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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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