Celebrating 44 years of images captured by the light microscope

Stunning Weevil Eye Wins Forty-Fourth Annual Nikon Small World Competition
Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope.

Eye of a Metapocyrtus subquadrulifer beetle
by Yousef Al Habshi
1st Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Fern sorus (structures producing and containing spores)
by Rogelio Moreno Gill
2nd Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Stalks with pollen grains
by Dr. Csaba Pintér
10th Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Vespa velutina (Asian hornet) with venom on its stinger
by Pierre Anquet
19th Place – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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Quartz/Amethyst specimen with a mountain like inclusion scene
by Nick Prince
Image of Distinction – 2018 Photomicrography Competition
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The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.
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2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement

In partnership with Surfing Australia, we’re excited to announce this year’s winners of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Surf Video of the Year Awards.
This year’s awards have again shown the calibre of surf photography and film production in Australia, which made the judging process a very tough one.

Nikon Surf Photo of the Year 2018 Winner
The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Award is a prestigious award that recognises the ‘best of the best’ of Australian surf photographers.

Congratulations to Trent Mitchell, winner of the 2018 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his photo ‘Unbound’.
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Finalist – Peter Jovic
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Finalist – Craig Parry
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Finalist – Jamie Scott
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Finalist – Philip Thurston
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2018 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year Winners Announcement
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Portrait Primes | Nikon

A fast prime lens with just the right focal length makes for perfect portraiture. Matthew Richards searches out the best.
The Contenders:
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.4G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G — Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G — Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM | A — Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD — Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Portrait Primes
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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018

There has never been a better time to be a digital photographer. The equipment available is so diverse it can be a bit overwhelming though. If you are looking to upgrade your camera or take your photography to the next level, then this manual is for you. It has been designed to introduce you to the Nikon range of compact cameras, DSLRs, lenses and accessories, with clear, concise, no-nonsense information to help you choose what is right for you.
Your choice
This manual contains fully illustrated guides to some of the best camera equipment that Nikon produce. If you are after a new compact camera or want to take the next step and move up to a DSLR, we show you the options available to help you make a better informed decision about what is right for you.
Lenses and more
A good camera is only part of the story. Once you’ve decided on that, you’re going to need lenses and more. Whether you have an APS-C cropped sensor camera or a new full-frame model, we show you a great selection of lenses that will do your new camera proud. Top that with the latest lighting solutions and you are all set.
Shoot like a pro
To round out this manual, we have a series of technical guides on the basics of camera craft, as well as some handy hints and tips on how to improve your photography. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, we also have a series of easy-to-follow photographic projects to really get you shooting like a professional.

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BDM’s Photography User Guides: BDM’s Nikon Camera Manual 2018
Premium Special Edition. Over 140 pages of high quality content. The only Nikon user guide you will ever need. 100% Independent.
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Quand Lyon danse avec les photographies de Yanis Ourabah

Après Berlin et Paris, l’équipe du Mag Nikon s’est intéressée à Lyon et est partie à la rencontre de Yanis Ourabah, photographe de 35 ans, passionné par celle que l’on surnomme « la ville aux deux collines » et qu’il shoote sous tous les angles pour notre plus grand plaisir ! Echange avec cet éternel touriste dans sa propre ville qui a su la magnifier et en faire la scène de danseurs talentueux.

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Quand Lyon danse avec les photographies de Yanis Ourabah
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Les portraits intemporels de Frédéric Monceau

Pourriez-vous présenter votre parcours en quelques mots ?
Après avoir fait mes études dans le sud de la France et réalisé l’écriture de deux romans, je suis arrivé à Paris il y a quelques années pour évoluer dans le monde de la photographie, et plus particulièrement de la photographie de mode. J’ai commencé par travailler avec différentes agences de mannequins puis divers magazines. Aujourd’hui j’évolue entre Paris Londres et Berlin.
On ne peut évoquer son parcours sans parler de nos racines. Je suis persuadé qu’une fibre artistique coule dans mes veines depuis longtemps, je me rappelle voir mon père dessiner merveilleusement bien. Qu’il s’agisse du dessin, de l’écriture, de la photo ou d’un autre outil, c’est la même finalité – un outil de transport pour faire circuler une idée dans une intention d’expression personnelle à travers l’art. …

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Découverte jeune talent : les portraits intemporels de Frédéric Monceau
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When Dixie Met Kathy: A Tale of Icons, Nikons and Legendary Image-Making

When Dixie Met Kathy: A Tale of Icons, Nikons and Legendary Image-Making
Featuring Nikon Ambassador Dixie Dixon

It happens all the time.
You carry an idea for a photo shoot around for a while, figuring that when the time is right it’ll link up through circumstance with the right people, and then something really cool will take place.
Which is how it went not too long ago for Dixie Dixon, commercial, fashion and advertising photographer, when her business consultant, who’s a good friend of celebrated former model and current business entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, invited Dixie to dinner with Kathy.

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When Dixie Met Kathy: A Tale of Icons, Nikons and Legendary Image-Making
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