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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine December 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***

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welcome to issue 79

Underwater photographer Brian Skerry talks about his life’s work shooting denizens of the deep See page 96 It’s an expensive business, this photography lark, but this for this issue’s lead feature we dig out the scissors and Sellotape and knock up our own DIY photo accessories from everyday items for creative shoots without spending an arm and a leg. See page 18. In our Skills section (p33), we share our top techniques for everything from shooting winter seascapes and long-exposure landscapes to focus-stacking macro shots for super-sharp close-ups, and show you how to think on your feet at events where the action is outside your control as we photograph a Lancaster bomber while on a WWII re-enactment day. We also put A4 and A3+ printers through their paces (p112), try out camera messenger…

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James Paterson PAGE 34 James encourages you to head for the beach during the depths of winter to shoot moody minimalist seascapes Andy Stonier PAGE 64 After an early career as a cruise ship photographer, Andy returns to the briny to shoot the Maunsell sea forts off Kent Michael Freeman PAGE 74 This issue, Michael shows you how to use moviemakers’ colourprocessing techniques to add impact to your still images Ray Demski PAGE 89 Ray recalls how a gig shooting the free climb of a statue in Berlin led him into the world of climbing photography Brian Skerry PAGE 90 In a career spanning 40 years, underwater photographer Brian Skerry has dived with sharks, giant whales, and Barak Obama Joe McNally PAGE 130 Joe’s epic shoot this month is up in the air, literally, in an ambitious helicopter-to-helicopter shoot high above New York City…

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the n-photo team on… low light

Adam Waring Editor There’s no better time of year to capture the golden light of dawn – as you don’t have to set the alarm for silly o’clock to get out at an ungodly hour… adam.waring@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Staff Writer The dark, frosty mornings provide an opportunity to take some long exposures in the blue moment, before the sun rises above the horizon. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab Manager Commuting home in the dark isn’t much fun, so why not use that night-time traffic and shoot a longexposure cityscape filled with light trails? ben.andrews@futurenet.com Rod Lawton Head of Testing I love that hour between dusk and night. The shops are still open and there’s lots of bright lights – the perfect time for shooting city streets. rod.lawton@futurenet.com…

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COMMISSIONED – Design – Single Heart of Winter by Nick Hall NON- COMMISSIONED – LIFE -SERIES Japanese Night Taxi Signs by William Green NON-COMMISSIONED – Life – SERIES – BEST IN CATEGORY Inner Values on the Hook by Florian W. Mueller COMMISSIONED – EDITORIAL – SERIES – BEST IN CATEGORY Hazda Hunters by Nick Hall NON-COMMISSIONED – PORTRAIT – SERIES – BEST IN CATEGORY Playing with Food by Phil Fisk COMMISSIONED – ADVERTISING – SINGLE Parallel Lives by Ben Stockley NON-COMMISSIONED – ENVIRONMENT – SINGLE Harvey Realtor by William Green NON-COMMISSIONED – ENVIRONMENT – BEST IN CATEGORY Salt by Jason Hawkes COMMISSIONED – DESIGN – SINGLE Lake Braies by David Short AOP AWARDS 2017 The AOP Photography Awards is only open to Professional Photographer Members of the Association of Photographers (AOP) and is a celebration of exceptional work by the industry’s elite. It is regarded as the awards competition…

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top 10 creative dslr hacks!

There’s no getting away from the fact that photography is an expensive hobby, and splashing out on a new Nikon DSLR is only the beginning of it. Extra lenses start in the hundreds of pounds (or dollars) and quickly move into the thousands for the best-quality optics. Flashguns, tripods and camera bags aren’t exactly cheap either; then there are all those other miscellaneous accessories and paraphernalia that can dispose of your disposable income at quite an alarming rate. But there is another way. With a few bits of cardboard, tape, tinfoil and other bits and bobs that you can find around the house, you can fashion your own cheap and cheerful kit. Or you can spend a few quid – rather than a few hundred – on inexpensive but surprisingly effective…

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winter at the beach

WINTER AT THE BEACH We tend to think of a beach as a place for sunshine and swimming, but when it’s cold and blustery it can be just as exciting for photography. You might be met with a brooding sky, delicate frost, thick fog, even a full-on snowstorm. All these things can add to the atmosphere of your photos. It’s one of those things that sets us photographers apart from the happy snappers – everyone gets their cameras out on a fine day, but only a dedicated photographer would head to the beach in a snowstorm. Conditions such as these can imbue your photos with a different kind of mood and substance. There are other benefits, too. You’re likely to be the only one there, even on popular beaches. On our beach…