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Photo Tips from Across America

Nikon training specialist, Kristine Bosworth, covers the country and sends photography…

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How to Read Your Camera Manual

Your camera manual, it's not a novel, so don't try reading it cover to cover.

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One Shot: No Exit

Bill Durrence on ow a simple change can alter a photo’s feeling

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Comfort Zone

Ryan Brenizer on photographing weddings with prime NIKKORs

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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Preserve and Protect: Got a Backup Plan for Your Photos?

Don't lose those precious photos. Make sure you've got a backup…

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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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Thomas D. Mangelsen Understands the Behavior of the Animals he Photographs

Photography is about much more than taking…

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

Understanding what all of those markings and designations on your lens really mean.

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Shooting the Effects of Global Warming

Gary Braasch follows the evidence; the power of photography does the rest.

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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Versatile Views of the World of Wildlife:

Ron Magill field tests the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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One Shot: City Lights

Mark Alberhasky's silhouette of people against bright Times Square signage

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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Outdoor Pursuit

Bill Hatcher photographs the impossible—well, let's say the extremely difficult.

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A Pro's Tips for the Best Children's Photos

Tamara Lackey on taking great pictures of kids

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Just Say Mo. Slow-Mo that is.

Steve Heiner shoots slow-motion video

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Lessons from a Travel Photographer

Attention to details has helped make Rosanne Pennella the successful travel…

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Pete Turner: Master of Color Photography

Pete Turner is a master of color, but he's also a master of content and mystery.

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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

Learn the "tricks of the trade" from Moose Peterson.

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Strategy Sessions

Doug Gordon on wedding photography

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Moose Peterson: How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

Exposing so the Snow’s White and Six Other Tips for Great Winter…

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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

A photo book is a great way to share your images with the world.

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Make Every Minute on a Shoot Count

Joe McNally discusses utilizing your shooting time well

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Action Photography: Shooting in Extreme Locations

Photographer Beth Wald doesn't just shoot from the sidelines; she's in…

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

Using the technique of light painting allows you to add depth and dimension to your…

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Awesome Skies: Tips and Techniques for Photographing the Northern Lights

Learn how to photograph the Northern Lights or…

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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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For Images with Impact, Consider the Positive Role of Negative Space

Randy Ziegler discusses negative space in…

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Speaking For Themselves: The Veterans Portrait Project

The power of portraits

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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What is Your KeyMission?

Elijah Wood on the KeyMission 360

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A Nikon Ambassador's Photography in Cuba

Vincent Versace on photographing the culture and people of Cuba

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Reflex Action: A Surf Photographer's Top Tips

Surf shooter Jay Watson offers tips for getting great surfing action photos

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Want Better Landscape Photos? First Check Your Definition of "Landscape"

Tony Sweet offers tips for better landscape…

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 10

Discover the time-saver of batch processing a group of your images.

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For Memorable Family Vacation Photos, Focus First on Family

Tamara Lackey on taking great photos during family vacations

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Hands On: Range Rover

Lindsay Silverman on the many moods of HDR

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Personal Project: The Art and Craft of Photographing Birds

Mike Corrado's personal project photographing birds

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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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Setting White Balance

How do I set my camera’s white balance for different lighting situations?

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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

For Cherie Steinberg being a wedding photographer means wearing more than…

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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At the Moment

Greg Gibson trades photojournalism for documentary wedding photography

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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

Tom Bol's images inspire new ways of taking a portrait photo.

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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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Photographing it All

With experience as a newspaper photographer and close to 20 years with Sports Illustrated, George…

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Mothers' Days: Good Timing and Great Locations Result in Memorable Maternity Photographs

Beth Wade discusses tips for…

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Capturing or Freezing Motion in Photos

Learn how to freeze the motion in an action scene or capture a blur to show…

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Destination Europe: Do a Little Research, Then Go Light on the Gear

Blaine Harrington on travel photography in Europe

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Take It to the Limit: Pushing the D500 Envelope

D500 in action with Nikon's own Lindsay Silverman and Mark Soares

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Tips and Techniques For High Flying Photos

Tom Bol discusses taking photos from hot air balloons, planes and helicopters

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Photo Tips from Across America

Someone recently observed that pictures provide such instant communication these days that "keep in touch" is not only what we say, it's what we do. Combine the freewheeling ease of digital cameras with the power and speed of the web and email, and we can communicate with anyone, anytime, from just about anywhere.

This wasn't something that Kristine Bosworth thought a lot about in her previous job as supervisor of the service department at Nikon's headquarters in New York, but when she became a technical training specialist for Consumer Digital Products and Compact Cameras, things changed.

"I cover half the United States, from the Mississippi River to the East Coast," Kris says, "and that's a lot of territory that was new to me." So when a co-worker suggested she keep a diary about her travels, Kris gave it a try. But after only two trips, she realized that words weren't the way she wanted to capture what she was seeing and feeling. "I started taking pictures and emailing them to my mom. It was basically—here's where I am now, this is what I saw."

Soon other family members were getting the photos; then friends and co-workers joined the list. "Now I have probably 170 names on the list," Kris says. "Sometimes I send photos a couple of times a week, sometimes once a week, depending on my schedule and what I'm seeing. I always try to give a little information about how the picture was taken and which COOLPIX camera I used to take it."

Kris tries to take her photos in her free time before and after the training sessions she conducts for dealers, sales personnel and Nikon tech support people. "I'm big on early morning and late afternoons for photography," she says, and that preference fits well with her work schedule.

"For me the satisfaction is in sharing my images," Kris says, "but lately I've started to get some of my photographer friends on the list to respond to the images and critique them, which is really cool. I love getting feedback from photographers who I admire. And at the same time I get the fulfillment of saying, I'm out here on the road, here's a place you may not have seen, and this is what it's like."

Ultimately, Kris's postcards are as much about her as they are about what she's seeing. "There are times when I pick up the camera and think, this is going to be a good postcard to send, but there are other times when I'm just shooting because I want to capture my vision of something. When you shoot like that, you don't have to think about being creative—you just are because it's your personal photography."

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