The latest issue of N-Photo has now gone on sale. Highlights of the 20th issue of N-Photo, the award-winning 100% Nikon, 100% independent, magazine, include our ultimate Nikon checklist, with 105 expert tips to getting the best out of your camera. There’s also an interview with movie stills photographer Alex Bailey, a masterclass in shooting perfect weddings with Kate Hopewell-Smith and a complete guide to getting started making movies with your Nikon DSLR.
Spring is finally here, but don’t just reach for your macro lens when out in the garden. Chris George says you’ll get more colourful shots if you play the long game, and shoot the beds and borders of flowers with a telephoto zoom.
Learning the basics of color theory can add instant impact to your photo compositions. In this quick guide Sian Lewis will take you through the best color combinations for photography according to color theory and how you can take it one step further to make truly amazing images.
The latest issue of N-Photo has now gone on sale.
Highlights of the 19th issue of N-Photo, the award-winning 100% Nikon, 100% independent, magazine, include our 12-page guide to get spring shots. There’s also an interview with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore , a masterclass in shooting fast cars with Aston Martin’s official photographer Max Earey, and our complete review of the new Nikon D7100.
The harsh, directional light that the built-in flash on most Nikon D-SLRs produces can kill a party atmosphere, adding unwanted hotspots to faces and producing shadows. The compromise is a hotshoe flash. But rather than point the light at the subject, aim it at the ceiling or a wall. This means the light becomes more diffuse and even. As such, pictures look much more natural. If this ‘bounce flash’ technique is done
well, people won’t be able to tell that flash has been used at all.
Through-the-viewfinder photography, otherwise known as TTV, is a great way to spice up your pictures. The idea is to take a picture through the viewfinder of another camera. You can shoot through the viewfinder of just about any sort of camera, but an old twin lens reflex will give the best results as the viewfinder is big and bright.
Your built-in flash can work wonders on your portraits, even when you’re shooting in bright sunlight. Chris George shows how to use fill flash with your Nikon DSLR – and take control of it.
New exhibition ‘Studio Sittings: Photographing Royal Academicians’ opens today in London, going behind the scenes with artists such as Hockney, Frink and Blake. Nikon photographer Anne Purkiss has been taking photos of Royal Academicians in their own spaces for over 25 years, starting out with a Nikon FM2 and using a Nikon D800 for her most recent work.
Even on a sunny day, a flashgun is a useful accessory for the close-up photographer. As you carefully frame flowers and butterflies with your macro lens, it’s all too easy for you and your camera to cast a shadow across the very thing you want to shoot. The best choice is a ring flash, which creates even lighting to maximise detail and colour.
Polarising filters are often used to enhance blue skies with DSLRs, but this is only one of their uses. The light reflected from smooth and glossy surfaces is ‘polarised’ too, and you can use a filter to cut through these reflections to show what’s beneath. This is really useful if you need to shoot objects which are displayed behind glass and cut reflections. Our guide will teach you to shoot through glass in four easy steps.