N-Photo: the Nikon magazine June 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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in this issue

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Sujata Setia PAGE 6 Sujata shows our Apprentice the secrets of getting great natural-light shots of family and their four-legged friends. Chris Rutter PAGE 28 From planning and preparation to post-processing and everything in-between, join Chris on a landscapes master class. Paul Wilkinson PAGE 40 Fancy turning pro? Paul explains how he made the transition from keen amateur to jobbing portrait professional, in this new series. Tom Mackie PAGE 64 New travel columnist Tom reports from Holland: he went looking for tulips but came back with a portfolio of windmill images. George Turner PAGE 82 Better-known as ‘George The Explorer’, the outdoor wildlife and nature photographer tells his story in this issue’s interview. Lloyd Horgan PAGE 90 Aviation photographer Lloyd shares the images he shot while embedded with peacekeepers in the war-torn country of Mali. GIFT WORTH £39! SUBSCRIBE AND GET A FREE VANGUARD SHOULDER BAG! Subscribe from just £28…

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welcome to issue 98

Spring is well and truly upon us, so we’ve taken the opportunity to give N-Photo a bit of a spring clean. We’ve tweaked the look and feel of the magazine, introduced brilliant new columnists Tom Mackie and Paul Wilkinson, and included a set of collectable tips cards to tuck into your camera bag. We’d love to know what you think – so do let us know what you like, and anything we didn’t get quite right. We head into the great outdoors for our landscapes lead feature, where seasoned pro Chris Rutter explains everything from planning and prep, through composition, exposure and dealing with whatever the weather may bring, to post-processing your pictures. Never work with children and animals, they say. We set out to prove this old adage wrong, as our…

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all in the family

IN ASSOCIATION WITH Cewe Cewe The print specialists CEWE are a European market and technology-leading innovative photo and online service provider. With over 50 years of experience. They are renowned for their dedication to outstanding print quality. Based in Warwick, their state-of-the-art production facility houses the very latest in printing technology, and delivers millions of photo products each year. From photo books to prints, and wall art to gifts, CEWE help you to bring your best shots to life. www.cewe-photoworld.com/nphoto THE APPRENTICE NAME: Jessica Billett CAMERA: D850 Jessica, 20, from Frome in Somerset, is studying BA photography at Falmouth University, Cornwall, and developed her interest when she first borrowed her dad’s DSLR at the age of 12. She’s tried her hand at all aspects of photography as a student, but portraiture is where her passion lies – she’s even…

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technique assessment

EXPOSURE MODE Sujata says… Jessica had set Aperture Priority mode but I suggested she use Manual instead, as we’d mostly be shooting into the light, which would confuse the semi-auto modes. While the light meter provides a guide to exposure, you’ll need to review your shots and adjust it yourself. PIN-POINT FOCUSING Sujata says… When shooting at wide apertures, focusing is critical. Set your Nikon to AF-S autofocus mode, so that focus locks on to your static subject, combined with Single Shot shooting mode, and use the keypad on the back of your Nikon to position a single AF point on your subject’s eye. AIM TO UNDEREXPOSE Sujata says… I encouraged Jessica to underexpose her shots by a stop based on the subject’s skin. As we were shooting into the light, we wanted to ensure…

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how to: composite shots

COMPOSE THE SHOT Sujata says… The most important thing is to compose the scene around your subject. I used the fence as a leading line, and positioned Jessica so the trees would diffuse the low sunlight behind Lucy and Frankie, softening the early evening light into a golden glow. BRING IN THE ANIMALS Sujata says… I instructed Jessica not to move an inch as mother and baby were replaced by Elaine and a bucket of feed! Sheep were then encouraged into the area, and I told Jessica to wait until one of the sheep raised its head, before taking the second shot. MERGE THEM TOGETHER Sujata says… Keeping the same angle of view and camera settings means that the two images can be merged seamlessly in Photoshop. With the sheep layer below, use a layer…

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pro portfolio sujata setia

THE GENERATIONS In my Generations series I photograph grandparents and their grandchildren. This was shot with natural window light at around 10am in my home. The rim light around the subjects is what adds to the dreamy feel of the narrative for me. MOTHERHOOD In my Motherhood project I photograph new mums and babies to showcase the beauty of this relationship. This particular image was shot at Lainey’s Farm, during the golden hour. Shot with natural light, I had help from three friends who tried to pull the sheep together for the shot to look like this! FUR BABY Shot in Houston, Texas, at the home of the host of my photography masterclass. It was the first time I used an ice light to fill light on the face of the subject because natural light…