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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine November 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 91

We speak with Swedish sports shooter Joel Marklund about his incredible array of gold medal-winning shots See page 92 It’s an expensive business, this photography lark. Once you’ve been bitten by the bug, then the temptation of more advanced Nikon bodies and ever-more-exotic glass will soon quickly dispose of your disposable income. So why not make your hobby fund itself? We’ve enlisted the help of pro photographer Chris Rutter, who knows a thing or two about making photography pay, to advise on the best ways to make cash with your Nikon, from shooting weddings, portraits or products, to selling your images to stock libraries, publications or as prints, or even running workshops. Elsewhere this issue our Apprentice heads to Switzerland for a mountain masterclass, we check out full-size yet lightweight carbon fibre…

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Chris Rutter PAGE 18 Chris details numerous ways you can turn your photographic hobby into a lucrative little side business and earn a few bob… Joe McNally PAGE 90 Joe has a close encounter of the third kind in a diner… luckily, he’s come armed with his Z7 and a pocketful of lighting tricks Tom Mackie PAGE 52 Tom travels to the natural beauty of Switzerland to teach our Apprentice how to shoot mountainous masterpieces Joel Marklund PAGE 92 Immerse yourself in pro sports photographer Joel’s outstanding career that’s taken him to all corners of the competitive world Michael Freeman PAGE 76 Little bit further back! Michael shows you why moving back is a great way to lend a new perspective to your images Nadia Meli PAGE 102 Professional wedding photographer Nadia shares the ins and outs of Nikon’s Wedding Collective Look Book project…

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the n-photo team’s tips for camera cash

Adam Waring Editor Next wedding you’re asked to shoot, charge – that way, if you can’t enjoy the occasion for fear of ruining their Big Day, at least you’ll make a few quid… adam.waring@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Technique editor Keep an eye out for bargains at car boots and markets, so if you see something cheap, sell it on for what it’s actually worth and make a little profit. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab Manager With the growing trend for letting apartments, there’s a market for interiors photography. Equip a wide-angle lens and softened flash and away you go. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Matthew Richards Technique Writer Offer your services to hobbyist groups. It could be mugshots or covering events. Start small with fees – if people like your work, word will get around. mail@nphotomag.com…

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Arrival Uwe Hasubek In this shot silky waves juxtapose the brooding clouds in the distance. Nikon D5, 14-24mm f/2.8, 0.3 sec, f/4.5, ISO1600 Stare in Approach Christina Holfelder A murmuration of birds in the background are accented by foreground individuals. Nikon D500, 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/320 sec, f/11, ISO2500 The Portrait Christian Dietrich Morawitz A brave crop and beautiful symmetry make this a very powerful – yet fun – portrait. Nikon D750, 150mm f/2.8, 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO140 In Wind and Weather Dominik Janoschka A goat teeters on a cliffside in this solitary, effective, composition. Nikon D800, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, 1/320 sec, f/14, ISO200 Wild Flax Sandra Bartocha This simple, bright photo displays the delicacy of the flax flowers, with beautiful focus and soft depth of field. Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8, 1/1600 sec, f/3.2, ISO100 Milky Way Florian Smit A strong central composition shows the galaxy tearing through the sky toward the sea stack…

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make ca$h with your nikon

From a shiny new lens to the cost of travelling to picturesque locations, photography can be expensive. Well, if you can take great photos and know your way around your Nikon, then perhaps it’s time to start making money with your photographs. From selling your images through stock libraries and prints or getting commissioned; shooting weddings and portraits; selling your knowledge through photography workshops; there have never been so many ways for you to start making money with your Nikon. It’s a tough and saturated market, so we’ll be realistic about how you can get started, the options you can explore and ways to grow your fledgling business. We’ll also give you an idea of how much money you’ll need to spend and how much you can expect to make in return…

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sell to stock libraries

The idea of simply uploading a bunch of images to an image library and waiting for the money to roll in sounds great, but it’s not the reality of how to make money from stock photography. The market for stock images is more about shooting images for specific themes and ideas, rather than simply ‘pretty’ pictures. The market for stock images is always changing, and it is worth looking at images already on the various sites. However the best way to make your images work is to make them relevant to how images are used by companies and the media, rather than copying existing ideas of what makes good shots. There has been a shift towards images of ‘real’ people, rather than perfect models in artificial poses illustrating themes like ‘business person’,…