WELCOME


Contents


News

Nikon Stories and INFO

Nikon Photo Contest turns 50, awards for the Z system and a new book from wildlife portrait master David Yarrow


New Kit

z 50 mirrorless camera, movie kit, lenses and more

Upgrade your output with Nikon’s latest gear


Inspiration: Laurent Ballesta

MAKING WAVES

Exploring the unknown with the world’s most ambitious underwater lensman


Inspiration: Jered and Ashley Gruber

Rides of their lives

The married couple who shoot cycling’s elite races and the fanatic supporters on the sidelines


Inspiration: Ben Moore

high aspirations

A fluke family photo inspired a career revelation for this self-taught architectural photographer


Expo

Portfolio: new work from Europe's Pro photographers

Outstanding shots and the motivations behind them


Technique

Master movie-making

How to think like a filmmaker and make high-quality video that stands above the rest


The Big Issue

how to be a winner

The inside track on making your work more likely to earn prizes and grants


First, Last & Next

'It’s always exciting to see young, fresh talent’

Veteran fashion shooter Christopher Bissel

Editor's Letter

PAUL WILSON

As one year ends and another begins, many people set new goals and targets for themselves. If you’ve got something new in mind for your career in 2020, we’re sure that this issue of Nikon Pro contains plenty of inspiration.

For anyone thinking about upping their moving image game, there’s the Z 6 Essential Movie Kit, plus a Technique feature with tips from filmmakers using Nikon DSLRs and the Z 6 to shoot video for personal documentary projects and global TV shows. Also, in a jam-packed new gear special, there’s the new mirrorless DX-format Nikon Z 50, plus lenses and accessories for Nikon’s pro cameras.

A change of approach can be as impactful as upgrading your equipment. Should you be entering more competitions and looking for grants, perhaps? Our Big Issue story this month has tips to make
your next entry more likely to get noticed.

Plus, we’ve got an especially wide and varied line-up of photographers talking about their work and how they keep it fresh and exciting. Hopefully you will find something in their pictures and words to spark an idea in you.

We’re always delighted to receive submissions of recent work for possible inclusion in future editions of Nikon Pro. Please send images (or links to large files or multiples) to nikonpro@cedarcom.co.uk along with a few words about yourself and your work.