Out-of-focus highlights often result in spots known as ‘bokeh’. The bokeh effect is particularly apparent at night, when lights from street lamps, windows and cars are captured as pretty patterns.
How the bokeh effect looks is determined by several factors. Aperture, focal length and distance from a subject all play a part, as do lens quality and number of aperture blades.
While it’s satisfying to capture bokeh in-camera, success is dependent on location and background detail. Alternatively, you can add bokeh in post-processing, as we show here.
Our Nikon photo of the day by Dan Ripplinger.
More fantastic images this week that you have shared to our Facebook page. Share your Nikon photography with us!
Along with a 24.1MP sensor and a new 1.3x crop mode, Nikon has removed the D7100′s optical low pass filter. Our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, put these features and more to the test in her Nikon D7100 review
Turning your colour photos into a black and white landscape is a great way to add impact, drama and emotion to your scenes. Landscape photographers have traditionally gravitated to mono using the traditional darkroom.
However, today it’s a lot less hassle and relatively easy to get great results quickly in the digital darkroom using photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop CS and Elements. Our Photoshop tutorial below will show you how to use the numerous sliders within the Photoshop black and white conversion palette so you can learn how to fine tune your black and white landscape when photo editing.
The Black and White tool works by enabling you to vary the luminance levels of eight individual colour ranges independently. Here’s how…
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.
We put the rugged, ergonomic (and affordable) Hähnel Triad 90PG Pistol Grip Tripod through its paces. Find out how we scored it in our review.
While you can achieve a long shutter exposure easily at dusk and dawn, what if you want to use a long exposure during the day? The trick is to get yourself a strong ND filter (neutral density), which cuts out nine or 10 stops of light.
A long exposure can create milky water effects and is great for waterfall pictures, as well as blurred clouds in when shooting landscape photography; but that isn’t their only use. A long exposure is also handy for making moving subjects ‘disappear’ when you shoot buildings, street scenes or architecture. Sometimes it’s great to include people in a scene to give a sense of scale or location, but they can be distracting if you want a clean composition.
The new D7100 made choosing your new Nikon D-SLR even harder, but our definitive Nikon D7100 vs D5200 comparison will help you decide!
Each month N-Photo sets a competition on Facebook. We ask you to upload your best Nikon photos based around a theme. Our favourite photograph will then be featured in an upcoming issue of N-Photo magazine. Last month we asked you to share your best seascape photography with us. Here are our favourite shots.