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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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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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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

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Tool Talk

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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Exposure Compensation When Using i-TTL Gets Easier with the D4/D4s

Exposure compensation and flash compensation can be…

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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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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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High Speed Sync: A Flash Technique To Add a Pro Touch to Your Photographs

Kevin Kubota on auto FP high speed sync flash…

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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Joe McNally: Shooting a Portrait with Speedlights

Joe McNally sets up a portrait on location using Speedlights

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Setting Up Your D4S or D4 DSLR for Networking with the WT-5

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S and WT-5A for wireless…

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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Understanding Nikon Wireless Connectivity

Learn how to connect your camera and compatible smart device wirelessly

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Video Tutorial Series: Getting Started with your Nikon D3300 DSLR

Series of six videos to help you set-up and shoot and…

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Using Your Nikon Camera's Built-in Wi-Fi

Step-by-step set-up guide to using the built-in Wi-Fi feature of Nikon cameras

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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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Photographing the Night Sky

Astrophotography: tips for making great images of the stars, moon and night sky time-lapse

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Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Travel shooter Blaine Harrington offers tips for…

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Marketplace: D7100 HD-SLR

The Nikon D7100 is a top-of-the-line performer

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Second Time Around

Take a closer look at some of our classic lenses updated with the latest technology.

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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence

A Mentor Series instructor leads a group of photo trekkers through the…

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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

Simple tips for photographers shooting HD video with Nikon D-SLRs.

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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Taking Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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Getting the "Cool" Look

My daughter, Kiara, wanted some pictures of herself with her new guitar. She was looking for some…

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

Spend a day at the zoo with wildlife photographer Julie Larsen Maher

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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 Edge: Drum Circle

Mike Corrado on shooting concert photography using remote cameras

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Setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5 for Networking: HTTP Mode or FTP Server

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5…

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote operation. The technology of Nikon's Creative Lighting system makes multiple flash photography as easy and intuitive as flash photography with one Speedlight.

Why would you want to use multiple flash units? Simply because a single flash will illuminate a scene with what is typically called flat light—light that points directly at the subject. Flat light will give you a good exposure, but often it's not the best choice for flattering, dramatic or creative lighting. That's where multiple flash comes into play.

With Nikon's advanced wireless lighting system, the output or power levels of up to three groups of remote Speedlights—each group comprised of a practically unlimited number of Speedlights—can be controlled from the camera position.

The creative possibilities of wireless remote lighting are practically limitless. You can place the Speedlights wherever you like; no wires, formulas or calculations are necessary. You can set the output of the flash units, using flash compensation, to suit the mood of the scene, or let the system automatically calculate the correct exposure. 

You can control the remote flash units—which can be located up to approximately 33 feet from the camera when the remote unit(s) is located on center, and approximately 15 to 23 feet when the remote unit is located at the periphery—with either your Nikon D-SLR's built-in Speedlight, a camera-mounted SB-800 or SB-900 Speedlight or with the SU-800 Commander (up to 66 feet when the remote unit(s) is located on center and approximately 23 feet when the remote unit(s) is located at the periphery) mounted on the camera's hot shoe or off-camera remote cord. You can choose the flash mode for each additional SB Speedlight—TTL, Manual or non-TTL auto—and set those instructions on the main unit.

Your off-camera Speedlights are designated in three groups: A, B and C. Each group can include one or more Speedlights; the total in each group is virtually unlimited. When you press the camera’s shutter release, in the instant before the picture is made, your settings from the controller are transmitted to the remote Speedlights. With the digital advantage of immediately viewing the picture, you’ll see the results of your decisions right away. If an adjustment is needed, there's no walking from Speedlight to Speedlight; just change the setting on any Speedlight in any group right from the master control unit.

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