Nikon skills

Core Pho­to­shop skills and fresh cre­ative ideas

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Happy 100th birth­day Nikon! Wel­come to a very spe­cial edi­tion of the big project this is­sue as Neil Free­man, from Nikon School, shows us how to get the best out of a three-light film-noir photo shoot.

What’s bet­ter than shoot­ing on your old work­horse and get­ting great re­sults? Play­ing with the new stuff, of course! And the Nikon School was the very place to come for all the lat­est Nikon gear: with three SB-5000 Speed­lights, a D5 body and a snazzy Joe McNally-de­signed cus­tom soft­box, Neil pulled out all the stops to cre­ate a por­trait that was both el­e­gant and ac­ces­si­ble.

We heard you gasp at that kit list, but don’t worry – it’s not an es­sen­tial list, more of a dream team. In fact, you could eas­ily shoot this with en­try-level Nikon equip­ment.

As well as play­ing with all the lat­est kit, we’ve gone all cre­ative by mak­ing our own light mod­i­fier in the shape of a ‘gobo’ to project and shape light, then went se­lec­tive with our colour pro­cess­ing. Let’s raise our Nikons and toast to the past 100 years…

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