Nikon D600 Review

    By | Nikon SLRs, Reviews | 03/10/2012 06:00am
    Nikon DSLR Tips: 100 ways to get more from your camera

    Nikon has been rather busy over the past year, having already released the D4 and D800 in quick succession. But the company isn’t taking a break just yet. The Nikon D600 aims to fill the gap between the hugely capable and professional Nikon D800 and the enthusiast-level Nikon D7000.

    Find out how our in-house testing team rate this new Nikon DSLR following its extensive round of lab and field tests.

    Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 | first impressions

    By | Lenses | 12/07/2012 14:17pm

    It’s the longest superzoom ever, but what’s the brand new Nikon 18-300mm superzoom actually like to use? We’ve just got our hands on a sample here at N-Photo and we’ve taken it out for an hour’s street photography to find out.

    How to fake a slow shutter speed

    By | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 05/04/2012 12:16pm
    How to fake a slow shutter speed

    By shooting with a slow shutter speed you can effectively evoke the passing of time in your landscapes, especially when the scene features moving elements such as water or clouds. The combination of a windy day and a long exposure can result in clouds that flow attractively across the frame in delicate ephemeral streaks.

    However, it can be quite a challenge to capture this motion blur effect successfully in-camera. 
Here we’ll show you how to recreate this tricky in-camera motion blur technique with ease in Photoshop Elements.

    Nikon hack removes video recording time limit

    By | News | 09/04/2013 12:18pm

    The Nikon Hack team have removed the video recording time limitation for the Nikon D5100, D3100, and D7000.

    How to blur the background in Photoshop Elements

    By | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/07/2012 11:09am
    How to blur the background in Photoshop and sharpen foreground detail

    The ability to sharpen an image after you’ve taken it is a saving grace. Sometimes a shallow depth of field or a wrongly chosen autofocus point can mean that key details in an image are soft. Using the Unsharp Mask filter in Photoshop can bring back these lost details, and prevent an otherwise great photograph from being destined for the recycle bin.

    In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to blur the background in Photoshop and sharpen detail in your foreground interest. Here we’re going to apply two layer masks to our snowy egret image: one to sharpen the fine feather details and one to blur out the background.

    How to shoot moving water pictures

    By | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/03/2012 12:00pm
    Waterfall pictures: set up your DSLR to shoot moving water

    Waterfall pictures are some of the most satisfying subjects you can shoot with your digital camera. However, the fast moving water throws up some challenges for photographers.

    Often, exposures end up disappointing – you may have set the wrong shutter speed, for instance, and won’t get the traditional blurred-water effect in your waterfall pictures. Other times the exposure ends up being too dark or light, due to having to cope with the combination of dark rocks and bright, foamy moving water.

    Nikon: XQD memory format is the future

    By | News | 23/02/2012 11:30am
    Nikon interview: XQD memory card format is the future

    Nikon has affirmed its belief in the newly developed XQD memory card format, which so far is only available in its flagship DSLR, the Nikon D4.

    Many expected that the new memory card format would make it into the Nikon D800 when it was launched, however that features dual slots which take the older Compact Flash and SD cards.

    Nikon is the first manufacturer to introduce the memory card format into its cameras, with its professional level D4 camera.

    October’s NPhoto now on sale!

    By | Latest Issue, News | 27/09/2012 14:20pm
    N-Photo October 2012, Issue 12

    The latest issue of N-Photo has now gone on sale. Highlights of the twelfth issue of the award-winning 100% Nikon 100% independent magazine includes a fantastic 10-step course to mastering your Nikon in a day, a masterclass with sports pro Mark Pain to getting action-packed football shots, and a comprehensive review of the best fisheye lenses.

    Our favourite Nikon photography week 16 July

    By | Nikon Photos | 23/07/2012 09:31am
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    Your best Nikon photos from our Facebook page last week.

    Make zoo photos that look wild

    By | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 28/06/2012 07:00am
    Learn how to make zoo photos that look like the wild

    Animals make great subjects, but they’re not always easy to photograph, even in captivity. That said, zoos and wildlife parks are great places to hone your wildlife photography skills. They allow you to get closer to the animals than you would in the wild.