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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine October 2016

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
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get even more out of n-photo

Facebook Join 289,000 Nikon nuts who ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nphotomag Online Catch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.com Twitter Catch up with Nikon news, get inspired and learn new skills www.digitalcameraworld.com PhotoClub eLearning Learn online with our new online video training courses www.digitalcameraworld.com About the cover Title El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks at dawn, Yosemite National Park, California, USA Photographer Checubus Camera Nikon D800 Lens Nikon 16-35mm f/4 Web www.shutterstock.com THE NEW WAY TO SUBSCRIBE 30 SEE PAGE Subscribe today and get a Lowepro Traveler bag worth £49, a copy of Outdoor Landscape and Nature Photography worth £9.99, bonus eBooks,video tutorials, Club discounts and more! Turn to p30……

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Elliott Neep PAGE 52 Wildlife specialist Elliott gives our Apprentice a masterclass in shooting wild little owls from a hide. Essentials required: a Nikon, and plenty of patience! Federico Veronesi PAGE 92 Even as a six-year-old, Federico didn’t let being on the wrong continent stop him pursuing African wildlife. He explains how things went from there… Michael Freeman PAGE 76 Not all black-and-white images are created equal. Michael explores ways to look for potential monochrome pictures, and what makes them work. Helen Sloan PAGE 100 Step behind the scenes on the biggest television show on Earth with Nikon Ambassador and Game of Thrones set photographer Helen. Bruce Smith PAGE 91 Paris-based pro Bruce reveals the Nikon camera, and the image it made possible, which helped him to build a stellar career as a fashion photographer. Joe McNally PAGE 130 He’s in a workshop full of puppets, and…

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the n-photo team on... autumn

Chris George Group Editor-in-Chief I’m enjoying not having to get up so early to capture the sunrise – and that early light looks so good over the golden trees. chris.george@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Staff Writer It’s a simple thing, but I’m hoping to capture a game of conkers on camera. That’s a challenge for my shutter control skills! jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab Manager It’s good to hole up in the lab at this time of year. I need to get it tidied before all the new kit from Photokina comes my way. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Rod Lawton Head of Testing I’ve got one eye on Christmas. I’m getting my photo gifts printed now so they don’t get caught up in the post later on. rod.lawton@futurenet.com Our contributors Warren Alani, Tony Alves, George Cairns, David Chapman, Richmond T Chi, Sudipto Das, Michael Frye, Adam Hanlon, Geoff…

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Established in 2009, the BWPA aims to celebrate British wildlife and raise awareness of its diversity and beauty. Feast your eyes on a selection of shortlisted and winning images from this year’s photo competition WILD WOODS, HIGHLY COMMENDED Autumn Woodlands Ceri Jones (Beech, Fagaceae; Pine, Pinus) Woodcote, Oxfordshire, England This scene was taken in my local woods on a misty autumn morning. I loved the warm colours of the autumn beech trees, which provide a natural frame around a view into pinewoods with a much cooler appearance. The camera was tripod-mounted. ANIMAL PORTRAITS, WINNER Contemplation Jamie Mina (Mountain hare, Lepus timidus) Tomatin, Inverness, Scotland The idea for this shot was to take the camera off the tripod and get down low to the same level as my subject. This allowed me to throw the foreground out of focus…

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master the art of landscape

Here at N-Photo we’re as passionate about landscape photography as you are. That’s why this issue we’re teaming up with Octopus Publishing’s ILEX imprint, to bring you a selection of extracts from Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and The Great Masters. Written and illustrated by professional photographer Michael Frye, it’s the perfect introduction to the techniques employed by the giants of landscape photography – Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter and Edward Weston – and shows you how you can use similar approaches to take your digital Nikon landscapes to the next level. From composition to converting to black and white, here’s a taster of what to expect… Available now If you enjoy the following extracts from Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters…

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“To compose a subject well means no more than to see and present it in the strongest possible manner. Edward Weston For many photographers, no aspect of photography is more difficult than composition. Perhaps for that reason, people have tried to create rules for composing photographs. But the landscape masters of the past were unanimous in their disdain for such formulas: “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk,” said Edward Weston. While rules (maybe guidelines would be a better word) can be helpful in some situations, the world is too complex for any rule to apply in all situations, but there is one principle that always applies: simplicity. The best compositions contain only the…