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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine November 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 65

Autumn is a special time for the outdoor photographer. The ever-shortening hours of daylight mean that you want to make the most of your weekends before winter really sets in. And the glorious colours of fall, that start to get at their best from late October in my neck of the woods, act as a reminder to head out in search of colourful foliage.We are all creatures of habit, and therefore it’s very easy for us to end up taking the same set of shots whenever we use our Nikons. I have an obsession for shooting markets, for instance, and it is hard to break from taking similar pictures of stalls wherever I travel in the world. So how do you get yourself trying new subjects, and approach the…

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NPhoto This issue’s special contributors... Heather AngelPAGE 52Wildlife specialist Heather helps our Apprentice to polish her macro photography skills by capturing some colourful autumnal close-ups Marcus HawkinsPAGE 16Regular N-Photo contributor Marcus joins our editor-in-chief in leaving his comfort zone to shoot whatever’s on the cards in our ultimate scavenger hunt. David TiplingPAGE 91Former auditor David reflects on the big cat he met 30 years ago, on his first big trip abroad, and how it helped to change his life forever. Britta JaschinskiPAGE 92Britta’s strong sense of purpose and respect for all life shines through in her work, as she documents staggering animal rights abuses across the globe. Matt CrockettPAGE 100Matt dared to use composite techniques to get up close to the action of The Lion King in a departure from…

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the n-photo team on... wildlife

Paul GroganEditorIt can be easy to think of wildlife photography as an exotic pastime for foreign trips, but the animals at home are fascinating too. paul.grogan@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-BrookesStaff WriterWildlife parks are fantastic sources of subjects. I love watching the lions, and they move slowly enough to let you zoom in close. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben AndrewsLab ManagerMy favourite wildlife shots are the ones taken in a moment of eye contact, making you wonder what the animal is thinking. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Rod LawtonHead of TestingThis time of year is perfect for shooting crisp, clear landscapes, made even better by a herd of deer wandering into shot. rod.lawton@futurenet.comOur regular contributors George Cairns, Geoff Harris, Michael Freeman, Marcus Hawkins, James Paterson, Matthew Richards, Keith Wilson, Joe McNallySpecial thanks to… Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition…

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Nikon images shortlisted for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Nosy NeighbourSam Hobson, UKSam wanted to capture the inquisitive nature of the urban red fox in a way that would pique the curiosity of its human neighbours. He spent weeks scouting for the ideal location in Bristol, the UK’s famous fox city. He discovered a wall that one curious fox cub liked to peek over and sit on in the early evening. Setting his focus very close to the lens, Sam stood back and waited. He was rewarded when the youngster peeked over and stayed motionless for long enough to create this intimate portrait.Nikon D800, Nikon 17–35mm f/2.8, 1/6 sec, f/4.5, ISO800(© Alexandre Hec / Wildlife Photographer of the Year) Blast FurnaceAlexandre Hec, FranceWhen the golden lava flow…

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the great n photo scavencer hunt!

PHOTOGRAPHER 1 CHRIS GEORGEEditor-in-chief Chris packed his full-frame Nikon D800 for this challenge, along with a h eavy bag full of dif ferent lenses. He also too k up the driving duties on this scavenger hunt. PHOTOGRAPHER 2 MARCUS HAWKINSRegular N-Photo contributor Marcus opted for the D500 as his weapon of choice for the trip. He was in charg e of navigation, which is probably why we got l o s t so many times! S cavenger hunts are a great way of developing your photographic skills. The restrictions they place on you, in terms of time, technique and subject matter, force you to think creatively, and improve your camera dexterity too. We opted to take a grand tour of the Costwolds, a beautiful region that has a diverse…

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focus on the familiar

The missionTo photograph familiar park animalsTimeOne hourSkill levelBeginnerIntermediateAdvancedKit neededNikon D-SLRTelephoto lensBean bag (optional)Most people in the world have access to some kind of animal, whether domestic or wild. And many places around the world have some type of squirrel, or squirrel-type animal (such as a chipmunk). Almost everyone we know has, at some point, taken their Nikon to the local park and snapped some shots of a squirrel, but very few of the photos look like anything more than snaps. We’re going to show you how to take better pictures of creatures you might otherwise overlook.“We’re going to show you how to take better pictures of creatures you might overlook Getting started is simple: just wander down to your nearest park or woods, Nikon fitted with telephoto lens…