Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite July 2018

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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WE’VE GOT SOMETHING for everybody in this gloriously sun-kissed issue. Landscape fanatics should turn to page 120, where Camera School takes a step-by-step look at the art of minimalism, with a little help from fine art favourite Steve Gosling. If animals are more your thing, join Dan Mold for a day out at West Midland Safari Park (page 56), where he shoots a varied and vibrant wildlife portfolio in less than six hours (the lemurs are super cute!). And if you’re one of the ever-growing throngs of street photography enthusiasts, you’ll absolutely love Chris Porsz’s incredible images from his seven-year Europe project (page 110). Oh, and there’s Richard’s in-depth guide to sharpness and blur (page 34), a fascinating look at the creative balance between artistry and precision.…

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Get outdoors and get shooting! From cute and fluffy lemurs and meerkats to the busy streets of the UK’s second city, the Practical Photography team has been busy this month finding ways to get creative... • Louise and Dan spend the day at West Midland Safari Park in Worcestershire and shoot an entire portfolio of amazing animal images (when not feeding the giraffes). • Richard turns a state-of-the-art DSLR into a seriously lo-fi pinhole camera to revisit the earliest days of photography, but with a modern twist. No chemicals needed! • Kirk pounds the streets of Birmingham with a model in tow to bring you five ways of using blur creatively to give your portraits the edge. His expert advice is bostin’... Contact us if you have any problems with your free gifts Practical Photography, Bauer…

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Camera Guide Unsure about which camera is best for your needs? Wondering whether to buy a DSLR or mirrorless marvel? Our ebook includes reviews, spec and prices for every camera available now. Skylum Luminar 2017 Download the full version of Skylum’s powerful editing software, worth £64, and give your best images an instant makeover. See p96 for a full user guide. Photoshop video lessons Selectively blur backgrounds with Lightroom’s Adjustment Brush Tool, clean up wildlife images with the Spot Healing Brush, and get a retro vibe fast. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT…

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beyond the lens

Camargue horses by Daniel Kordan Camargue in France is a paradise for those who love animals, nature and horses. I run workshops here and we interact with our private group of horses to photograph at some stunning locations. Sea shores with the waves breaking in and sand dunes at sunset with backlighting – this location has it all! Nikon D810 | 160mm | 1/800sec | f/13 | ISO 320 Daniel Kordan is a landscape photographer based mainly in Norway and Tuscany, whose key clients include Apple and Red Bull. Xiapu fisherman by Daniel Cheong When I arrived at this beautiful location, based in Xiapu, China, I was lucky enough to see a colourful boat. I took a few shots, but I wasn’t happy with the look of the water, which had a few ripples. I waited…

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the knowledge

COMPACT Lumix unveils tough cam Extreme sports aficionados take note, Panasonic has introduced a brand new adventure camera, the Lumix FT7. Following on from 2013’s FT5, this tough sports camera boasts some much welcomed additions. It receives a significant resolution bump, now featuring a 20.4MP 1/2.3in High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 4K video and photo modes, and a class-leading depth rating of 31m. It also incorporates a 1170k-dot 0.2in LVF (Live View Finder), high resolution 3in 1040k-dot rear LCD and 4.6x optical zoom with a 28-128mm 35mm equivalent and aperture range of f/3.3 to f/18. While it doesn’t support the ability to shoot in RAW, it does include Panasonic’s brilliant 4K Photo modes, such as Pre-Burst, Burst and Post Focus, which allow you to shoot video at 30fps and extract an 8MP still, or…

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rumour mill

Canon G7 X MkIII Canon is set to announce the latest entry into its premium compact range, the G7 X MkIII. We understand it will boast a 24.1MP 1in CMOS sensor, and wide aperture f/2.8 zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-100mm. It’s also rumoured to benefit from a high continuous shooting speed of 10fps, as well as including 4K video, which we’d like to see support Dual Pixel AF. Nikon D650 Released in 2013, Nikon’s D610 is long overdue a complete overhaul. We’re expecting a total body update, to bring it in line with the D850 and D500, as well as an upgraded 24MP sensor, improved maximum ISO 51,200 and Expeed 5 processor. We are also led to believe that it will feature a 51-point AF system, improved tracking algorithms…