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Say it with flowers! N-Photo 124 on sale today

N-Photo 124
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With spring in its full throes, now is the perfect time to get outside and photograph flowers. To that end, floral photographer Andy Small reveals his tricks of the trade for shooting truly creative plant portraits. 

Our Apprentice heads to the not-so-mean streets of Bristol to document the gentrification of the once-notorious Stokes Croft area of the city under the watchful eye of acclaimed street photographer Colin Moody. 

In our Gear section, we take a look at eight lenses that are perfect for portraiture, combining a mid-telephoto focal length and wide aperture for a delightfully shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh. We also pick five ND filter systems for slowing your shutter in both screw-in circular and slot-in square formats. And, while we already know that the Nikon Z 6II is a brilliant mirrorless for stills, we test out its video capabilities with the Essential Movie Kit bundle. 

In Nikopedia, we show how taking your Speedlight off-camera is key for creative flash photography, and continue our exploration of Nikon’s free NX Studio, while our Skills section is packed with projects to try, from frames-within-frames to soap-bubble planets.

Plus we have our usual mix of inspirational interviews, cracking columnists and tutorials to try at home. And as an added bonus, we're giving away Senior's Guide to Nikon ebook edition – an easy-to-follow guide to using your Nikon camera.

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)

• Pocket Mags (for Android devices)

• 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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