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