N-Photo: the Nikon magazine July 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***

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this issue’s special contributors…

Fiona Francis PAGE 6 Newborn photographer Fiona is one of the top pros that show our four eager Apprentices how to shoot fabulous family portraits. Ross Hoddinott PAGE 26 Macro maestro Ross demonstrates how to get up close and personal with flora and fauna to capture the majesty of nature. James Paterson PAGE 52 Photoshop whiz James shows how to turn a photograph into a painting with a few brush-based strokes of genius in Adobe CC. Ashraful Arefin PAGE 62 N-Photo reader Ashraful tells how he creates his stunning scenes of miniatures using a combination of in-camera and Photoshop tricks. Olivia Bossert PAGE 76 Fashion photographer Olivia explains how an incredible location inspired the theme of a shoot in a Cornish manor house. Michael Freeman PAGE 80 Michael lets us in on his lockdown coping strategy of setting himself a photo project to keep his creative juices…

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welcome to issue 112

As I write this we’re starting to see the first tentative steps to ease the lockdown, enabling photographers to head out into the solitude of the countryside to pursue their passion. And this issue’s lead feature is on close-up photography of natural subjects that you shouldn’t have to stray too far to find – and may even be able to shoot from your very own garden. In a similar vein, this issue’s Big Test is on lenses for wildlife photography – garden birds, in particular. Also in our Gear section we review the Irix 45mm f/1.4 Dragonfly standard prime, and try six mics for those dabbling with their Nikon’s vlogging capabilities. We revisit four past Apprentices for a refresher on how to shoot family portraits. In our Nikon Skills sections we…

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shoot the kids!

‘I feel like shooting the kids!’ is a phrase you might find yourself uttering more often than usual during these periods of enforced lockdown. But with limited options to get out and about with your camera, this is a great time to try and improve your skills at photographing your nearest and dearest for treasured portraits. Kids, of course, throw up their own special challenges for the photographer: attention spans are often limited, notorious show-offs can become uncharacteristically camera-shy, and babies can, well, just throw up… Let’s see how our four Apprentices from the archives got on… APPRENTICE #1 Ian Bowie When Glaswegian policeman Ian joined us as our Apprentice for the January 2014 edition of N-Photo, he was the proud new dad to a three-month-old newborn. His mentor was Stuart Cooper, a…

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Cowboy Blues BY BENIAMINO PISATI Each November the Festival of Abrivado is held in Camargue, France. More than 2000 ‘guardians’ (cowboys) and 1000 horses participate. As soon as the doors from the vans are opened and the bulls run out, the race starts. Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: 14-24mm f/2.8 Exposure: 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO100 Snowy Peaks BY IGNACIO PALACIOS This photograph shows a gorgeous sunset in a beautiful frozen winter forest. These woodlands in Finnish Lapland look absolutely dreamy, with the trees completely caked in a delicious fluffy snow flurry. Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8 Exposure: 1.3 secs, f/11, ISO125 Synchronized BY TED LAU Since the Mass Games (an art form in Pyongyang, North Korea, that involves aerobics, dance and more) resumed in 2018, all the school kids got stuck in. After months and months of training, the majority of them are near-professional-standard…

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