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The Nikon Camera Book

The Nikon Camera Book The Nikon Camera Book 5th Edition

Photography is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and with Nikon leading the way in terms of technology and innovation, it’s no wonder that its cameras are trusted by so many photographers. Although many other brands try to nibble at the market share, year on year Nikon remains a heavyweight contender, with a catalogue of cameras ranging from point-and-shoot compacts to professional DSLRs. The Nikon Camera Book is the ultimate guide to getting the most from your Nikon, and in this new edition, we will show you everything you need to know about your model. From the newest cameras and lenses on the market, to the accessories that will make your life easier, you’ll discover which one suits your needs best. We take you through advanced shooting techniques across a range of photographic genres, such as creating atmospheric landscapes and working wonders with macro. And we finish with essential advice on editing your Nikon-captured images, to give your photos that final touch for maximum impact. Featuring: Guide to Nikon - Take a look at the phenomenal range of cameras, lenses and equipment that Nikon offers, and see which are the right fit for you. Using your Nikon - Master the basics of composition, focusing, metering and more with our helpful introductory guides. Advanced techniques - Go in-depth with our extensive guides to a variety of different photography genres, from portraits and landscapes, to macro and still life. Editing your Nikon images - Make your good images great, with a range of tutorials on the best Nikon photo-editing software.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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3 min
lenses for portraits

For portrait photography you want to shoot the head and the shoulders. Prime lenses will produce perfect results, but some find these hard to use as they’re fixed in their focal range. However, the unique style this type of lens produces is highly popular with industry professionals and so is worth trying. Many prime lenses are able to open to a wide aperture and this can create a dreamy effect where the subject is sharp and the background is blurred. On some lenses the aperture will go as wide as f1.4, meaning it’s effective to use in low light and for street/documentary photography. It’s also available at an extremely reasonable price from Nikon, but if you have a bigger budget to spend, there are beautiful prime lenses on offer such as…

1 min
raw processing options

Adobe Camera Raw This is perhaps the most familiar RAW processor. It’s included as part of Photoshop CC and if you drag a RAW file into Photoshop the ACR interface automatically opens. Lightroom This has developed over the last few years and is now, arguably, the most popular application among many professionals. The Develop tab enables you to process RAW files similarly to ACR. DxO OpticsPro Though most often associated with correcting lens problems such as distortion, this is also a very useful RAW processing engine that’s easy to use and offers plenty of options. Capture One Pro This application has many passionate devotees among the pros – Peter Eastway and Tom Barnes both find that it produces results that are more pleasing than other RAW processors.…

1 min
landscape mode

Capture vibrant vistas using the Landscape scene mode. Ideal for those who love exploring the outdoors, this setting will make the most of the scene by increasing overall image contrast and colour saturation. You’ll notice in particular that blue and green hues really stand out in this mode, which helps to create a bold, picture-perfect shot. To ensure you get the best exposure in camera, the Landscape scene mode will also select a smaller aperture setting to shoot with, which increases depth of field. This results in the landscape appearing much sharper in the foreground, remaining sharp onto the background. If you’re shooting in bright conditions, you’ll be able photograph with the camera handheld. Low-light landscape scenes that are taken during the golden hours (sunrise and sunset) may require a tripod support.…

1 min
get creative with your speedlight

Combining a slow shutter speed with a short burst of flash will capture a subject that’s still and sharp, but with the added effect of motion blur. By selecting rearcurtain sync mode on your camera, the flash will be fired at the end of the exposure, rather than the beginning. This means that the ambient shutter blur occurs first. Slowsync flash requires the use of relatively slow shutter speeds, to intentionally make the blur trail visible. 1 Select camera settings Use manual mode and dial in a relatively slow shutter. This image used 0.8 seconds, but the exact exposure will depend on your subject’s speed. 2 Set up the flash Attach a speedlight onto your camera’s hotshoe, and set the flash power to around 1/32. The flash will freeze the subject’s motion – experiment…

3 min
lenses for landscapes

Most photographers will opt for a wideangle lens when capturing a landscape image, as they want to include as much of the vista as possible. For most, a wide-angle lens is anything that is lower than 35mm. But remember that if your Nikon camera has a crop factor of 1.6x then you need a lens measuring 22mm to have a 35mm equivalent. When shooting a landscape scene there are some technical aspects to be aware of. If you want fine detail from the front to the back of the image then you will need to set a narrow aperture, ie anything higher than f16. This is when the lens is letting in the least amount of light, so to balance the exposure with the shutter speed you will most likely need to…

1 min
master panning

1. LONG EXPOSURE Panning shots require you to set a slower shutter than you would normally for a handheld shot. Start with 1/60sec and experiment with slower durations 2. SUPPORT IT Use a monopod to achieve a smooth panning motion when tracking subjects across the frame. Use a model with a fluid head for the best results 3. STAY IN FOCUS Switch your lens to autofocus and choose continuous autofocus from the camera menu. This will keep the subject in focus as you follow the movement 4. STEADY TRACKING When your subject enters the frame, pull your elbows in, twist at the waist and release the shutter, continuing to follow the subject after it has passed PLAY WITH DISTANCE When a subject is closer to the background, the sensation of speed is stronger. A mid-telephoto lens such as a…