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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine June 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 85

(Image: Orsolya & Erlend Haarberg)This issue, landscape and wildlife duo Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg are in the N-Photo interview hot seat See page 92With ever-increasing megapixel counts, clever advanced focus modes and amazing ISO performance, the latest Nikon DSLRs will give you incredibly detailed shots. But this level of detail isn’t worth anything if you don’t get your shots sharp in the first place. So travel photographer Steve Davey shares his in-the-field tricks and techniques for getting your sharpest ever shots.Using a decent tripod goes a long way to achieving this goal, and so we round up eight good-value tripods, all around the £200/$300 mark, in our Big Test. And if your lens is a real whopper, then we also put gimbal heads through their paces.With the World Cup around…

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get even more out of n-photo

FacebookJoin 289,000 Nikon nuts who ‘Like’ us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/nphotomagWeekly newsletterNews, techniques and offers emailed to you every Thursday. Sign up at www.bit.ly/NPhotonewsTwitterFollow our tweets and keep up to date with all things #Nikon www.twitter.com/nphotomagDigital Camera WorldCatch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.comSUBSCRIBE SEE PAGE 30Subscribe today to N-Photo and save a packet too, plus get a Manfrotto camera bag into the bargain! Turn to p30 for details… ■…

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Steve DaveyPAGE 18Travel photographer Steve, who has an eye for detail like no other, shares his secrets of getting super-sharp shots.Tom SandbergPAGE 52Wise-beyond-his-years sports photographer Tom gets stuck into shooting footie with this month’s Apprentice.Eric EsterlePAGE 62Freelance photographer and two time award-winning photographer Eric reveals his penchant for puffins.Michael FreemanPAGE 76Regular contributor and bestselling author Michael explains the importance of juxtaposition in his creative work.Joe McNallyPAGE 90Smoke and mirrors? More like the sun, lights and a few mirrors to get visually interesting shots. It can only be Mr Joe McNally.Orsolya & Erlend HaarbergPAGE 92The husband-and-wife nature photography team explain their love of the wilderness in the N-Photo interview. ■…

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the n-photo team’s tips for sharper shots

Adam Waring EditorCan’t get the ISO higher or get that aperture any wider? Underexpose by a stop or two to hike the shutter speed then brighten shots in post.adam.waring@futurenet.comJason Parnell-Brookes Technique editorUtilize Vibration Reduction on your lens to steady your shot when shooting handheld. This will get you sharper shots at longer shutter speeds.jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.comBen Andrews Lab ManagerUse a remote shutter release, or your Nikon’s self-timer, to avoid any camera shake when shooting sensitive macro or long-exposure images.ben.andrews@futurenet.comRod Lawton Head of TestingTripods can be a bore, but honestly they’re the sure way of getting your shots sharp! And make sure you know exactly where your camera is focusing.rod.lawton@futurenet.com ■…

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ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR RUNNER-UPFrenzy FeedingGreg Lecoeur, ScotlandHere, we see gannets hunting fish in Scotland. With the recent fall in fish stocks, gannets have to compete for food to ensure their survival.Nikon D7200, 10-17mm, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO200(Tibor Kercz / 2017 WildlifePhoto Photography Competition)ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR WINNEREnchanting MomentTibor KerczA beautiful kingfisher catching its prey from a small pond. Captured on a rainy, dark midsummer morning, Tibor used four off-camera remote-controlled radio-triggered flashes to freeze this fast moving bird. Both the bird and the raindrop are frozen mid-action, to make it easy to appreciate every minute detail of this picture.Nikon D4, 200-400mm f/4, 1/40 sec, f/9, ISO1000(Ripan Biswas / 2017 WildlifePhoto Photography Competition)OVERALL WINNER AND HABITATS & LANDSCAPES CATEGORY WINNERGuide to the GalaxyRipan Biswas, IndiaA Theobald’s ranid frog photographed in front of the Milky…