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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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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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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

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

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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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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon’s WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller System

Learn how easy it is to shoot wirelessly with the…

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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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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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Shooting Wirelessly with the Nikon WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remotes

Learn how easy it is to use the WR-R10/WR-T10 for…

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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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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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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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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Photographing the US National Parks

Chris Nicholson on photographing in the US National Parks

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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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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Understanding Nikon Wireless Connectivity

Learn how to connect your camera and compatible smart device wirelessly

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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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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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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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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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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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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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Setting White Balance

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

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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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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Stop Sign: Defining a Photojournalist's Role

Lynsey Addario on becoming part of the story

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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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