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Practical Photography Magazine

Frequency: 13 issues per year
Cover Price: £4.99

Practical Photography - April 2015

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The April issue of Practical Photography is on sale now and features an exclusive reader offer - get a FREE acrylic glass stand from WhiteWall worth £11.95!

Inside the mag you’ll find an exciting 14-page guide to colour and contrast, dynamic portrait ideas you’ve never seen before, the lowdown on shooting graphic mono architecture, a beginner’s guide to Photoshop Curves, and lots more.

We’ve also got in-depth reviews of Sony’s full-frame A7 II CSC and Nikon’s entry-level D5500, plus the best premium compacts money can buy.


Learn Photography Now: Our acclaimed 30-minute photo show includes a landscape masterclass with Russ Barnes, an interview with wildlife ace Tom Mason, and a stop motion crash course.

Complete Camera Guide: All 57 DSLR and CSC models rated and reviewed, with key spec and prices, plus three of the best hard drives.

RAW skills minimag: 32 extra pages packed with Photoshop advice, projects and step-by-steps to help you master RAW.

Photoshop Actions: Install and apply three exclusive Curves-based Actions in a single click and give your portraits a creative edge.


Discover the power of colour and contrast: Shoot everyday objects in exciting new ways and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Life in the fast lane: Award-winning automotive photographer Nigel Harniman talks technique, memorable moments and the digital advantage.

Beginner’s guide to dramatic portraits: Experiment with three innovative camera techniques guaranteed to revolutionise the way you shoot portraits.

Feeding frenzy: Dana Allen shares the remarkable story behind his terrifying image of a breaching great white shark.

Camera School: Learn the key skills needed to shoot graphic black & white images of architecture in-camera. No Photoshop needed!

Know your stuff: Camera settings for sport, ensure your horizon is level, light modifiers for flashguns, and how to get blurry backgrounds.

Editing suite: Master the Curves tool to control contrast, remove colour casts and warm up or cool down your images in Photoshop.

Get into gear: A first look at Nikon’s entry-level D5500, an in-depth review of Sony’s latest CSC, the A7 II, and the world’s best premium compacts go head to head. Plus, we review five of the best monitors.