Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite September 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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STUDYING THE GREATS is a rite of passage. Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams... I imagine more essays have been written about this trailblazing trio than all other photographers combined. But they’re by no means the beginning and the end – unsung heroes like Robert Cornelius and Edwin Land may not attract the same column inches, but their impact has been truly seismic nonetheless, particularly if you’re a fan of selfies. Inspired by photography’s fascinating history, this month we’re taking you on a journey through three definitive techniques from three very different eras and giving them a thoroughly modern refresh. It’s a brilliant way to get excited all over again, so turn to page 32 and step back into the future.…

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learn from the best

Louise Carey Turning a summer’s day out into a series of images that any photographer would be proud of, features editor Louise shows that variety is the key to success on p56 Iza Łyson With a loyal army of 100,000 fans and a portfolio of beautiful canine portraits, Iza has announced her arrival in some style. Read her advice and insight on p110 Alex Beldea Inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees, PhD student Alex set about documenting the story behind the headlines. Take a closer look on p162…

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your free gifts

Watch the photo experts in action... From lighting the perfect portrait to bending time itself, the Practical Photography team bring you over an hour of how-to excitement... • Kirk takes timelapse photography to the extreme with a spot of hyperlapse portraiture in the second city. He even made his model fly – now that’s impressive! • Richard joins Kirk in a pro studio to run through five varied lighting setups, from basic Rembrandt and clamshell techniques to more advanced four-light arrangements. • New to landscape photography? Dan runs through the kit essentials, from cameras and lenses to tripods and filters. 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? Want to compare features? Our up-to-date ebook includes reviews, spec and prices for every interchangeable lens camera available right now. Video editing software Download CyberLink PowerDirector 15 and ColorDirector 5 software, worth £90. See p96 for your quick-start user guide. Photoshop video lessons Enhance colour and contrast in Lightroom, process JPEGs faster with the new Camera Raw filter, and shoot and edit a tasty food still life. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT…

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beyond the lens

Mount St Helens by Max Foster I took this shot at the Johnston Ridge area that overlooks the beautiful Mount St Helens volcano in Washington State. The area was devastated by the 1980 eruption, but has slowly recovered each year. In summer flowers bloom in abundance along the ridge, so I wanted to create a photo that contrasts the fresh growth against the desolate mountain. This was a challenging shot to get, as I used focus stacking with multiple exposures to get the extreme depth-of-field seen here. Nikon D600 | 16mm | 1/5sec | f/8 | ISO 100 Max Foster is a travel and landscape photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s shot in locations from Canada to Italy. Snappy snaps by Alex Mustard I work as an underwater photographer, but this was my first time going…

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the knowledge

COMPETITION Top dogs announced Celebrating its 13th anniversary in style, the Dog Photographer of the Year competition has announced its latest winners. Faced with an incredibly tough line-up, which included almost 10,000 entries from over 70 different countries, the judges gave Monica van der Maden the top spot for her stunning image of Noa, the Great Dane (top right). Monica’s shot also won the ‘Oldies’ category, marking the first time any submission has won both categories in the same year. Talking about her winning image, Monica said: “I always try to capture the image of a dog in a way that you can see the emotion in their eyes. Noa looked at her owner, and you could feel the love between them.” Two of the ten categories were claimed by Monica and Noa.…