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Practical Photography Magazine

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Practical Photography - December 2014

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The December issue is all about drama. Not only have we compiled a complete guide to the gear and techniques that guarantee your scenics move beyond the ordinary, we’ve also covered every conceivable type of landscapes, from classic chocolate box vistas to gritty urban locations.

Also in the issue, capture the colours, shapes and textures of autumn with three easy still life projects, take your RAW skills further with the second part of our Lightroom special, find out if Nikon’s D750 has been worth the wait, and sign up for a new term of Camera School, our massively popular FREE photography course.

And, as always, there’s the latest installment of Learn Photography Now, our acclaimed (and newly revamped) interactive CD-ROM, packed with camera lessons, interviews, editing tutorials and much more…


The latest episode of Learn Photography Now features a definitive guide to depth-of-field, a fascinating on location interview with pro wedding photographer Steven Gerrard, a DIY autumn still life project, and a 5-word photo challenge that will get your brain working overtime.

On the disc you’ll also find an exclusive 28-page minimag full of step-by-step subject guides, three exclusive ‘Instant picture style’ Lightroom Presets, and an updated camera buying guide, with concise reviews and spec for every current DSLR and CSC model.


How to shoot dramatic scenics: Take your landscapes beyond the ordinary with the gear and camera techniques that guarantee mood and atmosphere.

The art of reality: Fine art legend Richard Tuschman shares his latest project and explains why the worlds of art and photography are so closely linked.

Beginner’s guide to shooting autumn still life: Three easy projects for creating colourful seasonal still life images, from detail-rich macro to backlit abstracts.

The Milky Way kid: Stargazer Michael Goh shares the fascinating story behind his out-of-this-world astro images.

Camera School: Find out how to sign up to new term of our massively popular FREE photography course.

Know your stuff: Shoot HDR, the best cameras for under £350, test the quality of your lens, and recover images from a formatted card.

Gear of the Year: The must-have photo products from the last 12 months, as voted and awarded by our panel of industry experts. 

Editing suite: The second part of our Lightroom special looks at extracting every last ounce of detail from landscapes, boosting character in portraits, and converting to graphic black & white.

Get into gear: Exclusive full review of Nikon’s full-frame D750, a first look at Canon’s long-awaited 7D MkII, plus Panasonic’s GM5 and the best shoulder bags for under £50.