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The sky’s no limit Luminar AI’s powerful editing capabilities produce intuitive, eye-catching images, including realistic sky replacement

PORTRAITS FORMTHE FOCUS of episode 22, with the team exploring various creative options. Do you shoot posed or candid? Indoors or out? Is the image spontaneous or part of a project? There’s no right or wrong answer, but our consensus opts for a structured approach, collating a cohesive set of images. If you have a question for the team, need advice on your photography or just want to sound off, please email us using

Another new tool is Relight Human. This enhances environmental portraits, matching human subjects to the sky. Plus, there are faster and more intuitive sky selection and orientation controls. The new update also includes improved camera support. A Luminar AI licence for two computers costs £79. For those who already own the software, the update

Released in late 2020, the Luminar software employs AI to innovatively automate creative processes. One of Luminar AI’s headline features is Sky AI, aimed at scenic workers for simple, realistic sky replacement. A selection of skies are supplied, plus you can purchase more and add your own. The update also enables the user to add colour to reflections, as well as adjust the angle and depth of a scene containing foreground water.

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Will Cheung, Editor

Roger Payne, Editorial Director

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EPISODE 18 Creative indoor techniques to try, such as blood painting – is it that gory?

EPISODE 6 Landscape maestro Charlie Waite chats with editor Will Cheung

EPISODE 19 The pros and cons of the two big launches in 2021: Fujifilm GFX100S and Sony A1

Lowepro gets rugged

Reimagined Flipside backpacks are even more suitable for outdoor image-creating enthusiasts

Putting your own clamp on it Buy a Hähnel Creative Lantern Kit from a selected dealer and get a Module 360 or 600 Clamp worth £9.99 for free

If you prefer a deeper body bag, the BP 400 AW III is the backpack for you. It takes a DSLR or mirrorless body with a vertical grip attached, plus up to five extra lenses. You can also pack a 15-inch laptop and 10-inch tablet. Available now, the Flipside BP 300 AW III costs £134.95, while the 400 AW III is £169.95.

Overhauling its popular series, Lowepro’s new Flipside BP 300 AW III and BP 400 AW III backpacks offer even greater durability, without compromising usability. Plus, there’s a choice of two colours: black or grey. The BP 300 AW III happily fits a DSLR or full-frame mirrorless camera, as well as a 70-200mm lens. There’s even space for

Among this month’s First Tests (on page 33), we review the Hähnel Creative Lantern Kit, a speedlight modifier outfit worth £59.99. The kit includes a filter holder, six gel filters and a concertina diffuser called the Creative Lantern. To use these magnetically attachable accessories, a clamp is required. Two are available: the Module 360 or 600, each costing £9.99. Fortunately, if you buy a Creative Lantern Kit from one of the participating dealers listed here, you get the necessary clamp absolutely free (while stocks last).

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up to four extra lenses, with dedicated pockets for a 13-inch laptop and 10-inch tablet.

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