N-Photo: the Nikon magazine May 2019

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 97

We speak with Nikon Ambassador Conor McDonnell, who’s shot everything from top rock acts to polar bears in the Arctic See page 94 Spring has sprung! And as we photographers come out of hibernation, so does the wildlife – and wildflowers. So we’ll show you how to capture your best-ever shots of the new season and everything it offers, from flora and fauna in your backyard and local neighbourhood, to shady woods, open fields and coastal scenes. Our Apprentice learns to add a lifestyle feel to landscapes by placing people in the scene and shooting handheld, without a tripod in sight. We put fast medium-telephoto zooms to the test, concentrating on the ever-popular 70-200mm workhorse, but with a few other focal lengths thrown into the mix. And we also have a…

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Chris Rutter PAGE 18 Pro landscape photographer Chris shows you when, where and how to shoot your best spring photographs yet. Joe McNally PAGE 92 Joe shows that it’s not always about directly lighting your subject – lighting around it can bring some unique results. Alex Stead PAGE 54 London-based pro photographer Alex shows our Apprentice how to add a lifestyle element to a landscape shoot. Conor McDonnell PAGE 94 He’s shot everything from rock stars to polar bears and celeb weddings – Nikon Ambassador Conor on his amazing career. Michael Freeman PAGE 80 Michael explains how pairing images together can add a degree of context and greater depth than a singular shot. Tracey Welch PAGE 104 Professional music photographer Tracey details her night shooting Northern Irish band Snow Patrol with the new Z 6 mirrorless. The N-Photo team’s spring shooting tips Adam Waring Editor Winter may be behind us,…

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WILDLIFE INSIGHT – COMMENDED Christoph Ruisz, Lake Neusiedl, Austria I took this picture of a European hare (Lepus europaeus) on a cloudy morning in March, during the mating season. I spotted two hares in a field and immediately hid behind a tree. After some minutes of waiting, I lay down and started crawling carefully towards them. The hares didn’t realize that I was so close. Suddenly one of them started running in my direction and stopped just a few metres in front of me. I pressed the shutter release and took the first pictures. He came closer and closer until he was within the minimum focusing distance of my lens. LIVE THE ADVENTURE – WINNER Greg Lecoeur, Rangiroa, French Polynesia Passionate about the marine world, I usually travel to the different oceans of the planet…

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how to capture…stunning spring shots

Spring is the season when the whole of the natural world leaps back into life. The fields and woods are alive with fresh growth, and animals that have spent the winter hidden away, or in warmer climes, come back to their temperate-zone homes. This makes spring the most rewarding time to get out and about and shooting with your Nikon. With so much activity it can be difficult to decide where to go and what to shoot. So, from your own back garden to the landscape and coast, we’ve put together a comprehensive location-based guide, and explain what you’re likely to find and how to shoot it. The exact timing and location of many iconic aspects of spring, like bluebells or the return of migratory birds, can be tough to predict. These…

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homes and gardens

Along with flowers and plants, your garden is also a fitting location for shooting many of the birds and animals that call them home While spring is the perfect season to get out into the countryside to shoot the fresh growth and wildlife, you can also capture some of these in your own home. Shooting spring flowers indoors means that you aren’t at the mercy of the weather, and also have complete control of the lighting. Even though you can buy almost any type of flower all-year round, shooting plants that are in season is still a great idea. You could simply get them from your own garden, window box or potted plants. But if you don’t have access to your own flowers, buying ones that are in-season are less likely to…