N-Photo August 2019 Issue 100
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Published 4th July
It’s a big milestone, reaching our 100th issue. N-Photo first hit the newsagents seven-and-a-half years ago in November 2011. Then the flagship pro Nikon was the 12-megapixel D3S – or D3X if you needed additional megapixels (this had 24 million), while the beginner’s choice was the D3100, and Nikon had just introduced a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera – the Nikon 1 V1. Nowadays even the entry-level D3500 packs 24Mp, and the 1-series’ teeny mirrorless 13x9mm sensor has given way to the full-frame Z sensor, with up to 45.7 megapixels. Times have changed.
What hasn’t changed is N-Photo’s mission to bring you a monthly round-up of the very best of all things Nikon. This issue, we broach the thorny subject of shooting strangers, as Steve Davey turns his attention to one of the trickiest aspects of travel photography – taking portraits of the locals that you meet on the road.
And that’s not all. Also in this month’s N-Photo:
Our Apprentice had a mountain to climb for our landscape shoot in the Brecon Beacons National Park under pro photographer Nigel Forster's expert eye.
We speak with three-times British Champion Jockey turned pro photographer Richard Dunwoody in the N-Photo interview, and learn that his repertoire is more than just photographing horses.
In our Gear section, we try out eight svelte-but-sturdy travel tripods to see which makes the best travelling companion, play with fun lenses from the likes of Lensbaby and Lomography, and put the Z 24-7-mm f/2.8 S – Nikon's first fast pro zoom for it's Z-series mirrorless machines – to the test.
We have a great selection of projects for you to try. We'll help you finally understand what colour fringing is all about and how to eliminate it, show you how to capture characterful pet portraits of wet dogs, clean up your sensor and lenses to banish pesky dust spots, and shoot extraordinary close-ups in a macro masterclass. Plus we bring you photo-editing tutorials in brilliant the low-cost Affinity Photo, as well as Capture NX-D and Adobe CC.
This issue also comes with a bonus Nikon Advanced ebook, packed with advice for taking your photography to the next level, and 100 Pro Nikon Tips from some of the biggest names in photography.