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The new January issue of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine now on sale

The brand-new issue of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is available now (as well as arriving in subscribers' postboxes) and it’s a full-on festive issue. 

Christmas has come early! The new January issue 147 of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is on sale now.


Christmas and the holidays offer a wealth of photo ops, from wintry landscapes and wildlife, to fun family portraits and festive food – and in our big Canon techniques guide, we’ll help you take amazing photos of it all.

Perhaps you’ll also be hoping to get (or will be treating yourself to) some new camera kit this Christmas.

We have an 8-page pull-out Christmas Gift Guide packed with fantastic ideas, starting at under £10, and up to over £500. 

Plus for UK readers,
we have two great competitions for you to enter this issue: win over £800 of Manfrotto kit in a big bundle giveaway; and win a new full-framer mirrorless Canon EOS R body and adapter, plus a masterclass with Canon pro and PhotoPlus columnist David Noton at Canon UK HQ. 

New Canon Skills

In our Canon Skills section there are new photo projects and image-editing tutorials to follow: use UV light for amazing portraits indoors, scan your film to convert old photo into new digital images, and build a budget lightbox.

All photo projects and image-editing tutorials come with free videos to follow along.

In Canon School we have essential new advice on whether you should use manual flash versus E-TTL II flash, plus Canon expert Brian answers more of your technical questions in EOS SOS. 

We test Sigma’s new ‘Bigma’ 16-600mm super telephoto zoom lens. 

Read more: The 20 best Christmas gifts for photographers

We also celebrate the very best Canon DSLRs, Canon-fit lenses and photo kit from 2018, in our Canon Gear of the Year.

Award-winning landscape photographer Justin Minns teaches our budding Apprentice how to take stunning seascapes the coast of Suffolk in our big 12-page guide. 

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 £12.50 for three issues!

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