s Learn Photography Now episode. Plus, Louise explains the basics of colour theory.

Learn how to master colour
Join us for this definitive guide to making the most of hues and tones and find out how to evoke emotions, compose and limit your colour palette.

Explore the art of the human body
From gnarly hands to abstract shapes, the human body is a fascinating subject to train your lenses on. Discover three innovative ways to reinterpret this timeless fine art fascination.

Reader showcase
Linda Blacker is a super-talented PP reader whose portfolio is overflowing with depictions of brilliantly bizarre fantasy worlds and surreal self-portraits.

Pro showcase
Popular blogger Terrence Drysdale and his partner and model Victoria Yore travel the world in search of epic landscapes and amazing stories to tell.

Know your stuff
Four essential flash modifiers, mono landscape tips, memory card essentials, film longevity, and exposure compensation explained.

Shoot to ‘shop
Capture the perfect high-speed water droplet with this camera-and-editing project that anyone can shoot with a few basic accessories and a little Photoshop magic.

The edit
Create a Hockney joiner, bend pixels with the Liquify Tool, retouch skin like a pro, and shoot and edit an artistic flat lay using an old film camera.

Camera know-how
Discover the three most common lens types, understand which focal lengths are best for which subjects, and try three projects for more specialist optics.

Get into gear
Go retro with the nine best film and instant cameras from just £8 (yes, really!), get hands-on with Fuji’s X-T30, and take a first look at Sony’s new Alpha 6400 and Ricoh’s GR III premium compact.

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In the Spring issue...

The Spring 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on sale Thursday 14th March! Here are just some of the highlights…

Spring 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Spring 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get a unique sky library with 25 hi-res files taken exclusively for this issue, enjoy 66 minutes of live-action how-to videos and editing tutorials, and much more.

Shoot the perfect wildlife portfolio
Get your animal photo fix with 14 pages of expert advice for shooting the UK’s four most accessible species, plus discover Britain’s best 31 top spots for seeing deer, red squirrels, puffins and birds of prey.  

Get creative with a genre mash-up
Unleash your inner anarchist with seven rule-breaking projects that combine multiple genres, from street vs fashion to architecture vs ICM and beyond.

Reader showcase
Daniel Sands is a Dorset-based landscape enthusiast who loves to experiment with innovative new techniques. Here he shares his experiences and discusses his love for the abstract. 

Pro showcase
Rising travel and nature star Elisabeth Brentano uses her powerful imagery to raise awareness of the wildlife and environments being left behind by the modern world.

Know your stuff
The world’s weirdest cameras, focal length vs depth-of-field, studio flash, film for beginners, buying a second flash, and many more of your questions answered.

Shoot to ‘shop
Take to the skies with this Mary Poppins-inspired camera-and-editing project that’s positively supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. All you need is an umbrella and some stepladders.

The edit
This month’s editing projects include making a 3D water cube, growing hybrid fruit, bringing a fantasy book to life, and using Adobe Camera Raw to realise your RAWs’ full potential.

Camera know-how
In the penultimate part of our popular how-to series, we take a closer look at your camera’s video features and the settings that will help you start creating professional-quality video clips.

Get into gear
Take a first look at Panasonic’s full-frame S1 and S1R, Fujifilm’s medium-format GFX 50R, Sigma’s trio of new lenses, and the ten best advanced camera bodies from £1999.

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In the March issue...

The March 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on its way! Brace yourself for a veritable cornucopia of photo goodness…

March 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

March 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get 25 creative actions for Photoshop, 65 minutes of new camera and editing how-to videos, camera buying ebook and retro cabinet card templates.

What you can learn from the masters of photography
Join us for a fascinating look at the pioneers of a new art form who created some of the most iconic images ever captured. With Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Julia Margaret Cameron and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Get crafty with stylish still life
Louise Carey serves up a trio of brilliant camera projects that you can create in the comfort of your own home, from tasty food flatlays to clever optical illusions.

Pro showcase
Celebrity portrait photographer Perou (just the one name!) explains why fast reflexes and razor-sharp wit help keep him one step ahead of the world’s biggest egos.

Reader showcase
Our new series is all about you! We’ll be showcasing our super-talented readers’ work and sharing their experiences and learnings. Landscape ace Matt Watkins is first in line. 

Shoot to ‘shop
Recreate the sepia-toned yesteryear look of Victorian cabinet cards with our free templates and complete step-by-step camera and editing guide. 

The edit
Our new-look editing section includes tutorials on focus-based selections, the Puppet Warp Tool, superhero composites and graphic photograms.

Know your stuff
Push your creativity without Photoshop, find the perfect camera for students, and expos on depth-of-field preview, high speed sync, focus stacking and mirror lock-up.

Camera know-how
Get to grips with your camera and lenses’ image stabilisation functions and discover other ways of improving sharpness.

Get into gear
The ten best enthusiast cameras from £889, Sony’s Alpha 7 III takes on Canon’s EOS R and Nikon’s Z6, and Samyang’s 14mm f/2.8 and Fujifilm’s 200mm f/2 are put through their paces.

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In the February issue...

The February 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Take a sneak peek inside…

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Free gifts and competitions
Watch an exclusive Chris Weston camera skills workshop video, get 15 custom tree brushes for Photoshop, win one of three one-year subscriptions to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and much more.

Master the rules of composition
This huge 16-page special takes an in-depth look at the 15 rules of composition that will take your photography to the next level, from foreground interest and lead-in lines to symmetry, simplicity and beyond.

Shoot your best ever photos
Three of the UK’s most in-demand pros answer the questions they’re asked the most on their workshops. Guy Richardson (landscapes), Ben Hall (wildlife) and Vicki Knights (portraits) are on hand to share their insights.

Interviews
Animal rights supporter and National Geographic contributor Andrew Parkinson shares his incredible wildlife portfolio, while Michal Iwanowski talks us through his epic photo journey from Cardiff to Poland.

Shoot to ’shop
The first in a new series looks at combining HDR and panoramic photography to create widescreen landscapes that include a huge range of tonal contrasts. We’ll show you how to shoot and edit your way to scenic success.

The edit
Formerly known as Photoshop Genius, this newly streamlined section looks at Photoshop CC 2019’s new features and tools, shows how to export edited RAWs from Lightroom and creates fun egg portraits.

Know your stuff
Shooting for the stars, setting up your camera for action, pop-up flash potential, preset modes, full-frame conundrums, and many more of your questions answered.

Camera know-how
Discover why bracketing exposures is the key to capturing images crammed with detail, and try your hand at three beginner-friendly HDR projects.

Get into gear
This month’s big group tests rounds up the best nine entry-level cameras from £299, while Canon’s EOS R and Nikon’s D3500 get the hands-on treatment.

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In the January issue...

The January 2019 issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Get all this and more…

January 2019 issue of PractIcal Photography magazine

January 2019 issue of PractIcal Photography magazine

Free gifts
Give your images a dramatic new look with 25 royalty-free textures, create a personalised 2019 calendar with our custom templates, watch and learn with 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, and much more.

Create stylish fine art on a budget
From modernist minimalism to classical extravagance, we’ve got five creative table-top projects designed to make you look at everyday household objects in a whole new way. The best bit? You don’t even need to leave the house.

Capture an outdoor adventure
Going hillwalking or fishing this weekend? Don’t go anywhere until you’ve read our three-step guide to the perfect lifestyle photo shoot. From candids (sort of) to low-light atmospherics, we’ve got all the settings and techniques you need.

Interviews
Having spent eight years photographing his local badger population, Andrew Mason talks us through the trials and tribulations of his long-term project. Also, we talk to Instagram star Martina Gebarovska about her epic travel images.

Photoshop genius
Discover Lightroom’s print module, transform photos into pop art, shoot and edit a ‘split RAW’, get the winter look with simple changes to colour and contrast, and explore the intricacies of Photoshop’s Text Tool.

Know your stuff
How to use vintage lenses on modern cameras, understand aspect ratio, is there a future for CompactFlash memory cards? And easy ways to get bokeh, flare and starbursts. 

Camera know-how
Take a closer look at file formats and learn why high-quality JPEGs are a great alternative to RAWs when you want to cut down on editing time.

Christmas gift guide 
It's that time of the year again and to celebrate we’ve got 88 amazing gift ideas, from the humble stocking filler to the money-no-object wallet busters. Cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, apps, books… you name it, it’s in here.

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In the December issue...

The December issue of Practical Photography will be with you very soon! Here’s what’s coming your way…

December 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

December 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get a 32-page Affinity Photo software guide packed with step-by-step tutorials, watch 60 minutes of new how-to videos and editing tutorials, create personalised Christmas cards with 10 custom templates, and much more.

Learn from the best to shoot smarter
Eleven top professionals share their thoughts on what it means to be a pro and why their experience, mistakes and successes can help you become a better photographer.

Discover the wonders of urbex
Explore the urban exploration genre and find beauty in decay and dereliction with this inspirational expert guide led by urbex legend Thomas Mueller.

The knowledge – Photokina special
All the main news from the world’s biggest photo show, including Panasonic’s entry into the full-frame market, Sigma’s latest lenses and Fuji’s 102-megapixel medium-format behemoth.

Photoshop Genius
Discover Lightroom’s lesser-known modules, use Layers to create multiple exposures, master the Pen Tool, change eye colour and remove people from busy street scenes.

Know your stuff
Ideas for staying inspired this winter, advice for great pet portraits, selecting the right AF mode, finding the most useful focal length, and many more questions answered.

Camera know-how
Our in-depth guide to your camera’s key features returns with a look at pop-up flash and three projects that will transform the way you think about this often-overlooked tech.

Get into gear
It’s a bumper reviews section this month, with full tests of the full-frame Nikon Z7 and Z-Mount lenses, Fujifilm’s retro X-T3, DJI’s Mavic 2 Zoom drone, and Sony’s super-fast 24mm f/1.4 GM lens.

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In the November issue...

The November issue of Practical Photography is out now! Here are just some of the highlights…

November 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

November 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

6 free gifts
Keep your memory cards and batteries safe with our exclusive accessories case*, watch 60 minutes of creepy Halloween photo fun, cut out and keep four new tips cards, go retro with 15 film rebate templates, and more.
*UK newsstand only

Step into a world of magical mono
Embrace the dark side with our massive 13-page guide to all things black & white, with contributions from three of the UK’s best mono exponents, a fascinating look at the medium’s rich history, and expert advice for shooting tonal landscapes, striking portraits and gritty reportage.

Start a creepy Halloween project
Spook your audience with three ghoulish festive ideas, from folklore-inspired fashion to haunting architecture and sinister still life. The witching hour is approaching – will you choose a camera or broomstick?

Photoshop Genius
Use Lightroom’s RAW power to convert to mono, turn panoramics into mini planets, refine composition with the Crop Tool, discover a new painting with light technique, and many more editing tutorials.

Know your stuff
This month’s Q&As include ideas for being more creative, capturing fireworks, going mirrorless, wide apertures, home processing, lens flare and handy presets.

Camera School
The sixth and final module looks at flattering portraits using nothing but window light. Learn to expose, focus and compose for beautiful natural light images. It’s still not too late to join – click here for details.

Get into gear
Take a first look at Nikon’s long-awaited full-frame mirrorless system, get to grips with Fuji’s new X-T3, find the perfect heavy-duty backpack, and discover the five best laptops for editing. 

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In the October issue...

The October issue of Practical Photography is on its way! Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to…

October 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

October 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free DVD
Sharpen your editing skills with our exclusive ‘Complete Guide to Adobe Photoshop CC’ DVD featuring 101 minutes of official tutorials from the world’s best experts. Plus, claim one month’s complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan worth £9.98.

Seascape masterclass
Capture the perfect coastal vision with our complete guide, with in-depth chapters on light and composition, focusing, exposure, concept and style. Seascape fanatic Ross Hoddinott lends his expertise and insight.

Discover amazing autumn surprises
Celebrate this spectacular season with three creative projects that take in colourful macro leaves, rustic food still life and wonderful waterfalls.

Photoshop Genius
Discover Lightroom’s super shortcuts and hidden secrets, create painterly travel composites, master the Mixer Brush Tool, give RAW files a retro makeover, try the Brenizer Method and add autumnal mist.

Know your stuff
Get your work critiqued, crop photos guilt-free, manage your colours, get the classic split-level underwater look, keep your sensors clean, and much more.

Camera School
Module 5 revs up for action with a look at dramatic movement and the settings and techniques you need to use to capture moving subjects. 

Get into gear
Our lens special includes detailed reviews of the latest glass from Canon, Samyang and Tamron, plus the ten best wide-angle lenses for landscapes from just £239. Plus, we compare the five best premium outdoors jackets.

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In the September issue...

The September issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Here are some of the highlights…

September 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

September 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get CyberLink PowerDirector 15 and ColorDirector 5, worth £90, plus four tips cards for mono street photography, 64 minutes of exciting new how-to videos, and much more!

Take a new look at classic subjects
Journey through photography’s fascinating history with our in-depth guide to recreating iconic techniques, from 19th century Daguerrotypes to Polaroid-inspired emulsion lifts.

Capture the beauty of a summer day out
Find out how to create a varied portfolio in a single day with three projects that take in sun-kissed landscapes, local wildlife and unique family portraits.

Outdoor Photo of the Year 2018
We’re launching a huge new annual photo competition to celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the British Isles. There are over £3500 of Fujifilm cameras and lenses to be won!

Photoshop Genius
Enhance colour and contrast in Lightroom, use Photoshop’s new ACR filter, master the Dodge and Burn tools, create a graphic polygon portrait, enhance skies, and many more editing tutorials.

Know your stuff
Stay inspired, make sense of power ratings for lights, focus to infinity, capture a brilliant sunset, discover the best print surface, and expanded ISOs. 

Camera School – Creative
Module 4 takes to the streets for a look at black & white portraiture. Learn to expose, focus and compose on the move, and discover why patience and timing are a street photographer’s best friend.  

Get into gear
Reviews includes Fuji’s pocket-sized X-T100, the best compact cameras from £149, DJI’s new gimbal head, Sony’s massive 400mm f/2.8 telephoto, and many more.

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In the August issue...

The August issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Take a look inside…

August 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

August 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get 15 one-click Photoshop presets with our exclusive Summer Effects Pack, custom borders, 68 minutes of new videos, updated buyer’s guide and more!

Capture perfect summer portraits
From cute newborns and cheeky toddlers to happy family gatherings, this in-depth guide will help you shoot memorable photos of those special moments.

Get creative with mirrors
Add a surreal twist to your landscapes, portraits and still life with three fun camera projects that will make your audience look twice.

Photoshop Genius
Fix perspective distortion, master the Clone Stamp Tool, fake the panning look with a ‘shoot and edit’ project, create a custom border, and much more.

Know your stuff
What GDPR means for you, the retro world of rangefinders, TTL flash explained, superzooms vs DSLRs, the best way to change a lens, and shooting film.

Camera School – Creative
The third installment takes a detailed look at abstract architecture and how to expose for high contrast, use lead-in lines and compose for maximum impact.

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of the Panasonic GX9, the ten best portraits lenses for DSLRs and CSCs, the best online prints labs, and Skylum Luminar 2018.

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In the July issue...

The July issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Take a look inside…

July 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

July 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get the full version of Skylum Luminar worth £64, 50 minutes of exclusive live-action videos, tips cards for better landscapes, camera buying guide and much more.

Sharpness & blur
Control and take advantage of these seemingly opposing elements to add a creative edge to every shot you take, from landscapes to portraits and beyond.

Build a dynamic portfolio of animal portraits
Want to capture incredible wildlife images without breaking the bank? Why not visit a safari park for hours of fun and amazing shooting opportunities.

Photoshop Genius
Tutorials include Lightroom’s Develop module, diffusing backgrounds, the Brush Tool, wildlife retouching, retro effects, skin smoothing and saturation.

Know your stuff
Our team of experts answer questions on natural light portraits, infrared, drone licences, the exposure triangle, astrophotography, and more.

Camera School – Creative
The second module focuses on minimalist landscapes and the skills you need to practise to say more with less. Not signed up yet? Click here to get involved.

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of the Sony A7 III and Pentax K-1 MkII, plus flash vs continuous lighting solutions, five best A4 photo printing papers and Affinity Photo for iPad.

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In the June issue...

The June issue of Practical Photography is out now! Brace yourself for loads of new photo goodness…

June 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

June 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Get 16 exclusive Bella Kotak colour Actions worth £130, watch 72 minutes of new camera and editing videos, cut out and keep four tips cards for artistic nature, consult your updated camera buyer’s guide… it’s a gift-tastic issue!

Shoot action now
Think moving subjects are for pros? Think again! This 15-page guide looks at 15 techniques, tips and tricks for shooting action in new and creative ways, from high-speed panning and light trails to slow sync flash and beyond.

Shoot fantasy on a budget
Follow our easy three-step tutorial and instantly add a sense of mystery and intrigue to your next portrait shoot. Featuring interviews with Anya Anti and Georgia Rose Hardy, this is a must for fans of fairy tales and myths.

Photoshop Genius
Master the art of RAW with the first part of our new Lightroom series, which looks at importing and organising files with the Library module. Plus, know your tools with another new series, kicking off with a look at selections.

Know your stuff
Q&As include getting a pro studio look outdoors, the first photo ever taken, burst rate optimisation, street photography tips, aspect ratios, and much more. Plus, find out how disabled photographers can make their hobby more accessible.

Camera School – Creative
It’s back! Practical Photography’s ever-popular camera skills course returns with a look at more creative techniques, from minimalist landscapes to pet portraits. This month’s subject is artistic nature – let’s hope the rain stops soon!

Get into gear
DJI’s Inspire 2 drone takes to the skies, the Olympus E-PL9, Fuji X-A5 and Canon M50 go head to head, and the nine fastest cameras sprint for the finish line. Plus, check out the five best super-sturdy monopods.

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In the May issue...

The May issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Here’s what’s heading your way…

May 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

May 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Four landscape tips cards, 67 minutes of new videos, 15 texture brushes, 32-page Photoshop magazine, camera buyer’s guide… it’s a bumper month!

Explore new vistas
Add a contemporary edge to your landscape photography with our detailed guide to the cutting-edge techniques that are breathing new life into this timeless subject, with insight from four of the world’s most exciting photographers.

Create abstract photos… anywhere!
Focus on shape, colour and texture and transform everyday objects into works of beguiling art. Our trio of projects include backlit flower portraits, stunning architecture and glittery droplets.

Photoshop Genius
Go retro with RAW files, create surreal portraits in Elements, correct lens distortions in minutes, go mono to boost atmosphere, and recolour hair for a bold new look.

Know your stuff
Our secondhand Q&A special looks at buying pro gear for less, rare finds, how to buy safely, the resurgence of film and classic cameras, and finding new uses for your old gear.

Camera know-how
Adapt your camera for a range of shooting situations by setting up your drive modes to control the way you take photos.  

Get into gear
Take a closer look at Sony’s flagship A7R III, grab a bargain with Canon’s entry-level 2000D and 4000D DSLRs, shoot 4K with Canon’s M50 CSC, and compare the hybrid Panasonic GH5S and Fuji X-H1.

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In the Spring issue...

The Spring issue of Practical Photography is out now and is packed with jaw-dropping images, how-to articles and exclusive interviews…

Spring 2018 issue of Practical Photography 

Spring 2018 issue of Practical Photography 

Free gifts
Get 4 wildlife tips cards, 15 custom image grids for Photoshop and Elements, 60 minutes of new how-to videos including Simon Roy’s bird photography masterclass, and an updated camera buyer’s ebook.

Garden safari – nature on your doorstep
Discover a world of wildlife wonder close to home with our 15-page guide to four classic subjects – flowers, birds, insects and mammals. Experts Mandy Disher, Simon Roy, Ross Hoddinott and Allanah Walker share their insight.

Shoot high-end beauty on a budget  
From perfect skin to edgy editorial, we show you how to create flawless portraits with three DIY beauty ideas. Add colour with flash, go macro with your kit lens, and use unusual props to grab your viewers’ attention.

Photoshop Genius
Turn RAW files into stunning panoramas, get creative with Curves, add a personal watermark, add colour and saturation to your wildlife shots, make a high-speed action sequence, and many more editing projects.

Know your stuff
Macro alternatives, dual memory cards slots, intentional camera movement and the Dutch tilt are just some of the questions we answer in our ever-popular Q&A section. Want to ask our experts? Email knowyourstuff@bauermedia.co.uk

Camera know-how
Delve into your camera’s white balance settings to ensure colour accuracy and find out how to create a custom and manual white balance.

Get into gear
Take a first look at Fuji’s exciting X-H1 hybrid CSC, go flying with DJI’s Mavic Air drone, find the best fast telephoto lens from £349, and compare camera traps for intimate wildlife shots.

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In the April issue...

The April issue of Practical Photography is in the shops now! Here’s what you can look forward to…

April 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

April 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Feature-length ‘Learn Photography Now’ special with 50 minutes of travel photography advice, three new editing videos, 25 custom wedding presets for Lightroom, and an updated camera buying guide. Plus, four portrait tips cards.

Studio style on a budget
Want to create studio-quality portraits but don’t have a ‘pro’ studio? Our 16-page guide looks at four basic yet very effective lighting setups you can try at home, and details the gear you need to kit out a home studio.

Shoot incredible creative effects
Who needs Photoshop when you can create amazing special effects in-camera? From cling film and prisms to dramatic zoom bursts, we’ve chosen three exciting projects that will add a new dimension to your photography.

Photoshop genius
Add a modern finish to your wedding pictures, make a typographical portrait, enhance your wildlife RAW files, shoot and stack incredible star trails, make composites using Smart Objects, and many more editing tutorials.

Know your stuff
Legal dos and don’ts for photographers, three ways to add drama to landscapes, second-curtain flash explained, fine-tune your camera’s autofocusing, find the best portrait retouching software, and loads more reader questions answered.

Camera know-how
Take control of your camera’s ISO sensitivity settings to ensure you always have access to the optimum shutter speed and aperture settings.

Get into gear
A first look at Sony’s exciting A7R III, plus in-depth reviews of Fuji’s GF lenses, the best budget portable and studio flash kits, five continuous lighting solutions, and more.

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In the March issue...

The March issue of Practical Photography will be with you soon! Here’s a quick look at what’s heading your way…

March 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

March 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Full version of Photomatix Pro 5 software worth £72, 60 minutes of hands-on videos including landscape photography masterclass, 32 pages of Photoshop and Lightroom step-by-steps, and an updated camera buying guide.

The ultimate guide to inspiration
We asked 27 of the world’s best photographers to tell us how they plan to stay inspired in 2018. Their brilliant ideas will provide you with enough creative fuel to make this your best year ever.

Shoot surprising macro subjects
Step outside the box and shoot something completely different, from cute pet close-ups and sartorial landscapes to fun recreations of famous movie scenes. 

Photoshop Genius
Get to grips with Lightroom’s toolbar, enhance macro images with a trio of tricks, relocate objects with Content-Aware Move, turn photos into watercolours, improve the accuracy of your selections, and many more step-by-steps.

Camera know-how
Understand metering and learn to select the optimum mode for producing perfectly exposed images in a wide range of challenging lighting conditions. 

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of the Panasonic G9, Canon G1 X MkIII, Leica CL and the best portfolio websites. Plus, the Fuji GFX 50S and Hasselblad X1D-50c go head to head in the battle of the mirrorless medium-format giants.

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In the February issue...

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

February 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

February 2018 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Exclusive Lightroom presets with 25 toning effects, 13 hi-res replacement skies, 60 minutes of brilliant camera and editing how-to videos, 32 pages of creative Photoshop step-by-steps, and an updated camera buying guide.

One-hour photo projects
Strapped for time? Fear not! We’ve got nine amazing camera and editing projects designed to take 60 minutes or less. From rustic kitchen utensils and swinging torches to scanner art and fantasy composites, we’ve got one-hour photo challenges for all tastes.

DIY presentation ideas  
Transfer your favourite photos onto canvas prints, create scratch card-inspired instant prints, and make a beautiful photo lantern. Who needs Kirstie Allsopp when you’ve got Practical Photography’s Louise Carey?

Photoshop Genius
Retouch your RAW portraits in Lightroom, make a fantasy composite, replace overexposed skies, create striking silhouettes, time-stack a landscape, and many more step-by-steps. 

Camera know-how
Take a detailed look at your camera’s autofocus and find out how you can take control of AF settings to ensure your shots are always sharp.

Get into gear
In-depth reviews of the latest cameras, including Sony’s eagerly anticipated A9, Fujifilm’s super-stylish X-E3, and Olympus’ updated E-M10 MkIII. Plus, the ten best entry-level DSLRs go head-to-head.

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In the January issue...

The January issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Here’s what you can look forward to…

January 2018 issue of Practical Photography 

January 2018 issue of Practical Photography 

Free gifts
Vintage Effects collection with 17 unique borders, tones and scratches; 8 snow textures for adding a touch of winter to any shot; 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos; 32-page Photoshop magazine; and camera buying ebook.

Focusing – get it right every time
Harness the true power of focusing with our in-depth guide featuring five of the world’s most interesting pros. From expansive landscapes and fashion-conscious portraits to gritty reportage and high-speed action, we’ve got the settings, skills and insight you need to improve your hit rate.

Three amazing astro images you must shoot
The night sky is one of the most awe-inspiring photographic subjects there is, and you can shoot it from almost anywhere on the planet. We’ve got three easy-to-follow projects that will bag you some out-of-this-world images of the moon, stars and Milky Way. 

Photoshop Genius
Over 30 pages of creative Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom tutorials, from changing colours and adding flare to removing dust spots and melting cameras (not literally) and much more.

Camera know-how
The third instalment of our beginner’s guide to camera settings looks at manual mode and how you can take full control of exposure for great results in any lighting conditions.

Get into gear
It’s Christmas! This year’s massive festive gift guide includes over 80 photo-friendly products for every budget, from sub-£25 stocking fillers to ‘money no object’ showstoppers.

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