The August issue of Practical Photography, on sale Thursday 9th July, comes with a free download of Photomatix Essential 4 software worth £25 for every reader!* Not only that, but we’ve got a complete guide to using this HDR software, so you’ll be able to output dramatic images in seconds. Plus, we’ve got the latest Learn Photography Now CD-ROM and loads more…
Get 132 pages packed with expert camera and editing advice, insight from the world’s best photographers, and a 14-page beginner’s guide to HDR.
Learn Photography Now CD-ROM featuring over 40 minutes of inspirational camera lessons, Photoshop tutorials and pro interviews. Watch the trailer here.
Comprehensive camera buyer’s guide with prices, key spec and concise reviews for every current DSLR and CSC model.
Five fun Actions for Photoshop and Elements designed to bring your colourful holiday snaps to life in a single click.
IN THE MAG…
Use HDR for extra drama and detail: Reveal everything a scene has to offer with a fun technique that every photographer must try. Our complete guide includes everything you need to know, from the basic camera techniques to creating the final result with your free software.
On top of the world: Combining artistic and survival skills while shooting epic selfies at 6000m, Max Rive’s ‘office’ has the best views on Earth. Read his story.
Five high-speed action projects: Dynamic ideas to bring you up to speed with all the essential skills and techniques needed to shoot faster, including adding a sense of speed and energy and creating colourful sound shapes.
Liquid art attack: Markus Reugels, one of the world’s most skillful liquid artists, shares his secrets for turning science into amazing works of art.
Camera School: Module 2 takes a closer look at the techniques needed to shoot artistic self-portraits bursting with meaning and personality.
Know your stuff: Using wide apertures in bright sunlight, which camera is best for shooting stars, image storage options, and the difference between sensor and lens stabilisation.
Editing suite: Give your portraits a stylish tilt & shift effect, control colour balance for a striking movie look, and bring old photos to life with a splash of colour.
Get into gear: In-depth reviews of Canon’s 5DS, Panasonic’s G7, Pentax’s K3-II and the Lytro Illum.
*Internet connection required to download software
• 2GB of RAM minimum
• 1GB of available hard disk space
• 1024x768 or greater monitor resolution
Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 with .NET 2.0 framework or higher
Mac OS X: Mac OS 10.5 or higher.