In the October issue...

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

October 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

October 2019 issue of Practical Photography magazine

Free gifts
Download CyberLink PowerDirector 16 LE worth £45, create unique effects with 25 creative overlays, watch 70 minutes of all-new how-to videos, and much more.

Shoot for success
Take winning shots with our easy five-step guide to entering photo competitions, from seeking out inspiration and understanding the rules to staying focused.

Capture in-camera special effects
We’ve got three fun projects - sun flares, multiple exposures and forced perspective - to help you create unique images without the need for software.

Reader showcase
Love fairy tales and mysterious locations? Tabitha Boydell’s fantasy fashion images will transport you to a magical new world. 

Know your stuff
This month’s Q&A topics include gear for wildlife, firmware updates, off-camera flash, print quality v resolution, manual focus and much more.

Camera School
Module 4 looks at black & white textures and diagonal compositions. If you haven’t signed up to Camera School yet, take a look here – it’s not too late!

The edit
Focus stack for front-to-back sharpness, mirror backgrounds for cleaner portraits, add 20 years to a face in minutes, and use your free overlays pack.

Get into gear
Discover the best budget alternatives to pro cameras, find out if the Ricoh GR III will seduce street photographers, and go manual with Samyang’s latest lenses. 

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