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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine October 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 90

We interview Aaron Gekoski, who documents animal exploitation through his wildlife photography see page 12 After all the rumours, hype and fanfare, the new Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera should be in the shops any day now. But should you be ditching your trusty DSLR for this newfangled mirror-free tech? We present over 100 facts and figures about the new Z system, plus give the Z7 the full review treatment. Talking of making radical changes to the way you approach your photography, we also see whether it’s time to move on from Photoshop, as we put 10 photo editors through their paces. Elsewhere, our Apprentice learns how to create a portfolio for a budding young actor under the guiding hand of Peter Bartlett, who specializes in portraiture for the theatrical industry. We have a…

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Matt Golowczynski PAGE 18 Matt gives us the lowdown on everything mirrorless, with over 100 things you need to know about Nikon’s new Z system! Joe McNally PAGE 90 Joe sets out to prove that sometimes all you need the teeniest little splash of light to add an awful lot to a portrait… Pete Bartlett PAGE 52 Portrait photographer Pete gets this month’s Apprentice – and their model – ready to shoot a professional portfolio series. Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski PAGE 92 Pro wildlife photographer Aaron tells us why he traded his successful life in London to be a wildlife conversationalist. Michael Freeman PAGE 76 Michael gets up close and personal, showing how and why you should fill the frame with beautiful, intricate detail. Andy Smith PAGE 102 Andy meets the London’s multicultural locals for his series of intimate portraits of the capital’s characters.…

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the n-photo team’s z system thoughts

Adam Waring Editor The electronic viewfinder takes getting used to, but once you do, a DSLR’s flip-up mechanical mirror assembly seems archaic! adam.waring@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Technique editor My camera bag weighs between 15-20kg by the time I’m kitted up with my DSLRs and lenses. I can’t wait to slim down with the mirrorless camera. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab manager The Z-mount is a bold move from Nikon, but it seems to have paid off, as image quality from the 35mm and 24-70mm S-series lenses is phenomenal. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Matthew Richards Technique writer I’ll be interested to see how the electronic viewfinder works. I’ve found EVFs make me feel detached, and lack smoothness when panning or tracking. mail@nphotomag.com…

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NATURAL WORLD FINALIST The Window Salvador Colvée Nebot, Spain During my stay at a Costa Rican hotel, I noticed that red-eyed tree frogs flooded the gardens. As I approached this frog, it climbed into one of the holes in a leaf, as if it were sticking out a window. Nikon D4, 105mm f/2.8, 1/200 sec, f/22, ISO100 AMERICAN EXPERIENCE FINALIST Split Screen Jassen Todorov, USA An aerial image (shot from a plane at 1000 feet) of industrial ponds in New Mexico. Nikon D810, 70-200mm f/2.8 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO100 TRAVEL FINALIST Yaks Beside Pangong Lake Yusuf Chiniwala, India Colourfully adorned domestic yaks enjoy a meal on the banks of Pangong Lake, in the Ladakh region in the Indian Himalayas. Nikon D3000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO200 NATURAL WORLD FINALIST Bear and Salmon Roie Galitz, Israel There is no happier bear than a bear with a fresh salmon…

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101 things you need to know about nikon's new z system

Long-rumoured, much anticipated, and latterly teased by the company itself before the big reveal, Nikon’s new mirrorless Z system is here. The arrival brings Nikon more or less in line with its mirrorless competitors, whose own mirrorless systems are now fairly established. While the range begins with two camera bodies, namely the Z7 and the Z6, and three lenses, more is promised over the upcoming years to keep Nikon users excited. The fact that these two primary models are designed around FXformat (full-frame) sensors should also make the transition for enthusiast and professional users used to this format quite seamless. It is, however, possible that as the system develops, there may be models positioned on either side of these to entice a broader audience. You needn’t worry too much if you’re heavily invested…

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capture autumn colour

The mission • Make the most out of the autumnal colours Time • One day Skill level • Beginner• Intermediate• Advanced Kit needed • Standard prime or zoom lens For this project, you’ll need to find vibrant foliage, so head to a nearby forest or park. We’ve come to the stunning Westonbirt National Arboretum, in England – one of the best-known arboretums in the country, famous for its collection of over 15,000 labelled trees which started back in the 1850s. So with the perfect location we can hone our creative eye and consider the lighting in the environment. You don’t need any fancy kit; an entry-level kit zoom lens or a simple 50mm ‘nifty fifty’ prime will do the job. Autumn may be the shortest season we experience here in the UK, with trees like horse chestnut starting to turn…