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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.

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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