N-Photo: the Nikon magazine March 2021

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
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
this issue’s special contributors…

Trudy Kepke PAGE 6 Our Apprentice learns the art of transforming his landscapes with Photoshop trickery and textures – from his other half, Trudy! Benedict Brain PAGE 26 Find your mojo! Self-confessed ‘arty farty’ photographer Benedict teaches you how to think outside the photo frame. John Angerson PAGE 66 We speak to celebrated photographer John about his documentary work, shooting celebrities and personal projects. Hunter Barnes PAGE 74 Hunter spent four years living with and learning the ways of the Native American Nez Perce tribe, documented with his Nikon FM2. Tom Mason PAGE 86 You’ve got to make hay while the sun shines – or photograph shorteared owls when the opportunity arises – as Tom explains. Matthew Richards PAGE 104 Matthew reveals the cream of the crop of the best wide, standard, telephoto, super-tele and superzooms for Nikon DSLRs.…

1 min
welcome to issue 121

As I write this we’re back in the throes of a UK-wide lockdown, and the chances of restrictions being lifted anytime soon look increasingly remote. So where does that leave us photographers? Much of our hobby is a solitary pursuit, so why not use this enforced isolation to rekindle your creativity? We show you how to not just take pictures but make pictures in our lead feature, and all during your daily allotted exercise. This issue’s Apprentice gets around the issue of social distancing by taking tuition from his fine art photographer other-half, and learns to transform his landscape shots into stunning painterly images. We bring you our full review of the Z 7II, the update to Nikon’s flagship mirrorless, and ask if enough has been done to finally persuade you to…

14 min
a blank canvas

THE APPRENTICE NAME: Stephen Innes CAMERA: Nikon D850 Stephen is an area business manager in northeast England and has always enjoyed getting out with his camera. Over the past four years he has started taking his photography to the next level. He’s tried everything from street to architecture to portraits, but his first love is landscapes and the great outdoors. As Trudy’s partner, Stephen is very familiar with her painterly artworks, and is eager to broaden his editing skills and learn more about her unique workflow. THE PRO NAME: Trudy Kepke CAMERA: Nikon D850 Yorkshire-born Trudy is a professional fine art landscape photographer, but painting was her first love. Her artwork has been exhibited and is sold in galleries, however, other commitments made it difficult to paint regularly so she turned to her camera. She quickly developed…

3 min

Natural Colours SALVADOR COLVEE Salvador regularly visits the dead flower spike of an agave, which many different bird species use as a perch. In this case it was a flock of bee-eaters. Because the sky was cloudy and the light quite dull, he opted for a high-key exposure, which highlights the colourful plumage of the birds and the delicate structures of the subject, making this photo almost look like a painting. Camera: Nikon D500 Lens: 105mm f/1.4 Exposure: 1/400 sec, f/5, ISO3200 Fish Explosion NICHOLAS MORE These tightly schooling swallowtail cardinalfish (Verulux cypselurus) burst back and forth through a cave to evade predators in Indonesia. Nicholas used a slow shutter speed to show the synchronized movement of the school pulsing over the reef. Camera: Nikon D500 Lens: 10.5mm f/2.8 Exposure: 1/8 sec, f/16, ISO100 Levitation CSABA DARÓCZI Csaba has been photographing the swarming period…

2 min
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17 min
artistic imagery

Benedict Brain is a UK-based photographer and journalist who shoots a variety of subjects. He is also an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel. www.benedictbrain.com Have you ever felt frustrated that your photography has come to creative standstill? Perhaps you’ve mastered some fancy techniques, you have a good understanding of the fundamentals, you’ve got to grips with how apertures and shutter speeds work, but your photography just doesn’t seem to be moving in the direction you want it to – you’re producing the same images as everyone else. Perhaps you want to express yourself and reveal your inner voice through the art of photography. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll explore new ways of approaching the landscape and…