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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine June 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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welcome to issue 59

The new D5 is a game-changer, and here’s why: when Usain Bolt wins the 100m final at this summer’s Olympics (you heard it here first...), it will be able to capture a 21MP image every 8/100th of a second for the entire duration of the race, and it will still have 80 shots left in its buffer capacity for Bolt’s lightning celebrations.Just think about that for a second: think about the hair-splitting detail in every single one of those images, and then times that by 200 – and all that in the time it’s taken to read this sentence. The mind boggles. And what’s more, it will be able to do it in RAW. In the dark. I’ve got no idea how dark it would need to get before the…

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master your nikon with our expert videos

01 Get the correct depth of field for any portrait02 Shoot a graphic silhouette of a landscape at sunset03 Aim straight up a building for a dramatic perspective04 Correct convergence with a tilt-shift lens05 Get pro portrait lighting on the cheap06 Correct unwanted colour casts in Lightroom07 Get the colour-pop effect in seconds in Elements 1308 Create stunning light spheres with fairy lights09Get the colour-pop effect in seconds in Elements 13Watch all our videos online! bit.ly/NPhoto59 ■…

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This issue’s special contributors...Ryan EngstromPAGE 08California-based photographer Ryan is becoming something of a regular in our Lightbox section, and when you turn to this issue’s edition, you’ll see why.James PatersonPAGE 14If your portraits aren’t quite there, one of James’s 37 tips, covering everything from lighting and posing to editing, could be just what you need.Jeremy WalkerPAGE 52Nikon Ambassador Jeremy takes this issue’s Apprentice to Cardiff Bay, in Wales, for a masterclass in architectural photography.Jason HawkesPAGE 91He’s now a world-renowned aerial photographer, but all it took to catapult him to fame was a single image of London. Jason reveals all…Lloyd HorganPAGE 92While Jason specialises in shooting cityscapes from the air, Lloyd prefers to train his lenses on low-flying jets and huge helicopters.Paul NichollsPAGE 100A photojournalist needs a nose for a story…

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01 Bixby BridgeRyan Engstrom, USAThis is Bixby bridge in Big Sur, California. This bridge sits along the Pacific Coast highway, and offers some fantastic opportunities for capturing picturesque sunsets. I combined two exposures, one to capture the light trails and a second to keep the clouds static.www.ryanengstromphoto.comNikon D800, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 1/20 sec and 3.5 mins, f/16, ISO20002 VertigoDave Wilson, USAThis was shot on a Saturday in the mostly deserted business district of Houston. I wanted to capture the sense of scale as I walked between the enormous buildings; a fisheye lens pointed straight up gave me the composition I wanted, and a seven-exposure blend captured the dynamic range of the scene.www.davewilsonphotography.comNikon D700, Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye, 1/10 sec to 1/750 sec, f/8, ISO20003 The CleanerPetter…

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37 top tips for portraits

Portraiture offers a real test of a photographer’s technical skill, creativity and charisma that sets it apart from other genres of photography. There’s nothing quite like coming away from a portrait shoot knowing you’ve nailed every aspect of the challenge – the camera settings, the lighting, the composition, and the subject’s character. When everything comes together in one harmonious frame, the results can be spectacular. However, anyone who’s tried their hand at portraiture has also probably experienced the crushing disappointment that comes when grumpy subjects, technical slip-ups or misjudged lighting spoil a shot.Both technically and artistically, there’s always plenty to think about on a portrait shoot. And then there’s the other X factor: the connection between the subject and the photographer. But if you can head into a shoot armed…

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master depth of field

WATCH THE VIDEOThe mission● To explore the effect depth of field has on a portraitTime● 30 minutesSkill level● Beginner● Intermediate● AdvancedKit needed● Nikon D-SLRAs we all know, aperture affects depth of field: a wide aperture, like f/1.4, will give you a very shallow depth of field, where not much in front of or beyond the focus point is sharp, whereas a narrow aperture like f/16 will give you a much greater depth of field.On any lens you have multiple aperture settings to choose from, and you might find yourself wondering which aperture to use, and which is the best. Put simply, there isn’t one ‘best’ aperture.By following this walkthrough, you’ll soon learn how to decide which aperture you need for any given portrait shoot, and how to set it with…