Portraits masterclass! Issue 106 of N-Photo on sale today

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The latest issue of N-Photo, the award-winning monthly magazine for Nikon DSLR and mirrorless users, goes on sale from 19 December. Let’s take a sneak peek at what’s in store…

The reason that many of us got into photography in the first place was to take pictures of our nearest and dearest, but there’s a world of difference between a quick candidly taken snap and a well-considered portrait. But that’s not to say you need a whole host of expensive gear, as portrait pro Paul Wilkinson demonstrates, starting with simple window light and moving on to more complex setups in this issue’s lead feature.

And that’s not all. Also in this month’s N-Photo

Portraits are also an element in our steam railways Apprentice feature – adding people in period dress can add an air of authenticity that can transport the viewer into the golden age of steam. 

We speak with award-winning Getty photographer Jeff Mitchell – the press snapper behind everything from presidents to protestors that grace the front pages – in the N-Photo interview.

In our Gear section, we test the long-awaited DX-sensor Z 50. Could this keenly priced mirrorless machine persuade the masses to make the move from their DSLRs? We reckon there’s a good chance! 

We also highlight the best kit we’ve seen over the past year in our Gear of the Year awards, and round up cloud-based photo backup services.

Over in our Skills section, we explain how to use focus peaking, shoot a wide-angle portrait, make toy figures come to life and take high-end studio-style shots of cars – on your driveway. Plus we have our usual tutorials to help you master Adobe CC, Affinity Photo and Capture NX-D.

This issue also comes with a bonus Nikon Annual ebook, packed with the best bits of N-Photo from the past year or so.

Where to find N-Photo magazine

So rush down to your newsagent today. Or ever better, why not subscribe to a print edition, and have the magazine delivered to your door every month?

Alternatively, we have a number of different digital options available, including:

• Apple app (for iPad or iPhone)

• Zinio app (multi-platform app for desktop or smartphone)

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• Readly (all-you-can-eat digital magazine subscription service)

If you wanted a printed version of any of our most recent issues we have a selection of back issues to choose from in our online store.

Back issues of N-Photo are available online

Back issues of N-Photo are available online (Image credit: Future)

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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.