N-Photo June 2020 Issue 111
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Published 7th May
With many of us confined to our homes and gardens, this issue's lead feature is on photographing flowers, from vast commercial fields and wildflowers to those that grow in your own garden, with floral photographer extraordinaire Edyta Rice.
All our photo projects can be accomplished in the home, too. We start with a lesson in why it's so important to calibrate your monitor to ensure your images have true-to-life colours. Then we show you how you can shoot a period portrait, complete with how to create DIY textures for a vintage look. Plus we show you how to take super-close up shots of the moon – using a super-telephoto lens or superzoom bridge camera.
Lockdown is the perfect time to brush up on your photo editing skills, and with that in mind we show you how to master retouching in Affinity Photo to remove blemishes, soften skin and enhance tones. Over in Adobe CC, you'll learn how to use a host of tonal tricks in Adobe Camera Raw to boost dull colours and fine details. We also check out The Photographer's Ephemeris smartphone and tablet app, to plan shoots from home for when we're all finally able to head into the great outdoors again.
Our Big Test compares the best lenses for bokeh – our selection of primes all have a wide aperture to really blow out the background, ideal for taking enchanting portraits of your loved ones.
We revisit four past food photographers in our Apprentice Special, where top pros serve up a smorgasbord of tasty tips to our budding Apprentices that you can apply to your own images of home-cooked creations.
Plus, this issue also comes with a free Make Cash with your Camera ebook, to help turn your hobby into your living!