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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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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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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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The Edge: Drum Circle

Mike Corrado on shooting concert photography using remote cameras

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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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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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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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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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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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