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N-Photo: the Nikon magazine September 2018

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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welcome to issue 89

The world’s hottest wedding photographer Ross Harvey spills the beans on shooting lavish nuptials See page 92 The rumours have been getting steadily louder, but now the truth has finally been revealed: Nikon is launching not one, but two mirrorless cameras – both full-frame – and we’ve held them! Take a first look with us on page 104. You can get an amazing variety of shots without going anywhere – though admittedly it does help if you start off in the Lake District. So we challenged reigning Landscape Photographer of the Year Benjamin Graham to come up with a dozen shots from one location in 24 hours, all worthy of a place on the mantelpiece. And boy, did he deliver… Also this issue: our Apprentice headed to the Arctic Circle to shoot the amazing…

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Benjamin Graham PAGE 18 LPOTY champ Benjamin inspires you to shoot a massive variety of photographs from a single location over 24 hours Joe McNally PAGE 88 Ice cream and country rockers – what else could Joe want? More McNally-style lighting from the master himself Gyda Henningsdottir PAGE 52 Icelandic photographer Gyda teaches our Apprentice how to shoot astounding landscapes under the midnight sun Ross Harvey PAGE 90 Luxury destination wedding photographer Ross has seen sides of the Big Day we can only imagine. He spills the beans… Michael Freeman PAGE 76 Michael keeps it simple this month, revealing why he thinks keeping things uncomplicated can really add to compositions Tommy Clarke PAGE 100 Aerial ace Tommy tells us why he takes to the skies in a helicopter to shoot his amazing images of summery scenes from above…

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the n-photo team’s go-to lens choice

Adam Waring Editor I can’t go out without my 24-70mm f/2.8E VR. Its fast, covers everyday shooting scenarios, and the image quality is quite simply sublime! adam.waring@futurenet.com Jason Parnell-Brookes Technique editor My go-to is the nifty 50mm f/1.4. It focuses close, letting me shoot smaller subjects, but it also works as a flattering portrait or landscape lens. jason.parnell-brookes@futurenet.com Ben Andrews Lab Manager I love my AF-S 35mm f/1.8G. It’s compact enough to travel, gives an equivalent angle of view to a 50mm on an FX, and is great in low light areas. ben.andrews@futurenet.com Matthew Richards Technique writer After testing wide zooms for this issue’s Big Test, I was so impressed with the Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 Art lens that I went out and bought one… mail@nphotomag.com…

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Aurora Borealis on the Coast of the Barents Sea Michael Zav’yalov, Russia From the city of Yaroslavl in Russia to the coast of the Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, a party of three travelled 2000 kilometres to capture the magnificent Northern Lights. The photographer stayed in the village of Teriberka in the Murmansk Oblast district for five days. After four days of bad weather, with heavy snow and thick clouds, the sky finally cleared on the last day and the Northern Lights appeared in all their stunning glory. Nikon D750, 20mm f/4, 30 secs, f/4, ISO2000 Holding Due North Jake Mosher, USA A weathered juniper tree in Montana’s northern Rocky Mountains is filled with arced star trails and in the centre sits Polaris, the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor. It took several…

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n-photo challenge 24 hours, 12 shots, one location

Whenever I am teaching photography, or presenting to a group or club, there are some famous quotes I frequently reference – here are two of them: “The photographs are already there, you just have to find them…” as spoken by Robert Capa, and, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it…” courtesy of Ansel Adams. Adams’ and Capa’s words are as true today as they were when they originally said them, over 60 years ago. Capa meant that there was so much more to it than just showing up at any time and indiscriminately recording the view in front of the camera. Adams meant that the action of releasing the shutter was merely a tiny moment in the midst of an extended process; starting with set-up and pre-visualization – and ending…

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calibrate your screen

The mission ● Use a screen calibrator to optimize your display Time ● 45 minutes Skill level ● Beginner● Intermediate● Advanced Kit needed ● Screen calibrator● Computer/laptop screen How many times have you printed your photos and the colours looked completely different than they did on your monitor? Don’t go blaming your printer or the lab that sent you your prints – the reason could likely be because your display isn’t correctly calibrated, so what you’ve been seeing on your screen isn’t really what the pictures actually look like. The procedure is incredibly straightforward and could save you a lot of time, frustration and money when it comes to processing Whether you’re using a cheap-as-chips screen or a High Dynamic Range (HDR) reference monitor, it needs calibration to accurately display colours, shadows and highlights, and white and grey tonality. Using…