Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite June 2019

Every issue of Practical Photography is packed with expert advice and tips that will help YOU improve your photography. Each issue contains: - Inspirational and award-winning photographs - The best ‘Technique Guides’ in the industry - FREE feedback on your images - Jargon-free, 100% independent reviews Whatever brand you use (Canon EOS, Nikon, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic Lumix and so on), our easy-to-follow technique guides will help you get the most from your digital SLR, interchangeable lens camera (CSC), or compact. Note: This 'Lite' digital version of Practical Photography does not contain any interactivity.

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EVERY GENRE HAS ITS conventions. Rock music, for instance, is typified by its steady beats, lyrical hooks and verse/chorus structure. Similarly, landscape photography is mostly concerned with perfect light, front-to-back sharpness and strong focal points. But it’s when you break with convention and push the boundaries that things get interesting – think Hendrix and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and you’ll get my drift. This month’s Creative Guide to Modern Landscapes, starting on page 32, explores the more unconventional side of this endlessly fascinating genre and dives headlong into some of its more esoteric extremes, from intentional camera movement to artistic abstraction and beyond. Discover a whole new way of seeing...…

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your free gifts

VIDEO MASTERCLASS DISCOVER NEW WAYS TO SHOOT LANDSCAPES The team head to North Wales to explore a wealth of creative techniques and ideas... Richard tries out filters and gets abstract with intentional camera movement. Louise explores foreground interest, strong focal points and fantasy locations. Plus, we experiment with loads more skills designed to take your scenic images further. EBOOK COMPLETE GUIDE TO LIGHTROOM Edit RAWs with 42 pages of expert step-by-step tutorials ACTIONS 25 EFFECTS FOR LANDSCAPES Turn to p116 to find out how to use your bespoke presets EBOOK CAMERA BUYER’S GUIDE Concise reviews of every current DSLR and CSC BONUS VIDEOS THREE EDITING TUTORIALS Watch and learn with the UK’s best digital experts Problems with your free gifts? Email us at practical.photography@bauermedia.co.uk and include ‘Free gifts’ in the subject line…

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beyond the leans

Gold miner’s daughter by Adamo de Pax I shot this fashion editorial for a Toronto lifestyle magazine. I was inspired by the gold and denim trends of the season and wanted to think of an idea that could combine the two. Denim emerged as the wardrobe of choice for miners during the 19th century American gold rush, so this seemed like the perfect starting point for the shoot. On the day, I added a warm gel to the key lights to help balance the strong golden tones and enhance the mood of the image. Nikon D300 | 31mm | 1/100sec | f/2.8 | ISO 100 Adamo de Pax is a fashion photographer based in Toronto, Canada. His work has been published throughout North America and Europe. adamodepax.com Ladybird memories by Magdalena Wasiczek Ladybirds spark fond memories of…

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the knowledge

LENSES Tamron lines up latest lenses TAMRON HAS RECENTLY announced the development of three new lenses, set to be released in mid-2019. The line-up is said to bring two new lenses for full-frame DSLRs, while the third is aimed at Sony E mount users. The former includes the SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD, a classic focal length for travel and environmental portraits, as well as the 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD zoom lens. The 35mm marks the 40th anniversary of the SP (Superior Performance) range. It’s been designed to be robust, give outstanding AF performance and create pleasing bokeh in the out-of-focus areas. The 35-150mm appears to be a very ambitious release. This new compact zoom is designed for a mix of fast handling and easy transport, and features a minimum focus distance…

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rumour mill

Olympus O-MD E-M4 Mark III Olympus’ mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera looks set for an update. The company recently re-affirmed its dedication to digital imaging, and we expect this to be the next release. There’s no official news yet, but we are expecting a bump in resolution, around the 18MP mark, as well as improved image stabilisation, 20fps burst rate and 4K video features. olympus.com Fujifilm X-H2 Fujifilm’s X-H1 was the company’s first serious entry into video, with a wealth of handy hybrid features. That said, the X-T3 is equally well-equipped, and with the X-H2 looking to be announced before the end of the year, it’s set to retake the video crown in Fujifilm’s line-up. We’re expecting to see 4k 60fps with a 400MB/s bitrate, as well as internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, waveforms…

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10 clicks

LANDSCAPES #1 Hatch a plan IF YOU’VE WATCHED THIS issue’s Learn Photography Now show, you’ll have seen Louise and Richard set off on a landscape spectacular in North Wales where they were blown away by the stunning scenery. With just one full day for shooting and a number of locations to hit, they had a tight schedule. When you’re pressed for time you can do a lot of the groundwork before you reach your destination. Google Maps is an invaluable resource, while apps such as The Photographer’s Ephemeris will make sure you’re in the right place, facing in the right direction, at the right time. Our intrepid duo finished their adventure at Twr Mawr Lighthouse, where Louise was able to take a stunning sunset shot at this popular spot. “Once I’d set up my…