Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite June 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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’IVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED by the fact that cameras are so adept at capturing movement. After all, these light-capturing devices are purpose-built for freezing moments in time, so this innate ability seems almost counterintuitive. But with exciting techniques such as panning, light trails and slow sync flash, there’s no end to how creative you can be with moving subjects. And it’s all so accessible too. To help you unleash your inner action photographer, Richard has compiled an in-depth guide to not just the core skills you need to know about, but also the gear advice and pro tips that will help you get the most from any opportunity. All you need is a basic DSLR or CSC and a healthy dose of imagination. Turn to page 34 and get moving! WATCH…

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your free gifts

Take your camera skills even further! Join Practical Photography’s team of experts as they create mythical portraits, race around Donington Park, and pound the streets of Liverpool in search of memorable moments... • Greek mythology has proven a rich source of inspiration for generations of artists, and this month it’s Louise’s turn, using homemade costumes, a standard lens and natural light. • Richard joins experienced pro Paul Horton at Donington Park for an action masterclass. Choose the right gear, settings and locations, and improve your panning and pit lane skills. • Matt Hart is one of the UK’s best street photographers and was on-hand to walk Kirk through a lesson in patience, keeping a low profile and reacting to magical moments. Contact us if you have any problems with your free gifts Practical Photography, Bauer Media,…

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Buying Guide Looking to upgrade your camera but don’t know where to start? Our ebook includes concise reviews, spec and prices for every DSLR and CSC available right now. Take a look before splashing the cash! Bella Kotak Actions Add rich tones to your portraits in just a few clicks with this exclusive bundle of 16 colour presets worth £130. Turn to page 96 for a full step-by-step guide. Photoshop video lessons Import and organise images in Lightroom’s Library module, interpolate for frame-filling wildlife, and restore detail to RAWs with the Dehaze feature. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT…

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beyond the lens

San Francisco storm by Michael Shainblum I’d been trying to get a shot like this for years, but each time I’d come away with wet gear and an empty memory card. At first, this night looked like it was going to be the same. Strong winds and rain made me consider packing up. However, I stuck around and was rewarded with one of the most beautiful storms ever. This is a stack made up of the 30 best shots I achieved from a three-hour timelapse. Canon 6D | 17mm | 4sec | f/4 | ISO 640 Michael Shainblum is a professional photographer based in San Francisco, California. His clients include Nike, Google and Apple. Elephants in Botswana by Mike Dexter I was comfortably ensconced in an underground photographic hide at Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana when…

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the knowledge

COMPETITION Brit scoops global award Few competitions carry the weight of the Sony World Photography Awards, with the winner’s announcement being a hotly anticipated staple in many photographers’ calendars. Among this year’s category winners, we’re happy to announce that, for only the second time in the competition’s 11-year history, the top title of Photographer of the Year was won by a British photographer, Alys Tomlinson. Alys scooped the gold, and the $25,000 prize, wowing judges with her series, ‘Ex-Voto’, a personal project encompassing formal portraiture, large-format landscapes and still life images of religious offerings (featured in the August 2017 issue of Practical Photography). Alongside the category winners, another Brit, Tom Oldham, won the portraiture award for his body of work, named ‘Last of the Crooners’, which is described as a ‘portrait of what…

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rumour mill

Ricoh GR III We’ve heard the latest version of this excellent point-and-shoot is coming soon. We’re hoping to see an updated 24MP APS-C sensor, improved lens with a wider f/2 aperture and a touchscreen, bringing it up to date with the competition. We’d also like to see an integrated EVF, as well as on-chip phase detection autofocus. However, so long as the image quality remains as good as the MkII, we can’t wait. Samyang 35mm AF on Nikon Samyang’s autofocus Sony E-mount glass has gone down a storm. It’s also made the transition to Canon, which recently received the 14mm f/2.8, though Nikon was left behind. However, we’ve heard the Nikon mount version of the 35mm f/1.4 is on its way, and should be here in the third quarter of 2018. This…