N-Photo: the Nikon magazine November 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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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
this issue’s special contributors…

Matthew Williams-Ellis PAGE 6 Wildlife expert Matthew shows our Apprentice how to capture magnificent shots of rutting stags – in the middle of London! Paul Wilkinson PAGE 40 Portrait pro Paul muses on the importance of critiques, competitions and qualifications for advancing your career. Jordan Banks PAGE 28 Jordan really has no filter when it comes to extolling the virtues of using filters for producing eye-popping landscape images. Tom Mackie PAGE 64 Tom shares his tales of the unexpected and how a change in circumstances can yield better-than-imagined results. Nadia Meli PAGE 66 Nadia tells how she swapped weddings for portraits to reinvigorate her photography in the N-Photo interview Tom Mason PAGE 84 Stuck in a rut with your photography? Tom tells how he snaps himself out of it to rediscover his passion……

1 min
welcome to issue 117

There’s more to ‘natural’ looking landscapes than meets the eye. More often than not, stunning scenic shots have been ‘helped’ to look their best through the use of filters to balance bright skies, eliminate glare or smooth choppy seas. Pro photographer Jordan Banks is your guide to using filters for your best-ever landscapes in this issue’s lead feature. With a dozen different Nikons to choose from, including full-frame and APS-C sensor models, DSLR and mirrorless, which is the best for you? In our Big Test we evaluate the entire Nikon range… Then, just as we went to press, Nikon surprised us with an exclusive look at the Z 6II and Z 7II – updated models of its full-frame mirrorless marvels. Also in our Gear section, we put the new Z 70-200mm…

15 min
the deer hunters

Venture into Richmond Park’s rustic landscape and it soon becomes evident why the Big Smoke is regarded as one of the greenest capitals in the world. The sprawling nature reserve covers 2500 acres, is the largest Royal Park in London and is famously home to over 600 red and fallow deer. The dynamic between visitors and the park’s permanent residents is quite something. Sightseers stop to admire large herds lazing in the sun, joggers head off piste to avoid passing bucks and slow-moving traffic grinds to a halt as hinds saunter across the road. Richmond Park is a wildlife smorgasbord all year round, but October is the month every photographer should have in their diary. The red deer rut features stags at their antler-clad best, as they parade around vying for…

3 min

Mother Humpback and Calf BY ROBERT SMITH Captured in the picturesque waters of Vava’u, Tonga. What a magical experience, seeing this curious little calf, only a few weeks old, sneaking up from below a resting mum, to interact with Robert and his team on the surface. Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: 16-35mm f/4 Exposure: 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO2500 Together but Still Alone BY LINDA BEKS Isolation is a very broad concept and can be applied in many circumstances, in this case Linda has tried to illustrate the isolation that we can feel, even when surrounded by others. The muted palette and organized composition adds another layer onto this photograph. Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: 14-24mm f/2.8 Exposure: 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO100 Tailing Dam Abstract BY DAVID DAHLENBURG This image is part of an ongoing series of images documenting how industry impacts the environment. David finds it…

2 min
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18 min
filters special shoot incredible landscapes!

Ask almost any landscape photographer and they will tell you one of the most – if not the most – important factors to improve your photography and creativity is the use of filters. I remember the day, many years ago, when I was first introduced to the groundbreaking world of NDs, grads and polarizers. My images improved tenfold almost overnight. It wasn’t only the effects these filters had on my photographs, either. Once I actually had the ability to control light in-camera I started to better understand light and how the correct conditions could be harnessed and utilized to drastically improve my creativity with my landscape photography. To those photographers looking to start using filters, it can seem a little daunting with so many different filter types and designs on offer from…