N-Photo: the Nikon magazine

N-Photo: the Nikon magazine Summer 2017

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***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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2 min.
welcome to issue 75

One of the highlights of my photography career has been to introduce the speakers on the Super Stage at The Photography Show; and undoubtedly the highlight of this highlight (if you’ll forgive my mangled syntax) was meeting and then introducing acclaimed photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the subject of this issue’s interview (p. 96). The thing that struck me wasn’t how formidable she was (though she is a formidable person) or how full of drive and passion (which she has in spades), but how quickly and easily she won the trust of everyone around her. There were no airs and graces – from the sound guys to the slightly star-struck members of the audience, she seemed to be able to warm to people in a nanosecond. Of course, this shouldn’t come as a…

1 min.
n photo

Ross Hoddinott PAGE 60 Nature and wildlife expert Ross guides our Apprentice in the art of capturing close-ups of summer insects Michael Freeman PAGE 80 Michael explains how photographing just a slither of something can say more than showing it in its entirety David Lloyd PAGE 95 Safari photographer David reveals how a lion helpfully posing for his camera helped to launch his career as a wildlife pro Lynsey Addario PAGE 96 The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist on shooting with a Nikon in places where everyone else is shooting with guns Clark Little PAGE 106 Hawaiian surfer Clark is on an endless search for the perfect wave, and shares a selection of his images in On Assignment Joe McNally PAGE 130 Being assigned to shoot one of his photographic heroes sent Joe on a trip down memory lane… The N-Photo team’s summer vacations Paul Grogan Editor I will taking my campervan around…

14 min.
nikon d7500

DSLR • £1300/$1250 (body only) • www.nikon.co.uk Specifications Sensor 20.9Mp DX-format CMOS (23.5 x 15.7mm) Crop factor 1.5x Memory 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot (UHS-I) Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage Video resolution 4K UHD 3840x2160 at 30, 25, 24p ISO range 100-51,200 (expandable to 50-1,640,000) Autofocus 51-point phasedetection AF, 15 cross-type Max burst rate 8fps Screen Tilting 3.2-inch touchscreen, 922k dots Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec to 30 sec, bulb Weight 720g (body only, with battery and memory card) Dimensions 135.5x104x72.5mm Power supply EN-EL15a Li-ion battery, 950 shots The Nikon D7500 does not boast any dramatic new technologies but it does fill a significant gap in Nikon’s DSLR range. Before, enthusiasts had to choose between the powerful but relatively pedestrian D7200 and the much more advanced – and much more expensive – D500. Nikon’s latest addition to its DX line-up is designed to offer a balance between…

4 min.
light box

Nikon images shortlisted for this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Coal Mine Canyon Sunrise Michael Perea, USA The Indian Reservations of the American Southwest have some of the most beautiful and extraordinary landscapes I’ve ever seen. This little canyon is spectacular, and you would drive right past it, going towards the popular Monument Valley, if you didn’t know it was there. Just a turn down a small dirt road and you’ll have this entire place to yourself. Nikon D810, 15-30mm f/2.8, 1/8 sec, f/18, ISO64 Tibetan’s Soul Smile Mattia Passarini, Tibet This monk was running back to his room after afternoon prayers at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, in Tibet. I was chasing, him trying to get a nice shot, but he kept covering his face. I called after him in Chinese: “Pai yi zhang…

14 min.
10 steps to stunning summer landscapes

1 GET KITTED UP For the best chance of success you need to look, feel and dress the part Donning the trendiest outdoor clothing won’t elevate your photography, however it does pay to invest in some practical outdoor garments. The right clothing will protect you against the elements and enable you to shoot for longer in comfort. Summer isn’t always sunny, so think about dressing for wet and stormy weather, as well as heat and humidity. Whatever your budget, opt for versatile, water-resistant and lightweight clothes. Look at how well ventilated they are and whether they can be packed away in a camera bag. Pockets are a great asset too, providing easy access to filters, cards and smaller lenses. ESSENTIAL kit The equipment you’ll need to get started • Nikon DSLR • Wide-angle lens • Comfortable bag •…

3 min.
show some artistic flare

The mission • Use a CD to bounce flare into a portrait Time • 10 minutes Skill level • Beginner • Intermediate • Advanced Kit needed • 50mm or longer lens • Old CD or DVD Flare can add a wonderful touch to portraits, creating ethereal moods in otherwise-plain settings. It’s often best achieved by shooting directly towards the sun. Your scene is washed with low-contrast light that contains bright sections where the light is most intense. Sunrise or sunset is usually the easiest time to shoot a flared portrait, as the sun hangs low in the sky. But you don’t have to wait for bright sunsets to get flare in your images. By bouncing sunlight from the sky back into the lens you can introduce cool flare effects at almost any time of day. You can even get this effect on…