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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus

Three pros discuss using the AF-ON button for AF control

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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You Can Successfully Shoot in Bright Sunlight

Cliff Mautner on photography in the midday sun

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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 2

Master the technique of brightening up a photo with D-Lighting.

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Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

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Tips for Using Auto WB for Incandescent Lighting with the D5/D500

Three settings let you keep warm or cool whites in Auto…

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Do a Test Run for Important Portrait Shoots

Dave Black discusses setting up shoots in advance

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Exposure Choices for Moody Images

Moose Peterson explains how exposure can add to the mood of an image

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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The Inspired Image

Communication is key for Dixie Dixon in creating stunning images

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Jim Richardson: Why Fast Lenses Make All the Difference

When You’re Constantly on the Move, Fast Glass Makes Tough Shots…

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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

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Bright Ideas: Tips and Techniques for Photographing Jewelry

Jody Dole on photographing jewelry

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At the Moment

Greg Gibson trades photojournalism for documentary wedding photography

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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are often lost when strong lighting increases the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image. It can be set to operate automatically or manually, and it's also possible to bracket pictures to get one with Active D-Lighting and one without.

The image on the left shows the balanced lighting achieved when Advanced D-Lighting is turned on. The image on the right was taken with D-Lighting turned off. Notice the dark areas in the foreground of the image.

Active D-Lighting's image optimization, which takes place in the camera at the moment the photo it taken, applies digital processing only to the necessary portion(s) of the image. Even when shooting a subject with a wide dynamic range, Active D-Lighting is able to reproduce a realistic image that retains natural contrast.

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