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N-Photo 138
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Practice makes perfect, so they say – and this issue landscape photographer Carmen Norman extols the virtues of rephotographing the same location season after season, year after year, to record a scene that’s the same but different.

Our Apprentice, meanwhile, heads into the New Forest to capture the famous wild(ish) ponies that freely roam the national park under the tutelage of Astrid Harrisson. And in our interview, we speak with Christy Lee Rogers, who submerges models in pools for her otherworldly photo-art.

In our Big Test, we put eight standard zooms through their paces, and discover that these versatile everyday lenses are anything but bog-standard. We also check out the remarkable Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift – designed for distortion-free architecture shots without the dreaded ‘leaning back’ effect, and compare five ball heads.  

In this issue’s projects, we explore Bulb and Time modes for custom-length exposures; shoot a special-FX packed Star Wars-themed miniature scene; learn how and when to use a polarizing filter; and take our studio to the farm for pop-up poultry portraits. 

Plus we’re giving away a Teach Yourself Modern Landscape Photography ebook to help improve your scenic shots, as well as the superb B&W Projects 5 for instant mono masterpieces!

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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 Technique 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.