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Practical Photography Magazine

Practical Photography delivers a diverse range of content that teaches photo enthusiasts to take better photos and how to creatively enhance them in Photoshop.

We started out life in 1957 under the title of Popular Photography. It wasn’t until 1959 that we evolved the magazine and name to Practical Photography.

Although a great deal has moved on since the 1950s, our first strapline still holds true today: ‘Britain’s how-to-do-it photo magazine’. 
Practical Photography prides itself on staying right at the forefront of both creative and technical advancement in photography. In recent years we have helped guide our readers through the digital revolution by testing all the new Digital SLRs and camera accessories, as well as offering photographers vital step-by-step tuition and advice on how to get the best from their digital cameras.

Frequency: 13 issues per year
Cover Price: £4.99

Practical Photography - November 2014

The November issue of Practical Photography features a FREE download of OnOne Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition software for every reader!

We’ve also got a unique insight into photographic style and how you can develop yours, with camera, lighting and editing advice from six of the biggest names in the business. From romantic portraits to jaw-dropping landscapes via terrifying animals and gritty architecture, learn how the pros secrets that make every image stand out from the crowd.

Plus, if you’re a wildlife enthusiast we’ve got a seasonal guide to shooting one of Britain’s most spectacular native species – deer. Featuring rising star Tom Mason, this beginner’s guide shows you how to plan and shoot stunning images of deer in action in simple bite sized lessons.

Elsewhere in the mag, we’ve got a complete starter’s guide to Lightroom, loads of inspirational ideas for shooting autumn’s colourful splendor, an in-depth review of Sony’s A77 MkII, and a round up of the best flashguns for under £500.

And, as always, your exclusive ‘Learn Photography Now’ disc features the best and most interactive camera lessons and advice on the market.


The latest episode of ‘Learn Photography Now’ features a high-speed action masterclass, a special effects tutorial, an exclusive look at the Pentax 645Z, and a special behind-the-scenes look at a sexy boudoir shoot. Plus…

A 20-page ‘Images With Impact’ minimag packed with tips and advice for shooting natural portraits, capturing movement and mastering creative shutter control

3 exclusive Lightroom Presets to speed up your RAW workflow

Camera buyer’s guide – every DSLR and CSC model reviewed and rated, with key spec and latest prices


Stand out with style: A unique 21-page guide to developing your photographic style, with fascinating insight from six of the world’s most-respected pros.

A question of sport: Multi award-winning sports photographer Tom Jenkins reveals how he shoots iconic images of some of the biggest sporting events.

Beginner’s guide to taking shots of deer this autumn: Learn the core skills to capturing stunning seasonal images of deer, with expert tips from wildlife photographer Tom Mason.

A bug’s life: Nicolas Reusens shares the remarkable story behind one of his extreme macro images.

Know your stuff: The best ways to shoot fireworks, mirror lock-up explained, how to focus in low light, and find out if it’s safe to use your camera in the rain.

Editing Suite: Get started with Lightroom with part one of our two-part guide, including the basic skills that will improve your RAW workflow.

Get into gear: An in-depth review of Sony’s A77 MkII, kit lens upgrades that offer wider focal lengths and apertures, flashguns for under £500 and much more!