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Practical Photography: Lite July 2020

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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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1 min.

IF A PICTURE IS WORTH A thousand words, as Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen first said, then with this issue we’ve written a veritable novel. Storytelling is an often overlooked aspect of photography’s ability to delve deeper and move the mind, yet I’d argue it’s also one of its most important. Like a particularly evocative song, a well-crafted documentary image provides the visual building blocks that allow us to create a narrative to take us beyond the limitations of a single frame. For this issue’s centrepiece on p32, Adam Atkins, himself no stranger to the documentary genre, has compiled an immersive ten-step guide that will help you create pictures that are indeed worth a thousand words. facebook.com/ PracticalPhotographyMagazine youtube.com/ppmagazine instagram.com/ practicalphotography twitter.com/practphoto…

1 min.
free gifts

EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS STAY INSPIRED AT HOME WITH NEW PROJECTS Chris uses a simple focus stacking technique to shoot a colourful still life close-up with front-to-back sharpness. Adam employs a few ingenious tricks to photograph an exploding pencil. Kirk’s breakfast cereal fights back in this entertaining camera and editing tutorial. EBOOK NEW! BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FLASH Get more from your flashgun with this 30-page how-to guide PRESETS 30 INSTAGRAMSTYLE EFFECTS Get the hipster look with our latest collection of actions EBOOK COMPLETE BUYERS’ GUIDE Concise reviews of every current DSLR and CSC BONUS VIDEOS ENHANCE YOUR BEST IMAGES Improve long exposures, and create a window composite Problems with your free gifts? Email us at practical.photography@bauermedia.co.uk and include ‘Free gifts’ in the subject line DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CONTENT AT bit.ly/ppdisc2008 Enter this URL into your web browser’s address bar not the search bar…

2 min.
beyond the lens

Into the desert by Mustafa Abdulhadi This photo was taken one evening just as the sun was beginning to set in the Liwa desert area of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The man with the camel gives a sense of scale to this impressive place and the giant sand dunes that dominate the landscape. Shooting late in the day meant the fall of the sun’s rays on the sand created alternating areas of light and shadow, which work together to make a beautiful contrast within the picture. Canon 5D MkIII | 200mm | 1/500sec | f/5.6 | ISO 100 Mustafa Abdulhadi is a designer and freelance travel and commercial photographer from Bahrain who likes to capture local traditions. mustafaphoto.com The owl and the bee by Simon Roy The little owls had been nesting at this site on…

4 min.
the knowledge

DRONES DJI Mavic Air 2 takes to the skies Chinese drone auteur DJI has just released its latest consumer-focused 4K quadcopter, the Mavic Air 2. The smallest 4K drone in its line-up, the latest update overhauls the previous version and adds a familiar design and range of features similar to those found on the Mavic 2 range. Arguably, one of the more noteworthy updates is the inclusion of a bigger 1/2in sensor that’s larger than the 1/2.3in found in a majority of the series, though half the size of the 1in sensor in the Mavic 2 Pro. It also roars past the previous 12MP resolution, offering a 48MP readout for stills. Video can capture 4K footage, and now offers a maximum frame rate of 60fps, compared to the previous 30 – ideal…

1 min.
rumour mill

Sony α7 IV The Sony α 7 III is set to get an upgrade. We believe this will be revealed by July, and will build on the impressive specs of its predecessor. The latest version will likely retain a 24MP BSI sensor, with improved low-light handling, as well as the 5.5-stop image stabilisation system and 10fps burst rate. However, it should feature improved AF and a higher resolution EVF and LCD. sony.co.uk Nikon Z 8 Nikon’s brace of full-frame mirrorless cameras are expected to be ramping up for a new flagship. The Z 8 is believed to feature a high-resolution 60MP BSI sensor, improved IBIS and dual card slots split between XQD and SD. While nothing has been confirmed, it is likely that this will be the mirrorless alternative to the D850, and…

11 min.
10 clicks

MACRO #1 Look for inspiration IT’S COMMON FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO struggle to come up with new ideas from time to time, especially when regularly shooting a single genre. Sometimes all it takes is one image from a like-minded enthusiast to get those creative juices flowing. This is how Christina Smith (instagram.com/lle_chile) set about transforming an ordinary object into this photographic masterpiece. “I regularly shoot indoors, but that does mean there are times when I struggle to create something unique, prompting me to search online or in magazines for inspiration from other photographers. Just observing the work that others are doing can often give you that little spark of creativity, and can make you observe otherwise mundane objects from a completely new perspective. “The most important factor when shooting macro is light, especially…