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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine February 2018

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 81

It’s at this time of year we welcome many new friends to the N-Photo community. For there’s an awful lot to learn to make the most out of the shiny new Nikons found in the bottom of Christmas stockings. But even if you’re a seasoned enthusiast, you’ll find our Nikon Crash Course a useful refresher. See page 17. It’s also at this time of year that many of us have made resolutions to improve our photography, and there’s no better way than booking some professional tuition, so we round up a selection of photo workshops (p48), one lucky reader received one-to-one tuition on shooting lifestyle portraits in a yoga studio (p58), and we have projects on everything from long exposure landscapes to other-worldly paint drop shots (from p31). And if you’ve still…

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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 Weekly newsletter News, techniques and offers emailed to you every Friday. Sign up at www.bit.ly/nphoto_news Twitter Follow our tweets and keep up to date with all things #Nikon www.twitter.com/nphotomag Digital Camera World Catch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.com SUBSCRIBE See page 28 Subscribe today to N-Photo and save a packet too, plus get a Manfrotto monopod into the bargain! Turn to p28 for details……

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Steve Belasco PAGE 68 Reader Steve Belasco hits the high seas with his Nikons and captures the boating scene on the southwest coast of England Isabella Tabacchi PAGE 70 Reader Isabella Tabacchi shares her incredible portfolio of wild weather in magnificent European mountain ranges Michael Freeman PAGE 80 This issue, Michael’s Creative Paths discusses favourite lenses and goes wide angle to draw the viewer into the image Bob Ryan PAGE 106 International educator Bob, who is passionate about all forms of photography, tells us about the shot that started it all Amy Shore PAGE 94 One of Britain’s leading photographers of classic and performance cars describes her life in the fast lane Joe McNally PAGE 130 Faced with shooting a portrait of an MMA fighter in a bland arena, Joe decides it’s time to ride into the valley of the coloured gels The N-Photo team’s beginners’ tips Adam Waring Editor When…

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WINNER – NEW TALENT AWARD – DESTINATION Bwindi, Uganda Alexandre Zindy, France The population of mountain gorillas is only 800 individuals, of which 300 are found in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Nikon D750, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO2200 SPECIAL MENTION – CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY Turmi, Omo valley, Ethiopia Trevor Cole, UK Young Hamar men shot candidly whilst hanging out in a Turmi village street on market day. Nikon D810, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO400 COMMENDED – PRIMARY COLOURS – SINGLE IMAGE CATEGORY Kirti Monastery, Sichuan, China Jinyi Zhang, China A young Buddhist monk peeks out from amongst the robes in Kirti Monastery. Nikon D4S, 24-70mm f/2.8, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO3600 WINNER – TALES OF ADVENTURE – PORTFOLIO CATEGORY Mon District, Nagaland, Myanmar Emiliano Pinnizzotto, Italy In recent years, Myanmar has begun to produce and export opium throughout Asia. The addiction to opium and heroin is creating…

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nikon crash course

One of the most enticing things about photography is that it’s such an easy hobby to start. Yet it offers untold depth to those who choose to look for it. Anybody can take a picture, and almost everybody you know has a camera in their pocket. But just a little extra knowledge is all it takes to separate the real enthusiast from the occasional snapper. The crash course we’ve lined up for you over the following pages puts the focus on the fundamental aspects of photography that matter most. Dive in! YOUR CRASH COURSE CONTENTS 01 CAMERA ANATOMY PAGE 18 02 LEARN EXPOSURE PAGE 20 03 PHOTO COMPOSITION PAGE 22 04 ESSENTIAL GEAR PAGE 23 05 FOCUSING IN-DEPTH PAGE 24 06 DIGITAL WORKFLOW PAGE 26…

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camera anatomy

THE FRONT 01 SHUTTER BUTTON The shutter button triggers the camera’s shutter, which exposes the sensor to light that enters through the lens. A half-press will trigger the metering and lock the autofocus. 02 POP-UP FLASH The camera works out the strength needed for the flash by metering the subject. You can also dial in more or less power with flash compensation. A lower power is often useful outside: it creates a fill light that subtly lifts shadows. 03 ZOOM RING Zoom lenses have a barrel ring that lets you adjust the angle of view. Rest the underside of the zoom ring in the palm of your hand with the fingers on the right and thumb on the left for an easily adjustable grip. 04 EXPOSURE COMPENSATION The Exposure Compensation button is a sort of manual override for…