Master filters! N-Photo 149 on sale today

N-Photo 149
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On the face of it, a filter is the simplest of accessories. With no electronics nor precision optics, they’re essentially flat pieces of tinted glass that you slap in front of your lens. However, as filter aficionado Ross Hoddinott explains in this issue’s lead feature, they can have a dramatic effect on your images: turning choppy seas into a dreamy mist; adding punch to boring wispy skies; removing glare to reveal nature’s true colours; and bringing out the best of sunset and sunrise.

And if that’s not enough food for thought (please excuse the tenuous link), we head to a bustling restaurant to document its lunch service, from prep to plate, with food photographer Nic Crilly-Hargrave.

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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.