Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite November 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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BLACK & WHITE HAS the power to transform even the most mundane scenes into fascinating documents of time and place. In many hands, the above image would have been little more than a snapshot, shared on social media and forgotten moments later. In Matt Hart’s hands, however, it becomes an immersive tonal experience that encourages us to take a seat and enjoy the ride. Starting on page 32, Richard ‘Monochrome’ Collins takes a detailed look at this timeless medium’s enduring appeal, delving into its rich history and cribbing advice from the UK’s best black & white exponents, including Matt, Steve Gosling and Andrew Farrington. Step into a magical world of mono...…

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join us for a walk on the dark side...

The Practical Photography team celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with a quartet of bewitching camera projects that’ll scare your socks off. • Louise ‘Cursed’ Carey takes inspiration from local legend to inspire her latest fashion shoot. Dress code: witch’s hat and broomstick. • Kirk ‘Spooky’ Schwarz creates a living zombie doll with this eerie shoot to ’shop idea. • Dan ‘Mysterious’ Mold brings the dread with a dramatic new light painting technique. • Richard ‘Cadaver’ Collins gets into character for a series of ghostly selfies. Contact us if you have any problems with your free gifts Practical Photography, Bauer Media, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA…

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plus more free photo gifts

Camera Buying Guide Unsure about which camera is best for your needs? Our ebook includes reviews, spec and prices for every interchangeable lens camera available right now. New additions include Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 full-frame CSCs. Retro film rebates Give your digital images an analogue makeover with our exclusive pack of 15 custom film rebates. Turn to page 90 for a full step-by-step user guide. Photoshop video lessons Harness Lightroom’s RAW power to convert to mono, use the Crop Tool to recompose your images, and get the most from your free film rebates.…

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beyond the lens

Mister Whiskers by Valter Bernardeschi It was a bright summer’s night when I came across these walruses. They were feeding just off an island near Svalbard. Putting on my wetsuit, and using a couple of monopod poles and a float to extend my camera in front of me, I slipped into the icy water. Immediately, a few curious walruses began swimming towards me. Keeping them at pole’s length, I was able to take this intimate portrait of the distinctive whiskered faces of a youngster and its watchful mother. Walruses use their highly sensitive whiskers and snout to search out molluscs and other small invertebrates on the ocean floor. Sony α7R II | 28mm | 1/800sec | f/8 | ISO 1250 Valter Bernardeschi is an Italian photographer whose interest in nature photography began in the…

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the knowledge

MIRRORLESS Canon unveils full-frame CSC Canon has just announced its long awaited first full-frame mirrorless system, the EOS R. Unlike Sony, and now Nikon, Canon has opted to settle for a single model. It boasts a new 54mm lens diameter and 20mm flange distance, as well as a 30.3MP sensor. There’s also Dual Pixel AF, which sports an insane 5655 phase-detection AF positions. This new focusing system allows you to cover 88% of the frame vertically, or a staggering 100% of the frame horizontally. It even promises to be able to focus down to -6EV, which means near-candlelight. The Digic 8 processor, which was rolled out with the Canon M50, allows continuous shooting up to 8fps, 47 RAWs or 78 C-RAW images. This speed drops to 5fps when shooting with continuous focus modes. In…

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rumour mill

Zeiss CSC Cryptic information has been reported to be coming from the Zeiss camp. The renowned lens manufacturer is rumoured to be creating a possible mirrorless CSC. No details have yet been released, but the best guess would be for a fixed lens compact, possibly with a full-frame 35mm sensor and 35mm f/1.4 lens. This would mark a first for the company, and would be on-par with the Leica Q. Canon 90D We’ve been waiting for the 80D’s upgrade, and believe it should be very close. Thought to keep many of the core features, it will boast the same 24.2MP sensor, but ship with the latest Digic 8 processor. This should increase the AF tracking response, as well as give it a boost in ISO performance. However, we don’t expect continuous shooting…