N-Photo November 2018 Issue 91

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Published 25th October

It’s an expensive business, this photography lark. Once you’ve been bitten by the bug, then the temptation of more advanced Nikon bodies and ever-more-exotic glass will soon quickly dispose of your disposable income. So why not make your hobby fund itself? 

We’ve enlisted the help of pro photographer Chris Rutter, who knows a thing or two about making photography pay, to advise on the best ways to make cash with your Nikon, from shooting weddings, portraits or products, to selling your images to stock libraries, publications or as prints, or even running workshops. 

Our Apprentice heads to Switzerland for a mountain masterclass under the expert tutelage of Tom Mackie, shooting the magnificent Matterhorn. 

We speak with Swedish sports photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joel Marklund about his stunning portfolio of gold medal-winning shots.

In our Gear section, we check out full-size yet lightweight carbon fibre tripods to keep your camera rock-steady, put half-a-dozen laptops for photo-editing through their paces, and play with Nikon’s frankly insane 125x 24-3000mm megazoom P1000 bridge camera.

And in our Nikon Skills section, we show you how to step up from using a Nikon DSLR to the new full-frame mirrorless Z system, shoot spooky composite halloween portraits, explain two ways of shooting with outdoor off-camera flash, and create moody 'sun ray' portraits with the aid of a smoke machine. 

Over in the digital darkroom, we explore low-cost Photoshop competitor Serif Affinity Photo, create fun animal mashups in Adobe CC, and explain how to make the most of the recently reintroduced Control Points feature in the latest version of Nikon's free Capture NX-D software.