N-Photo January 2020 Issue 106
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Published 19th January
The reason that many of us got into photography in the first place was to take pictures of our nearest and dearest, but there’s a world of difference between a quick candidly taken snap and a well-considered portrait. But that’s not to say you need a whole host of expensive gear, as portrait pro Paul Wilkinson demonstrates, starting with simple window light and moving on to more complex setups in this issue’s lead feature.
And that’s not all. Also in this month’s N-Photo:
Portraits are also an element in our steam railways Apprentice feature – adding people in period dress can add an air of authenticity that can transport the viewer into the golden age of steam.
We speak with award-winning Getty photographer Jeff Mitchell – the press snapper behind everything from presidents to protestors that grace the front pages – in the N-Photo interview.
In our Gear section, we test the long-awaited DX-sensor Z 50. Could this keenly priced mirrorless machine persuade the masses to make the move from their DSLRs? We reckon there’s a good chance!
We also highlight the best kit we’ve seen over the past year in our Gear of the Year awards, and round up cloud-based photo backup services.
Over in our Skills section, we explain how to use focus peaking, shoot a wide-angle portrait, make toy figures come to life and take high-end studio-style shots of cars – on your driveway. Plus we have our usual tutorials to help you master Adobe CC, Affinity Photo and Capture NX-D.
This issue also comes with a bonus Nikon Annual ebook, packed with the best bits of N-Photo from the past year or so. Enjoy!