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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine

N-Photo: the Nikon magazine Summer 2016

Every month we bring you 132-pages of step-by-step advice on how to get the best results from your Nikon digital SLR. Our camera skills section will show you how to shoot great pictures and how to edit them to make them even better! You'll be inspired by the beautiful images shot by top photographers and fellow readers. And you'll learn the basics through our Nikopedia reference pages – picking up tips from the pros with our exclusive interviews and masterclasses. ****Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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get even more out of n-photo

Facebook Join 289,000 Nikon nuts who ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nphotomag Online Catch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.com Twitter Follow our tweets and keep up to date with all things #Nikon www.twitter.com/nphotomag About the cover Title Texas Sunflowers at Sunset Photographer Tod Grubbs & Cynthia Hestand Camera Nikon D800 Lens Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Exposure 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO400 Description We were not alone trying to capture this scene along Interstate 35; many drivers had stopped to take pictures. Farmers are now including sunflowers in their crop rotation, so they can go on for miles in some areas. Web http://beecreekphotography.com THE NEW WAY TO SUBSCRIBE SEE PAGE 32 photoclub Subscribe today and get a Lowepro Traveler bag worth £49, plus our Creative SLR Skills DVD worth £19.99, a copy of Outdoor Landscape and Nature Photography worth £14.99, and ebooks, bonus…

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welcome to issue 62

WIN! A 10-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR OF CUBA Turn to page 16 for details Which is your favourite season for taking pictures? The natural spectacle of autumn? Winter, with its soft light and dramatic skies? How about the fresh greens of spring? Chances are, summer is kicking around the bottom of your hitlist. The light’s just too harsh for decent photography… Or is it? This issue, we bring you a range of ideas that will give you a greater appreciation for the photographic potential of this time of year. We go big on beach photography; our Apprentice hits the Cornish coast on a surfing lifestyle shoot, while Jason Parnell-Brookes shows you how to keep your camera dry when you’re shooting inside a wave. Even Joe McNally’s getting in on the act, with the story…

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this issue’s special contributors...

James Paterson PAGE 48 If you’ve ever wondered how to take great underwater fashion shots, James takes you through it step-by-step this issue. Prepare to make a splash! Anthony Greenwood PAGE 54 Anthony took this issue’s Apprentice to the beach for a masterclass – capturing the laid-back surfing lifestyle takes skills and hard work. Michael Freeman PAGE 78 Everything you photograph will have a texture. Michael explores the angles and light that will help you convey any surface from slick water to craggy rock. Dan Ballard PAGE 95 In one image, Dan felt he’d finally achieved the effect he’d been seeking in his travel photography – and it fuelled his career. Discover that photo… Laurie Campbell PAGE 106 Getting great shots of golden eagles on location takes more than skill with a camera. Laurie reveals you also need patience, and a talent for disguise. Joe…

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National Geographic is renowned for the high quality of its photography – so it’s no surprise that the entries to its travel photography competition are of an incredible standard. See for yourself… Third place, Cities Celestial reverie Jeremy Tan Lightning seemingly strikes Komtar Tower, the most iconic landmark of George Town, capital of Penang state in Malaysia. It is symbolic of the rejuvenation that the city has enjoyed in recent years. While many of its old neighbourhoods fell into neglect in the 1990s and early 2000s, a UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2008 sparked a transformation. Nikon D7100, 11mm, 20 secs, f/10, ISO100 SHORTLI STED , Nature The Wave Kenji Yamamura Getting to this location involved a long drive and a long hike, but it was truly worth it. The shutter sound was echoing around the canyon. It was…

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win! a 10-day travel photography workshop in cuba worth £4395

FLIGHTS FROM THE UK INCLUDED! HOW TO ENTER To be in with a chance of winning this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, simply follow the link below and answer the following question: What is the capital city of Cuba? A) Trinidad B) Banana C) Havana bit.ly/lightlandcuba We’ve teamed up with the UK’s leading photography tour company, Light & Land, to offer readers the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a 10-day travel photography workshop that will take in the best that Cuba has to offer. Few places in the world provide the photographer with more opportunities to capture vibrant and colourful images. Your tour will be focused on the western end of the main island in the capital city of Havana and its surrounding provinces. From the moment you arrive in Havana, it becomes apparent that this is a very special place.…

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43 photo projects for summer

At the peak of summer, there can be so much to photograph it can feel overwhelming. How do you know which subject to focus on? What if it’s raining? Can you shoot in midday sun? Well, allow us to remove any photographer’s block you might be experiencing. Here are 43 summer photo projects for you to choose from. Whether you have a drizzly British summer or a dazzling Californian heatwave, there’ll be at least one to keep you busy. You could pick a single project and focus on that all summer, or you could try to shoot all 43. It doesn’t matter which one you choose, they are all designed to get you out in the world, Nikon in hand. Don’t forget to share your shots with us online (www.facebook.com/nphotomag)…