25 expert tips for winter wildlife! N-Photo 158 on sale today

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Winter is coming. And while that’s the cue for most folks to crank up the central heating, draw the curtains and sup on a cup of cocoa, it sees wildlife photographer Andrew Mason wrapping up warm and heading out into the elements. He shares 25 tips for stunning shots of animals in the harshest – but arguably most photogenic – season of them all. 

But it was the warmth of the studio that was certainly favoured by our apprentice as he learned to capture images of splishes and splashes far faster that the blink of an eye, courtesy of pro photographer Iain Afshar’s high-speed flash workshop.

It’s also the time for our annual Gear of the Year awards, where we reflect on the very best kit that’s passed through our labs over the past 12 months. And with the January sales just around the corner, it could be the perfect time to pick your next photographic purchase. We also bring you the N-Photo verdict on Nikon’s stunning ‘Plena’ portrait lens, which quite possibly boasts the most beautiful bokeh ever seen. 

Marine photographer Henley Spiers tells how he got bitten by the underwater bug in this issue’s N-Photo interview. And Michel Haddi explains how he came to photograph legendary rap artist Tupac in the prime of his tragically all-too-short life. 

Finally, our seasonal projects selection includes astro, festive food photos, winter scenes and last-minute greetings cards to hone your photography skills. 

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N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine is a monthly publication that's entirely dedicated to Nikon users. As a 100% independent magazine, you can be assured of unbiased opinion from a trustworthy team of devoted photography experts including editor Adam Waring and Deputy Editor Mike Harris

Aimed at all users, from camera newcomers to working pros, every issue is packed with practical, Nikon-specific advice for taking better photos, in-depth reviews of Nikon-compatible gear, and inspiring projects and exciting video lessons for mastering camera, lens and Photoshop techniques.

Written by Nikon users for Nikon users, N-Photo is your one-stop shop for everything to do with cameras, lenses, tripods, bags, tips, tricks and techniques to get the most out of your photography.