Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite November 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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HEDGEHOGS ARE seriously cute, right? Pointy snouts, furry faces, wheezy grunts... well, perhaps not the latter, but you get the gist. Why is this relevant? Because hedgehogs are one of the many autumn subjects we’ve got lined up for you this month. We asked five of the UK’s best natural world photographers to choose a specialist subject and share the camera skills, settings and fieldcraft needed to boost your portfolio. Our seasonal spectacular starts on page 36. Elsewhere in the mag, we unveil Camera Know-how, , a new series intended as a friendly Haynes Manual-type guide to all those confusing buttons, dials and menu settings. We start with shutter-priority mode on page 116. Here’s to an inspired month of photography! WATCH FREE VIDEOS! Visit our YouTube channel at youtube.com/ppmagazine to enjoy more…

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your free gifts

The T 24-hour photo p challenge special! The team have one day to create 24 brilliant images, using all their skill and experience to complete the ultimate creative challenge... • Dan visits an owl sanctuary to shoot dramatic portraits and birds in flight, while sharing tips about choosing the right lens. • Kirk takes to the streets and focuses on colourful floral abstracts and spontaneous portraits of complete strangers. • Louise works through the night to create incredible light orbs, low light self-portraits and fiery light paintings. • Tim focuses on innovative time-slice landscapes, sun-kissed beach huts and flash-inspired alien invasions. Contact us if you have any problems with your free gifts practical.photography@bauermedia.co.uk Practical Photography, Bauer Media, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA…

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plus more free gifts on your cd

Camera Buying Guide Unsure about which camera is best for your needs? Our ebook includes reviews, spec and prices for every camera available right now. The latest additions include Nikon’s D850 and Canon’s EOS M100. DxO DxO OpticsPro OpticsPro 11 11 Download the full version of this powerful editing software worth £99. Photoshop video lessons Fix colour casts and exposure issues, add autumn leaves to portraits, and create a gritty HDR effect with three complete editing tutorials. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT bit.ly/ppdisc1712…

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beyond the lens

Swim gym by Laurent Bellesta • I was diving underwater in east Antartica in the early spring, when I heard some strange noises. I suspected it was Weddell seals, so I approached slowly. The pair didn’t take any notice of me as they swam around, so I used the light coming through the ice to illuminate the mother and her pup and capture my shot. Nikon D4S | 17mm | 1/640sec | f/11 | ISO 200 National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Laurent Ballesta is a world specialist in underwater photography, creating incredible Arctic scenes. facebook.com/pageballesta Bold eagle by Klaus Nigge • I was at Dutch Harbour on Amaknak Island in Alaska, USA, which is known for bald eagles gathering to feast on the fishing industry’s leftovers. They’re used to people, so the birds are pretty bold.…

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the knowledge

CAMERAS Fujifilm power-pair After last year’s mass of excellent releases, including the X-T2, X-Pro2 and GFX 50S, you’d be forgiven for thinking Fujifilm would be resting on its laurels. However, we have just been treated to a couple of exciting new releases. First up is the X-E3, a rangefinder style CSC, in the same mould as the X-Pro2, though lacking the hybrid EVF. It features the excellent 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS APS-C sensor and X-Prosessor Pro engine. It’s also the first Fujifilm X Series camera to feature always-on low energy Bluetooth (alongside Wi-Fi), allowing you to transfer your shots to a smart device as you shoot them. It also bears the distinction of being the smallest and lightest X Series camera with a viewfinder, making it a real draw for anybody needing excellent performance…

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rumour mill

Canon 5DS R MkII For those still looking for more megapixels, there’s talk of Canon updating its 50MP 5DS R model. The new MkII version will make a jump to a massive 60.1MP, made even more impressive with the omission of an optical low pass filter for maximum sharpness. It will also include 4K video, though we are expecting it to concentrate on stills more than movies. It will also include Dual Pixel AF and focus peaking. canon.co.uk Canon PowerShot G1 X MkIII Canon’s line of excellent 1in sensor compacts, the Powershot G series, is reportedly looking to step up and use APS-C sensors (like those found in many DSLRs). This will start with the G1X MkIII, rumoured to be coming soon. It will include the same intuitive control scheme, and likely duplicate…