In this month’s OP Greg Whitton, winner of Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014, talks to us about his exciting year so far and ambitions for the future; pro nature photographer Andrew Parkinson shows you how to take powerful wildlife portraits; we delve into Joan Myers’ new book Fire and Ice: Timescapes, which explores the world’s volcanoes; David Ward reveals the secret to insightful photographs plus we put the Sony’s promising new full-frame compact system camera, the A7II, through its paces.
> Lee Frost gives tips on how to take compelling B&W travel portraits.
> Pete Bridgwood creates an intriguing seascape image that pushes the boundaries of reality.
> Nick Smith wonders whether photographers should ever give away their work for free.
> Sam Hobson shares his extraordinary images of Amsterdam’s grey herons.
> All this plus news, reviews, our favourite readers’ images and 10 great UK locations for you to shoot this month.
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