New April 2020 issue of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine now on sale!

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The new April 2020 issue of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is on sale now – as well as arriving in subscribers' postboxes too. 

Inside the new issue of No.1 Canon magazine PhotoPlus – Astrophotography tips, family portrait skills, new Canon EOS 850D previewed & R5 and RF lenses + photo projects + free videos! PLUS free image-editing software worth £65!

This issue we prove to you how easy it can be to capture awesome astrophotos. It may seem complex, but the right Canon kit, key exposure settings, and a good location free of light pollution is all you really need. 

Follow along as our Apprentice spends a night out with Canon pro photographer Chris Grimmer shooting starry skies, and even uses a telescope for some stunning shots of galaxies. 

Canon has also been busy this month launching a camera bag full of new gear: we preview the new Canon EOS 850D/Rebel T8i beginner DSLR, there’s also a new RF 24-105mm budget offering, as well as development announcements for 2020, including a new EOS R5 mirrorless, a new RF 100-500mm telephoto lens, and RF extenders – all featured inside.

Plus we test the new Canon EOS Ra, the mirrorless camera dedicated to astrophotography. In our Super Test we test eight budget zooms.

There are 25 top tips for better family portraits with pro portrait photographer Louise Downham, from little newborns to older more active children, get started today.

Read more: Canon EOS R5 to launch before July?

New Canon Skills

New photo projects to try this issue include smoky portraits, taking time-lapse movies the easy way, creating toy figure images, and black-and-white wildlife photos; plus tutorials for editing images in Lightroom, Elements and Affinity Photo. All with free video guides – on your free Video Disc and in the digital edition.

We also just want to quickly tell that we now have a new Instagram page at @PhotoPlusCanonMag. Follow along with the team, join in the fun and send us your photos!

PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is 132 pages of essential Canon techniques, reviews, news and inspiration – out now at all good newsagents and supermarkets, or make sure of your copy every month by subscribing at our online shop from just £13.50 for three issues!

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PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is the world’s only 100% Canon-focused title on the newsstand. Launched in 2007, for 14 years it has delivered news, reviews, buying guides, features, inspirational projects and tutorials on cameras, lenses, tripods, gimbals, filters, lighting and all manner of photography equipment. 

Aimed squarely at enthusiast photographers who use the Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera systems, all content is tailored to Canon users – so everything from techniques to product tests are tailored to those using the EOS camera system.

Editor Peter Travers brings 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer, with Technique Editor Dan Mold shoring up the magazine with his 6 years of expertise.