Practical Photography: Lite

Practical Photography: Lite Spring Issue 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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AS I WRITE, I’M LOOKING at the feeders I strategically positioned in my garden last year, watching a rather plump robin decide whether it’s bird seed or mealworms for breakfast. It’s a simple setup, but one that’s provided me with hours of entertainment and inspiration. The resultant photos aren’t in the same league as the likes of Simon Roy’s (above), but ‘Project Feeder’ has certainly shown me that you don’t need to stray far to get great wildlife shots. Simon is one of four brilliant pros we’ve enlisted for this issue’s garden safari spectacular. Starting on page 38, we take a detailed look at the types of images you can find on your doorstep, from elegant flora to tiny insects and furry friends. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find something here…

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your free gifts

Get creative shots inside and out The team take on the challenges of capturing birds in their natural habitat, shooting beauty on a shoestring and creating 3D photos... • Richard joins award-winning wildlife photographer and PP columnist Simon Roy in his hide to find out what gear and approach it takes to capture stunning bird images. • Kirk proves he’s a good sport as he gets creative with action shots to turn standard, flat, 2D images into dynamic, fun, 3D scenes. • Louise enlists a model and some everyday household items for three behind-the-scenes tips to capture high-end beauty on a budget. 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? Whatever you shoot and whatever your budget, our e-book will guide you with reviews, spec and prices for every camera that’s on the market right now. 15 custom image grids Make your photos stand out from the crowd by adding them to one of our bespoke templates made especially for Photoshop and Elements users. Photoshop video lessons Take control of colour and saturation in wildlife shots, turn a sequence of RAWs into stunning panoramas in Lightroom, and get creative with Curves. DOWNLOAD THE DISC CONTENT AT…

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beyond the lens

A walk in the park by Sue Hsu • Bringing along my camera on a stroll through the countryside is both therapeutic and inspirational. The star of this image is a streak-breasted scimitar babbler. They’re especially hard to catch on camera perfectly, as they move around constantly. However, the continuous shooting capability of my camera helped me obtain this shot. Canon 1D X | 420mm | 1/125sec | f/6.3 | ISO 640 Sue Hsu is a wildlife photographer based in Taipei, Taiwan. She loves capturing beautiful photos of the various exotic birds she encounters. Running on air by Benjamin Von Wong • As a child I always wondered what it would be like to run on air. When I received a challenge from Nike to create a set of images based on this very concept for…

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the knowledge

CAMERA Canon brings 4K to its M50 CSC Canon has unveiled a raft of new cameras and accessories, including an artificial intelligence flashgun and news that 4K UHD video has finally come to its consumer mirrorless line-up. The entry-level 1300D has made way for its replacement, the newly-named 2000D, which boasts a 24.1MP sensor. The Japanese tech giant also unveiled a more basic entry-level body, the 4000D, which features an 18MP sensor and a number of no-frills cost-cutting options that will appeal to budget-conscious users looking to take their first step into DSLR photography. A new flash was also announced. The 470EX-AI is a Speedlite with a twist. Featuring a powerful GN of 47, it also includes a motorised head and a tech Canon is calling AI (artificial intelligence) Bounce. Once turned on and…

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rumour mill

Nikon D760 The current D750 is one of the company’s best selling full-frames, so we’re expecting to see an updated version announced this year. We’d expect it to carry on the all-rounder legacy of the D750, but with an increased burst rate of 8fps, a higher megapixel count and 4K video features. We also expect to see touchscreen operation and the 153-point AF system and improved algorithm found in the current D500 and D850. Sony α7000 The king of full-frame mirrorless cameras, Sony also produces one of the most popular APS-C offerings too, in the α6000 range. However, we’re expecting to hear news of the next generation, the α7000, any time now. With this latest entry, we don’t expect a massive change, with the current 4K video, 24MP sensor and ergonomics all…