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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine July 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 73

If you’ve ever taken your Nikon on holiday (or ‘vacation’, if you talk funny ?? you’ll kno? e?actly ?hat it’? like tryin? to ?t your photography in with all the sunbathing/swimming/sightseeing/ baby-minding/basket-weaving. “What, another photo...? Whe concerned, you are spoiling the party (or at least delaying them getting to one). Sound familiar? If so, then help is at hand: in this issue’s fab main feature (page 16), veteran travel photographer and author Steve Davey reveals the tips, tricks and techni?ues for ?tting in your photography that he’s honed over years of travelling with family and friends (and yes, they are still friends). The travel theme continues with this issue’s Head to Head (page 92), which pits a typical travel lens against two smaller lenses that cover the same focal length range. You…

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n photo

Jack Hore PAGE 54 White water photographer extraordinaire Jack schools our Apprentice in shooting kayakers as they shoot the rapids. Michael Freeman PAGE 82 Prolific photography author Michael explains why less is more when it comes to creating photographs with impact. Laurie Campbell PAGE 97 Laurie reveals how his unusual bird shot caught the eye of a picture editor – and launched his career as a nature photographer. Helen Sloan PAGE 98 The Game of Thrones principal stills photographer tells us what it’s like to shoot behind the scenes of the hit TV show. Richard Peters PAGE 106 Richard describes how he sets up camera traps to capture night-time visitors in his back garden. Joe McNally PAGE 130 In this issue’s installment, we play ‘guess the number of Speedlights’ in a deceptively simple office shot. The N-Photo team on… Destinations Paul Grogan Editor The Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East,…

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light box

In this issue’s Lightbox gallery we present a selection of our favourite winning and commended images from the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition, all shot by Nikon photographers… 3rd PLACE, FOOD IN THE FIELD Queen of the Fells Robin Goodlad, UK Found only in Cumbria, Herdwick sheep are a unique rare breed, whose slower maturing and much-sought-after meat now has protected status, as it is so vital to the local landscape and way of life. They thrive on the fells, where no other sheep can survive the harsh conditions. Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO400 OVERALL WINNER, PINK LADY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 Food for God Shoeb Faruquee, Bangladesh A Brahman cook is cooking religious food for devotees to break their 24-hour fast after special prayers. During these prayers to Hindu Saint…

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travel photography on vacation

Travel photographers seem to be a hardy bunch; yomping up the side of volcanoes in the dark, carrying kilos of lenses, camera bodies and a tripod. Always in the middle of the action, they barely seem to sleep – up and out for sunrise, prowling the streets all day and shooting star trails through the night. Obsessed by weather reports, infuriated by scaffolding and often incandescent when a humble tourist walks into their shots, they hang out in markets, backstreets and festivals, and are obsessive and dedicated to their art. When things are going well, they are ebullient and entertaining; when the weather is bad and the photographs not good, they morosely prop up the bar. The results are the iconic shots of world destinations that you see in books,…

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leave it behind and do without!

When opting to travel light on your holiday, there are a few skills and techniques that will make up for the lack of certain key items. There may be a quality implication at times, but that may be the sacri?ce you have to make. After all, the main reason that professional photographers carry so much heavy glass, tripods, ?ash, re?ectors and ?lters is to get the utmost quality, even when images from a 36Mp camera are viewed at 100%. Not all photographers need this quality, especially if images are to be viewed online, or printed to relatively small sizes. Ultimate quality in all circumstances might take time and equipment, but you can still shoot imaginative, engaging and creative pictures with the minimum of kit. Two legs not three The single biggest item…

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juggle your time cleverly

When you travel with other people; whether it be your family, friends or signi?cant other, it can be tricky to ?nd the time to take pictures. This is especially the case on a family holiday: if you disappear to take pictures, your partner is literally left holding the baby? There are a few ways that to make sure that you get time to take pictures without offending your travelling companions. One of the best ways is to trade time. If you are on a family holiday, then swap time with your partner. Give them some time to indulge in their passion, whether it be a cookery course, adrenaline sports or simply chilling on their own by the pool. In return, you get to goof off and shoot some photographs without feeling…