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Issue 22 • Summer 2013 £4.99 • www.nphotomag.com

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Nik on SLRs on test

Who’s the Daddy in Nikon’s full-frame family? Around the world… Pro masterclass

New ways to shoot landscapes

Your ultimate guide to shooting your best-ever holiday pictures p26

How a reader learned to see scenery differently on a day out in Scotland p8

The Nikkor 28-300mm is incredible. I shot an entire National Geographic assignment using just that one lens Jodi Cobb, Documentary portrait photographer p76

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6 camera bags with wheels that you can carry on the plane p104

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Photoshop CC on test: world’s best-known image editor goes subscription-only p100

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80 WAYS TO GET STUNNING TRAVEL SHOTS

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Hit the road, Jack – but not before you’ve read our complete guide to travel photography

Nikon Skills 42 Find Your Focus 45 Get Down And Dirty 46 Box Up That Flash! 48 Master Adjustment Layers 50 Stitch Up The Situation 52 Sell It Like A Pro 54 Name Tag Your Photos

Nikopedia

Set up your AF to focus on the right part of every scene, every time Take slightly surreal shots of trees and flowers from a worm’s-eye point of view Grab a cardboard box and scissors and make yourself a handy softbox

Boost tones, saturation and more with Adjustment Laters in Photoshop

Shoot and stitch a panograph, a livelier alternative to a traditional panorama Create professional-looking high-key product shots with realistic reflections

Add personalised metadata to all your shots to protect your copyright

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Essentials 20 Lightbox 38 UK subscriptions offer 56 Over To You… 75 International subscriptions The N-Photo Interview 76 103 Next issue 114 My Best Shot Be inspired by great Nikon photography from around the globe

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Nikon Know-how

Take full control of your camera: put it in Manual mode and set your own aperture and shutter speed to get the exposure you’re looking for

Three photo stories packed with brilliant shots, plus all your rants and raves

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Take control of colour in your RAW images, choosing and tweaking Picture Controls using Capture NX2

72 Ask Chris If you’ve got a burning Nikon-related question, Chris is here to give expert help

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Take a closer look at lives worldwide with documentary photographer Jodi Cobb

Can’t wait for issue 23? Here’s a quick taster of what’s coming up next month

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Larry Burrows’ hard-hitting shots for Life magazine from the Vietnam war

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THE APPRENTICE

+ Camera skills + Photoshop guides + Nikon software

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EXPERT HANDS-ON VIDEO GUIDES EIGHT WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY!

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Set up your AF to focus on the part of a scene you choose

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Get down and dirty for a worm’s-eye view

Build your own softbox for diffusing the light from your flash

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Use Adjustment Layers to lift tones in your photographs

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Pro Picks

How to use and finetune Picture Controls in Capture NX 2

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Wildlife photographer Kaleel Zibe reveals his chunky, well-camouflaged, kit

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New Gear

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Mini Test

Six sturdy, airline-friendly rollerbags are put through their paces

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Protect your shots by adding copyright information to each one

READ THE TUTORIALS, THEN WATCH OUR EXPERT VIDEOS!

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The pros and cons of Adobe’s subscription-based Photoshop CC, Samyang’s new sumer-wide-angle lens, and more goodies for your Nikon

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Create professionallooking high-key product shots

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Every Nikon full-frame D-SLR compared and rated. There’s a new or secondhand option for everyone!

Learn how to shoot and stitch together a lively panograph

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NAME Niall Benvie CAMERA Nikon D700 â– Niall has been a professional photographer since graduating from Dundee University in 1993. By that time he had already founded the Scottish Nature Photography Fair. Nowadays, he has moved on from traditional landscape and nature photography, concentrating on innovative communication projects that typically feature collages of pictures. You can find out more at www.niallbenvie.photoshelter.com

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NAME Melanie Stevens CAMERA Nikon D7000 â– Melanie is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in complex brain injuries, and splits her time between Bath and Edinburgh. She is a keen traveller and mountaineer and bought her Nikon D7000 18 months ago so that she could take better pictures on her expeditions. She asked to be an N-Photo Apprentice so that she could learn new artistic tricks for recording the fascinating things she sees on her travels.

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Shoot landscapes with a difference

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There is more than one approach to taking stunning shots of the Scottish scenery, as our reader discovers when she heads to Gannochy Gorge to learn fresh new ways of shooting landscapes Summer 2013 NIK22.apprentice.indd 9

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Travel photography

Words: Tom Mackie. Main image: Bhuminan Piyathasanan

AROUND THE WORLD

Take a round-the-globe trip with us and increase your photographic hit rate ith the summer upon us, there’s no time like the present to hone your photographic skills to enable you to capture glorious travel shots fit for a gallery wall – or at least take pride of place in your living room! But the variety of subject matter and lighting conditions you’ll be greeted with while overseas can be daunting to capture successfully, especially if you’re juggling quality time with your family against

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quality time with your D-SLR. Over these 12 pages, we’ve put together no fewer than 80 tried-and-tested travel tips to guide you through the best ways to tackle photography while on the road. We’ll start with crucial tips for planning your trip and finding a location once you’re there. Then there are essential camera skills, from aperture choice to metering; clever photographic techniques, from composition

to using filters; as well as creative techniques to master, from gloriously colourful silhouettes at sunset to night-time shooting. Plus we have tons of quick tips to help you while on vacation, including what lenses to consider, how to shoot better candid portraits, and what to photograph when it’s raining. So wherever you’re heading, turn the page to learn ways to ensure your travel photos are world class this year!

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