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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine March 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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from the editor

Faceboo 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 PhotoClub e-Learning Learn online with our new online video training courses www.digitalcameraworld.com About the cover Title Hamnøy at Dusk Photographer James Paterson Camera D800 Lens Nikon 16-35mm f/4 Exposure 296 secs, f/16, ISO100 Web www.behance.net/jdwpaterso182a One of the age-old frustrations of landscape photography is that the weather doesn’t always play along, especially in winter. How can you capture stunning – heck, even passable – images when the wind is threatening to whip your tripod into the nearest lake and the rain/sleet/snow/hail (delete as appropriate) is making a good case for built-in lens wipers? Well, N-Photo reader Steven Henriksen might have the…

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Want to give portraits a go but not sure where to start? James takes you step by step through the skills you need. Christian Hoiberg PAGE 50 Landscape pro Christian takes this month’s Apprentice on a spectacular shoot in Norway’s majestic Lofoten Islands. Michael Freeman PAGE 76 In part three of his new series, Michael shares another path to help liven up your photos: getting creative with alignment. Karwai Tang PAGE 91 Award-winning press pro Karwai describes how a shot he took when he was just 19 helped to launch his stellar career. Frans Lanting PAGE 92 The legendary wildlife pro reflects on his extraordinary 40-year career, and discusses the secrets of his success. Joe McNally PAGE 130 Joe recalls how two portraits he shot in the ’80s – of Donald Trump and Joe Biden – each demanded different approaches. The…

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The best Nikon images from the Travel Photographer of the Year competition Photographers from 20 countries have won awards for their portfolios and single images in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition 2016. Here’s a selection of our favourite photos from Nikon shooters WINNER, BEST SINGLE IMAGE, JOURNEYS & ADVENTURES Night Mare Lluís Salvadó, Spain A rider urges his horse through the flames of a bonfire during Las Luminarias de St Anton, an annual festival which takes place every January in San Bartolomé de Pinares, near Madrid. St Anton is the patron saint of animals, and riding horses through the flames is thought to purify and protect them from harm. Nikon Df, 24-120mm f/4, 1/640 sec, f/4.5, ISO1250 N-Photo says: There’s real drama in Lluís’s very graphic photograph of a horse and rider silhouetted…

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ultimate guide to portr aits

Start shooting better portraits today with our definitive guide to essential camera skills, lighting options and posing you subjects with confidence Master the headshot Work with natural light Try flash and studio lighting Learn how to modify light Get creative with off-camera flash Portraiture is the photography genre that keeps on giving. There are always new skills to learn, new faces to shoot and new looks to achieve. Our advice over the next 10 pages will help see you through, to make sure that you do justice to your subjects, whether they’re a loved one or a model. There’s a heavy emphasis on lighting in this guide, and with good reason. Whether it’s coming from the sun, a Speedlight or a continuous lamp, light always plays a huge part in the success of…

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master the headshot

Simple, elegant and timeless, a good headshot can reveal more about a person than any other type of portrait If you think of some of the world’s most celebrated and creative portrait photographers – names like Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Irving Penn – it’s their headshots that really stick in the memory. That’s because those pictures do something that all great portraits should: reveal the character of the subject. From the neck down, one person may be pretty indistinguishable from another. It’s what’s up top that marks us all out as individuals. Our faces are our most expressive feature, and a good headshot should celebrate this. Compared to some kinds of portrait, the humble headshot might seem a tad rudimentary, but there’s an art to getting it right, and it’s an important string…

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feature ultimate guideto portraits

Harness the power of the sun for beautifully lit portraits anywhere Seek out places where the natural light is coming from one direction, such as a window or doorway indoors, or a covered spot outdoors When you’re starting out, there’s no need to buy a host of expensive lighting gear when you already have a source of free light that offers endless variety. Direct sunlight can be a bit harsh, but when diffused through clouds or bounced off other surfaces it can take on all kinds of wonderful qualities. Then there’s the fact that it changes position and colour throughout the day, from warm and low in the morning to cool and overhead at midday, then back again. The great advantage you have with portraiture is that your subject is mobile, so…