N-Photo: the Nikon magazine June 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…

Colin Moody PAGE 6 Colin gives this issue’s Apprentice a masterclass in shooting street scenes on the backstreets of Bristol. Andy Small PAGE 26 Andy has been shooting plants with creative flair for the past 30 years – and shares three decades of experience with you. Tanya Habjouqa PAGE 62 Jordanian-American documentary photographer Tanya tells how her shots bring the Middle East to life. Isabelle Bacher PAGE 70 Isabelle spent five years living within the Arctic Circle capturing epic landscapes under the midnight sun. Neil Freeman PAGE 80 To get the best from your flash, you need to take it off-camera. Neil explains the intricacies of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. Matthew Richards PAGE 104 Now that we’re meeting up with people again, Matthew reveals and rates eight of the best lenses for portraiture.…

1 min
welcome to issue 124

With spring in its full throes, now is the perfect time to get outside and photograph flowers. To that end, floral photographer Andy Small reveals his tricks of the trade for shooting truly creative plant portraits. Our Apprentice heads to the not-so-mean streets of Bristol to document the gentrification of the once-notorious Stokes Croft area of the city under the watchful eye of acclaimed street photographer Colin Moody. In our Gear section, we take a look at eight lenses that are perfect for portraiture, combining a mid-telephoto focal length and wide aperture for a delightfully shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh. We also pick five ND filter systems for slowing your shutter in both screw-in circular and slot-in square formats. And, while we already know that the Nikon Z 6II is…

15 min
street smarts

THE PRO NAME: Colin Moody CAMERA: Various Colin moved to Bristol 11 years ago from London’s East Ham and hasn’t looked back. He splits his time undertaking photojournalism assignments, leading workshops, putting on exhibitions and authoring photography books. He’s been mentored by Martin Parr and his work has won various awards, but despite his many successes, his passion for Bristol and street photography comes first. See more of his work by visiting: https://bit.ly/3a9azvt THE APPRENTICE NAME: Cassidy Grace CAMERA: Nikon Z 6 Cassidy is from Cardiff but is finishing her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media at Bristol’s University of the West of England. She enjoys travel and portrait photography, but wants to spend more time capturing the city she’s called home for the past few years. Cassidy has met Colin before, while out with her camera in…

2 min

Alone JADE LV Jade took this shot while in search of the greatest views on Mount Gongga, China and probably didn’t have to look much further than this awe-inspiring vista of heavenly hues. The human element adds a powerful sense of scale. Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Exposure: 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO50 Street Food GARY CUMMINS Snowy nights in Toronto make for great photographic opportunities, as demonstrated in this wonderfully atmospheric shot of a lone food stall. Even the most mundane of subjects can make for captivating imagery if you know how to make the most of what you have. Camera: Nikon D810 Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8 Exposure: 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO1600 Roberta ANTONINO BARONE This photograph was taken during an afternoon walk in the hinterland of Sicily at around 6pm. Antonino noticed a wheat field and took advantage of the tall ears to…

2 min
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Great reasons to subscribe now! ✔ Lowepro Tahoe 150 camera backpack The Lowepro Tahoe 150 offers a customizable, well-padded main compartment, and roomy front pocket that offers plenty of storage for a day’s worth of gear ✔ Great savings Subscribe for 12 months and get your issues delivered to your door, plus this great Lowepro backpack worth £66.95 ✔ Free online videos Each issue, you’ll receive access to our fantastic photo project videos Option 1 Quarterly digital subscription (no gift) £12.50 • 13 issues of N-Photo digital edition• Apple Newsstand edition for iOS devices• Pocketmags edition for Android users• Receive the same videos, project files and ebook editions that come with the print mag Option 2 Annual print subscription £54 • 13 issues of N-Photo print edition delivered• Delivery to your door included in the price• Lowepro Tahoe 150 backpack worth £66.95! Option…

19 min
say it with flowers!

Andy Small is a nature, landscape and macro flower photographer. He runs flower photography workshops for the Royal Horticultural Society at RHS Wisley and gives talks on his work to clubs and societies. www.andysmall.co.uk During the past year many photographers have had to resort to finding their inspiration much closer to home. This has not been an issue for me as, for the past 30 years, I have ceaselessly explored the photographic possibilities of my garden and surrounding hedgerows here in the Hampshire countryside. As a fine-art photographer my underlying approach has always been to use my camera as creatively as possible, exploring ideas that echo my appreciation for other forms of art, such as painting and drawing. Indeed, when I first started exhibiting my work in the 1990s many people couldn’t believe…