In honour of our fantastic competition to win tickets to wildlife photography weekend WildPhotos, we’ve put together a gallery of some of our favourite images from three pro Nikon photographers speaking at the weekend.
Peter Ahern of Apparition Photography lists his top ten places to photograph in the Lake District, England.
The Lake District is the most visited National Park in England and Wales and is a haven for photographers. It offers an array of opportunities and a diverse range of photographic subjects in a relatively small area.
It is easy when pursuing a keen interest in photography to gravitate to one or two genres but there’s no place better than the Lake District for climbing out of such a rut. The beauty and tranquillity is ideal for sharpening the perspective and opening the mind of even the most habitual of photographers. One of the major benefits of shooting a diverse range of subjects is the way in which it challenges our skills and this is where the Lake District excels.
Portrait photographer Manfred Baumann travels the world shooting celebrities, models and generally beautiful people.
To do this successfully (and he does) he needs to be prepared for any eventuality. Martin tell us the five most important items in his kit bag on any shoot.
There’s more to using a tripod than attaching the camera and firing away. Whether you’re using a budget model or an all-singing, all-dancing carbon-fibre tripod, there are some simple techniques you should use to get the best possible results.
One of the key ways to make the tripod as stable as possible is to use the strongest, most stable parts first. So use the thickest leg sections when initially setting the height. You should only raise the tripod’s centre column once you have used all of the leg sections.
DxO Optics Pro 7.5.1 adds support for the Nikon D3200. Now you can convert your RAW files and fix lens flaws at the same time.
In this video, photographer Benjamin Von Wong gives a detailed breakdown on how he went about his photoshoot with Olympic Paradressage Rider, Natasha Baker.
White balance, or WB, is necessary because light doesn’t just vary in brightness, but also in colour. Each light source has its own individual ‘colour temperature’), which varies from red to blue as you move through the visible spectrum.
Our Nikon photo of the day by Dan Ripplinger.
Find out how you can use common household items to create striking shadow art. This simple Nikon project can be attempted by anyone and can be shot anywhere, using anything!
Getting the colours right in outdoor shots isn’t that difficult. Your Nikon’s Auto White Balance system will usually do a good job of measuring and adapting to any shifts in the colour of the lighting, or you can use one of the preset White Balance settings, such as Direct Sunlight, Cloudy or Shade, to set the White Balance yourself.
But indoors, it’s not quite so easy. The colour of the light can change quite dramatically, depending on what you’re using as a light source. Even the colour of your walls will have an effect because they will reflect light back on to your subject.
Find out how to take control of your Nikon DSLR to ensure perfect colours in your indoor photos