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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine May 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 84

Don’t miss our interview with wildlife photographer and Parkinson’s disease sufferer David Plummer See page 92 It takes light from the nearest star four years to reach us, and peering into the heavens is to look millennia into the past. Astronomy is a fascinating subject, and so is photographing it. So this issue master of darkness Ollie Taylor shows us how to shoot all things astral, from the Milky Way and star trails, to the moon, Northern Lights and all manner of night-sky phenomena. From the sky at night to the Isle of Skye, our Apprentice learns to photograph classic landscapes under the guidance of photo wizard Chris Rutter. We also hear the amazing story of how wildlife photographer David Plummer refused to let his suffering from Parkinson’s disease put a stop to…

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get even more out of n-photo

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this issue’s special contributors…

Ollie Taylor PAGE 18 Ollie Taylor is an accomplished astrophotographer with a vast portfolio and a penchant for teaching others his delicate art. Chris Rutter PAGE 54 Veteran landscape photographer Chris Rutter shows our Apprentice how to shoot wild landscapes in Skye. Mihir Bhatt PAGE 66 A regular of the Rwandan Akagera National Park. Mihir shares snaps from his most recent trip out to the wilds. Michael Freeman PAGE 78 This month Michael Freeman shows us a technique that works for cinematography and photography – delay and reveal. David Plummer PAGE 92 Pro wildlife photographer David tells us how discovering that he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease only steeled his resolve. Joe McNally PAGE 130 Joe talks about his low-key love for all kinds of window lighting and the rigs he’s used to acquire some of his favourite shots.…

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the n-photo team’s macro lens tips

Adam Waring Editor Macro lenses aren’t just for close-ups – they also double up as portrait lenses, with their flattering focal lengths, fast apertures and top-quality optics. adam.waring@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Technique editor Depth of field is tiny in macro photography. Set a narrow aperture for sharper shots, and hold your breath as you press the shutter release button. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab Manager Can’t afford a macro lens? A basic kit zoom can be converted to shoot magnified close-ups by using extension tubes or a macro reversing ring. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Rod Lawton Head of Testing Struggling with depth of field? It doesn’t work for every subject, but try shooting from directly above so that your subject is all on a flat plane. rod.lawton@futurenet.com…

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BEAUTIFUL GARDENS, 2ND PLACE Merriments John Glover, East Sussex, England, UK As the sun was rising over this late summer border at Merriments Garden and Nursery, one could almost feel the warmth and natural ebb of this fresh season reaching its zenith. Nikon D3X, Nikon 24-70mm, 1/10 sec, f/11, ISO100 WILDLIFE IN GARDEN, 1ST PLACE Female Blackbird Alan Price, Gwynedd, Wales, UK This female blackbird was on her way back to the nest, to supplement its construction with fresh, green vegetation. Nikon D7100, Nikon 300mm, 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO3200 TREES WOODS FORESTS, 2ND PLACE Dinorwig Pattern Matthew Holland, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales, UK As we drove up to the disused Dinorwig Slate Quarry, the sun started to make an appearance. The light illuminated the blue and grey shades of slate and made the trees erupt with colour. Nikon D500, Tamron 70-300mm, 1/30 sec,…

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the night fantastic!

Ollie Taylor Dorset-based Ollie is as an international award-winner landscape and nightscape photographer. He possesses a vast portfolio of images acquired over the past 14 years and boasts one of the largest landscape astrophotography portfolios in the UK. He pioneered the first landscape astrophotography workshops in In 2014, which he now runs in various locations throughout the UK and Europe. See www.ollietaylorphotography.com Many of us are fascinated with the vast enormity of the unknown – space! Who hasn’t paused for an instant to gaze at the stars, totally lost in awe, transfixed by a moment in time that seemed as if it lasted forever… But how do you capture these magical night-time vistas on your camera? Well, armed with your Nikon DSLR and tripod, and perhaps a Thermos full of something warm, and…