N-Photo: the Nikon magazine

N-Photo: the Nikon magazine

October 2020

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***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

12 min.
trails, tricks and togs

THE PRO NAME: Geoff Waugh CAMERA: Nikon D750, D4 As an art school alumni Geoff was destined to create. But he started his career as a journalist on a fishing magazine, where he learned to use the company’s Nikon FM. The chance to photograph the Tour of Britain proved an epiphany and by 1990 he was taking photos professionally. He worked on daily newspapers and popular magazines such as Maxim and Loaded, before specializing in his great passion, cycle sports. He has since won various awards and landed countless front covers. See more of Geoff’s work at www.waughphotos.com or visit his Instagram @geoff_waugh THE APPRENTICE NAME: David Warren CAMERA: Nikon Z 6, D750 Photography has been a persistent hobby for RAF officer David, but one that’s been overshadowed by his passion for extreme sports. Time spent in…

1 min.
technique assessment

SHUTTER PRIORITY Geoff says… I trust Nikon’s metering system, so unless I’m shooting with flash I’ll use Shutter Priority and Matrix metering. If I want more control over my exposure I’ll dial in a little negative or positive exposure compensation to retain detail in the highlights or lift the shadows. And I always shoot Raw. SPEED TRAP Geoff says… Obviously this depends on what I’m shooting, but as a general rule of thumb I like to keep my shutter speed at 1/500 sec or faster. I’m interested in capturing a sharp shot and a little bit of noise doesn’t bother me (it’s a film grain thing), so I’m happy to shoot at higher ISOs if need be. BURST MODE Geoff says… In equestrian photography the position of the horse’s legs is extremely important and mountain…

1 min.
how to: edit bike photos

TONAL ADJUSTMENTS Geoff says… I always think it’s best to nail your exposure as much as you can in-camera, so edits in Adobe Lightroom only need a light touch. I’ll typically decrease the Blacks slider to enhance the darkest tones and add contrast, and because shiny helmets tend to reflect and blow out a little, I’ll bring down the highlights a spell to compensate. GAIN SOME CLARITY Geoff says… I like to add some punch by increasing the Clarity slider – just make sure you don’t go too mad! Following that, I’ll boost the colour saturation. Once again, you only need to increase it a smidge to make the image look vibrant. Push the slider too far and you risk your image ending up looking a little bit naff. LOOKING SHARP Geoff says… In sports…

1 min.
pro portfolio geoff waugh

FLAT OVER WOBURN This image was totally spontaneous and happened after I watched pro rider Matt Jones jumping into that great background. I wasn’t there to shoot Matt, but it got the front cover of the BIKE Magazine Photo Annual, which is as high a coup as a mountain bike photographer can get. HADLEIGH TREE You don’t need mountains to mountain bike – this shot scored a front cover and was taken at the London 2012 course in Essex during a test event for the Olympics. The huge tree controlled the sun while hiding the oil refinery on Canvey Island! ICE IN THE BEACONS This was shot on negative film and only happened when I slipped on the sheet ice (bottom left) and noticed the good angle! It was taken in the Brecon Beacons in…

3 min.

Stokksnes Aurora BY BEN BUSH The Stokksnes headland looks to the Vestrahorn mountain under the most powerful and beautiful night of aurora Ben had ever seen. The challenge was to capture the reflections in the water but not to overexpose the aurora. Ben ended up knee-deep in the North Atlantic in -6 ºC, but says he feels blessed to have captured this experience. Camera: Nikon Z 7 Lens: 14mm f/1.8 Exposure: Composite of 15 exposures Cold Night on the Yellowstone BY JAKE MOSHER In mid-March, after the core of our galaxy is visible above the horizon, it rises in the hours before dawn. Shooting this scene, Jake felt that he was able to capture a connectedness between this world and the one above. Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: 35mm f/4 Exposure: 26 exposures of 17-185 secs, ISO1600 Galactic Porta BY MARCIN ZAJAC On Marcin’s trip…

2 min.
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