Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite July 2017

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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WHILE BURST RATES and resolutions are undeniably impressive, a camera’s greatest power is its ability to capture more than just reality. We live in a constant state of flux, and by stretching time with long exposures or exaggerating speed with panning, we can easily create images that convey this dynamic sense of motion and energy. In this month’s 14-page technique special, starting on page 34, Tim Berry takes an in-depth look at four accessible techniques custom-built to help you capture this movement, whatever your specialist subject. He’s even coined a new genre – motionscapes – in the process. You’ll also find a special voucher code on page 39 that will get you 25% off SRB’s superb ND1000 filters. Tell them we sent you! WATCH FREE VIDEOS! Visit our YouTube channel at youtube.com/ppmagazine…

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your free cd

Plus More free gifts on your CD Camera Buying Guide Unsure about which DSLR or CSC is best for your needs? Our ebook includes reviews, spec and prices for every camera available right now. Latest additions include Sony’s α 9 and Nikon’s D7500. Colour Effects Pack Add a summery haze look to your shots with 27 creative overlays that you can combine, blend and refine. Photoshop video lessons Learn how to bring back details in your RAW files, isolate colour to increase impact, and tame flyaway hair, all in Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT bit.ly/2ruhoQf…

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beyond the lens

Teahupoo wave by Ben Thouard • Professional surfer Jamie O’Brien came up with the crazy idea to surf Tahiti’s infamous Teahupoo wave while on fire. Jamie motored out to sea on a jet ski then set his specially customised wetsuit alight, before jumping into the wave with his surfboard. I was ready waiting in the water with my camera, as everything had to be perfectly co-ordinated to get the shot. Canon 1D X | 15mm | 1/1000sec | f/4.5 | ISO 800 Ben Thouard is a French ocean and surf photographer based in Tahiti. His work has been featured on several magazine covers and in many advertising campaigns. benthouard.com Mass hysteria by Pedro Jarque Krebs • Most of my animal portraits are taken at parks or sanctuaries, but a lot of the time I’m asked the same…

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the knowledge

COMPETITION Win! A year-long photo adventure Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend your days travelling through the world’s most exotic locations? Well, stop dreaming, because thanks to Canon, you’ve now got the chance to find out. As part of its latest campaign – to showcase the storytelling potential of photography – Canon has launched a new competition called 365 Days of Summer, with the amazing prize of a year-long trip chasing summer across the globe. To enter, simply share your best summer image to Instagram, including 50 words explaining the story behind the shot, tagging @canonuk (or your regional Canon account if you’re outside the UK) and using the hashtag #liveforthestory. Entries will be judged on storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The winner will…

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rumour mill

Olympus E-M10 MkIII The E-M10 MkII has proved itself a very popular purchase, but rumours are building that the MkIII may be just around the corner. We think the new release will be packed with 4K video features (as found in the new TG-5), increased noise handling and an increased resolution of 20MP. We’d also like to see the previous time-lapse mode support 6K movie compositing. olympus.co.uk Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Tamron produces some excellent third-party glass, and word on the street is that it will soon be updating its current five-year-old zoom. Details about the new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD are very scarce right now, but it comes in the wake of Nikon, Sigma and Tokina all refreshing their mid-range telephotos. We’re expecting to see 5-stop Vibration Control image stabilisation,…

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10 clicks

PORTRAITS #1 Use props for creative portraits • You don’t need to splash your cash on expensive studio equipment to achieve interesting lighting effects. Sam Bouget (portraitsbysam.com) created this beautiful portrait with a common household object... “Whenever I’m shooting I always try my best to experiment with new and fresh ideas. The idea behind this shot was to create an engaging photo with an object that you wouldn’t typically associate with photography – a cheap plastic colander! “The most difficult part of the shoot was waiting for the sun to poke through the clouds. I’d already told the model what I wanted, so when the clouds momentarily subsided I knew I only had a few minutes to get the shot I wanted. Although I thought this projection would look interesting, I tried lots of…