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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***

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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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 94Spring 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 RutterPAGE 18Pro landscape photographer Chris shows you when, where and how to shoot your best spring photographs yet.Joe McNallyPAGE 92Joe shows that it’s not always about directly lighting your subject – lighting around it can bring some unique results.Alex SteadPAGE 54London-based pro photographer Alex shows our Apprentice how to add a lifestyle element to a landscape shoot.Conor McDonnellPAGE 94He’s shot everything from rock stars to polar bears and celeb weddings – Nikon Ambassador Conor on his amazing career.Michael FreemanPAGE 80Michael explains how pairing images together can add a degree of context and greater depth than a singular shot.Tracey WelchPAGE 104Professional 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 tipsAdam Waring EditorWinter may be behind us,…

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n-photo: the nikon magazine

Future PLC Quay House, The Ambury, Bath BA1 1UAEditorialEditor Adam Waring adam.waring@futurenet.com 01225 687710Group Senior Art Editor Rebecca ShawTechnique editor Jason Parnell-BrookesProduction Editor Kyle HearseContent Director Chris GeorgeContributorsBen Andrews, George Cairns, Ron Cunningham, Michael Freeman, Conor McDonnell, Joe McNally, James Paterson, Matthew Richards, Chris Rutter, Alex Stead, Mark Warnes, Tracey WelchCover imageAdam Seward via GettyPhotographyFuture Photo Studio, Getty All copyrights and trademarks are recognised and respectedAdvertisingMedia packs are available on request Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.comAccount Director Matt Bailey matt.bailey@futurenet.com 01225 687511Advertising Manager Michael Pyatt michael.pyatt@futurenet.com 01225 687538InternationalN-Photo is available for licensing. Contact the International department to discuss partnership opportunitiesHead of Print Licensing Rachel Shaw licensing@futurenet.comSubscriptionsEmail enquiries nphoto@myfavouritemagazines.co.ukUK orderline & enquiries 0844 848 2852Overseas order line and enquiries +44 (0)1604 251045Online orders & enquiries www.myfavouritemagazines.co.ukHead of subscriptions Sharon ToddCirculationHead of Newstrade…

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WILDLIFE INSIGHT – COMMENDEDChristoph Ruisz, Lake Neusiedl, AustriaI 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.Nikon D7200, 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5, 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO200 (Greg Lecoeur / Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2018)LIVE THE ADVENTURE – WINNERGreg Lecoeur, Rangiroa,…

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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…