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When many of us first invested in our Nikon cameras, the first shots we took were of our nearest and dearest. So this issue portrait pro and regular N-Photo columnist Paul Wilkinson shares 25 terrific tips and techniques to improve your people pictures.

Heading out into the mean streets of the capital, architecture photographer Ben Moore shows that you can teach an old dog new tricks, persuading his set-in-his-ways octogenarian apprentice to embrace the advantages of digital.

This month’s interviewee is conceptual photographer García de Marina, who combines everyday items to produce fine-art photos that amount to so much more than their component parts.

In our Gear section, we test Nikon’s first Z-mount super-tele zoom, the Z 100-400mm. It’s a cracking but pricey lens, so in our Big Test we compare eight great-value mirrorless optics, all under £500/$500. We also round up five digital photo frames for showcasing your shots.

We explain depth of field in-depth in Nikon Know-How. And in our Nikon Skills section we show you how to edit images in-camera, shoot oil-and-water abstracts, use the ‘holy trinity’ lenses for landscapes, and create larger-than-life forced-perspective toy shots. 

And as a special bonus, we're giving away a free Nikon Beginner's Handbook ebook, with everything you need to get to grips with your Nikon camera! 

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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 (opens in new tab) and Technique Editor Mike Harris (opens in new tab)


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.