Practical Photography is the magazine for everyone with a passion for photography, combining inspirational images, expert hands-on advice, and the most authoritative gear reviews. It teaches you all the camera skills you need, inspires creativity, and keeps you informed of the latest photo gear launches. It’s ideal for anyone who is passionate about taking better photographs.
Our current and back issues are below…
Practical Photography November 2017£5.49
The November issue of Practical Photography is on sale now! Here’s a quick peek at what you can find inside…
Full version of DxO OpticsPro 11 Essential worth £99, 75 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 32-page Photoshop magazine, camera buying ebook, Photomart catalogue, and much more.
Discover the flora and fauna of autumn
Five of the UK’s best natural world photographers share the camera skills and fieldcraft needed to capture amazing seasonal images, from hedgehogs and squirrels to wild geese and colourful trees.
First steps – maternity and baby photography
Follow a child’s unique journey into the world with stunning maternity portraits, adorable images of newborn babies and fun and messy first birthday shots.
Projects and tutorials to improve your editing skills, from gritty HDR effects and surreal composites to light orbs and falling leaves.
New series! Camera know-how
Get to know your camera with this in-depth guide to all those confusing dials, settings and menus. This month, we take a look at shutter-priority mode to get you started.
Get into gear
Take a first look at Nikon’s hugely anticipated D850 full-frame DSLR, discover the best DSLRs, CSCs and compacts under £650, and enhance your landscapes with five brilliant 10-stop ND filters.
Practical Photography October 2017£5.49
In this issue:
13 FREE GIFTS!
- 8 camera skills tips cards
- 65-minute Video disc
- 19 mono style actions
- 5 smoke effect brushes
- Bonus Photoshop mag
- Camera buying ebook
- PLUS 164 pages of advice and inspiration
Black & White Special! 5 classic shots you must take!
Complete camera and editing guides to the most iconic mono subjects…
- Urban Architecture
Create a light painting with a torch and tripod
Thomas Heaton shares his outdoor photo secrets
Remove distractions with advanced cloning skills
PLUS why teleconverters are essential for wildlife
Practical Photography September 2017£5.49
The September issue of Practical Photography is on here! Here’s a quick peek at what you can look forward to…
13 free gifts
CyberLink PowerDirector 14 LE software worth £40, 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 8 tips cards, 32-page editing magazine, hand-colouring swatches, bokeh effects kit, and updated camera buying guide.
Unleash the power of your flashgun with this 13-page guide to the best settings, setups and techniques. Follow our four creative projects to put your skills to the test.
How to capture natural pet portraits
From the bubbly effervescence of man’s best friend to the regal elegance of horses, we show you how to shoot cute and cuddly photos of your favourite pets.
Create a miniature city with a tilt & shift effect, get a stylish split tone look in Lightroom, colourise old pictures, smooth skin for blemish-free portraits, and much more.
Camera School – Module 5
Learn to work with moving subjects in the penultimate part of our free camera skills course. Find out how to compose, focus and shoot for perfect panning.
Get into gear
In-depth reviews of Canon’s 6D MkII and 200D, Nikon’s D7500, the six best flashguns under £300, and Sigma’s new 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens.
Practical Photography August 2017£5.49
The August issue of Practical Photography includes 12 free gifts, 80 minutes of new videos, and a 164-page magazine packed with camera and editing advice…
12 free gifts
Get a massive 101 Actions bundle for Photoshop and Elements, 8 tips cards, special feature-length Learn Photography Now show, 32-page image-editing magazine, and updated camera buying guide.
10 best hidden features on your camera
Unlock new genres and techniques with this complete guide to the most useful but underused camera functions. We’ll show you why, how and when to use them.
Uncover the beauty of the human body
From surreal bodyscapes to facial abstracts, we’ve got three creative projects that will help you celebrate the intricacies of the human form. Includes step-by-step setup guides and editing advice.
Add contrast in Lightroom, create a fine art landscape, remove under-eye bags, take and make an epic panoramic, turn day into night, and get the best from your 101 free Actions for Photoshop and Elements.
Camera School – Module 4
Like food? You’ll love the latest instalment of our free camera skills course! This month we look at turning fruit into stylish still life, from choosing the right settings to framing up and focusing.
Get into gear
Take to the skies with our in-depth look at DJI Mavic Pro, go mirrorless with Canon’s M6, find the best wide-aperture prime lens for under £1000, and back-up with five of the best solid state drives.
Practical Photography July 2017£5.49
The July issue of Practical Photography includes 12 free gifts, 60 minutes of new videos and 164 pages of stunning images, expert advice and in-depth reviews…
12 free gifts
Get 8 exclusive tips cards, 25% off SRB ND1000 filters, a 32-page image-editing magazine packed with Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom step-by-steps, our exclusive Colour Effects Pack for Photoshop, and much more.
Learn how to create movement
Whether you’re shooting stormy seascapes or a busy urban street, there’s no better way to inject energy into your shots than with a hint of movement. Our 14-page guide explores four techniques that will give your shots a strong sense of motion.
Discover the art of water
We’ve curated three innovative projects that celebrate the diverse nature of water, from mysterious bathtub portraits and inky abstracts to spectacular underwater pond life.
Add copyright info and watermarks in Lightroom, colour pop in style, create a striking sketch effect, learn to focus stack for maximum sharpness, and discover a trio of nifty Photoshop hacks.
Camera School – Module 3
The latest instalment of our free camera skills course takes a closer look at floral portraits and how wide apertures and wide focal lengths can be used together to create a sense of location. Sign up here.
Get into gear
Read our in-depth review of Canon’s new 800D, get hands-on with Hasselblad’s 50C mirrorless medium-format, discover the seven best Photoshop alternatives, and choose from five brilliant underwater compacts.
Practical Photography Spring 2017£5.49
Get 8 free gifts including exclusive tips cards, 75 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 164 pages of inspiration and advice, and lots more…
Learn new skills with 4 natural world tips cards, watch and learn with our biggest video disc yet, and improve your macro shots with our latest collection of Photoshop Actions
Inspiration and advice
Explore the beauty of the natural world with our 14-page skills guide, discover the art of creative self-portraits with three brilliant projects, apply advanced RAW edits in Lightroom, and much more
The world's best photographers
Mark Bauer shares his top tips for atmospheric landscapes, Tim Laman talks exotic wildlife adventures and what it means to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Chris Porsz unveils the personal project 40 years in the making
Take a first look at Canon’s EOS 77D, find out whether Fuji’s X-T20 is the perfect CSC, discover the ten best macro lenses under £1000, and check out five low-level tripods for macro
Practical Photography March 2017 – 5 Free Gifts!£5.49
Welcome to your new-look magazine! With 5 Free Gifts! Camera Handbook & Editing mag & Video Disc & 21 creative borders & camera buying eBook!
From this issue Practical Photography incorporates Digital Photo, bringing you the biggest and best camera and editing package for photo enthusiasts, with more pages and expert advice than any other magazine. Here’s what you can expect…
Inside you’ll find Digital Photo’s hugely popular Photoshop Genius section, which becomes a lavishly expanded and enhanced 32-page bonus magazine. Featuring step-by-step tutorials for all levels of ability, the new section includes the best Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom tutorials and a wealth of creative editing projects.
Also inside is an exclusive 52-page camera handbook that includes all the key skills and info you need to take better pictures, whatever your specialist subject. From settings and accessories to techniques and maintenance, this is an essential addition to your kit bag.
Every issue includes the acclaimed Learn Photography Now disc. Packed with over 65 minutes of expert camera and editing videos, the multimedia disc also includes free Photoshop Actions and a unique camera reviews ebook featuring ratings, spec and price for every DSLR and CSC.
Practical Photography’s massive subject and technique guides cover all aspects of the most popular subjects, from landscapes and portraits to wildlife and black & white. They also bring you insight and advice from the world’s best photographers.
Want to see imagery so jaw-droppingly brilliant you just have to stop and stare? Look no further. Every issue is packed with galleries and interviews that reveals that incredible skills and experiences that make our contributors so successful.
Our reviews are comprehensive, jargon-free and completely unbiased. Whether testing the latest DSLR or comparing the best camera bags, our team of experts will advise on how to buy the best kit for your needs.
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