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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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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Notebook: Shine On Brightly

Diana Robinson photographs the Aurora Borealis

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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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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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First Frame: Lemonade

Petr Brodík's abstract look at photographing lemons and water drops

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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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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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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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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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Second Time Around

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

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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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Session One: Better Photos

The ideal starting class for new Digital SLR camera owners.

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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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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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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Moose Peterson: Light Lessons

Seeing light opens up your photographic creativity

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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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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Tool Talk

Mike Corrado on the gear that shapes the light.

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Want Images with Impact? Let Contrast Work for You.

Graphic power isn't always in the details.

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Balancing Photo Exposures with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

Bring light to the shadows with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and…

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How to Use Aperture and ND Filters to Control the Depth-of-Field in Movies

Depth-of-field for video

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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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ISO Control

For digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor. The ISO setting is one of…

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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First Frame: Under Control

Todd Bretl on shooting underwater macro photography

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Live Image Control

Live Image Control lets you preview how certain settings will affect your final image

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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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Prime Lenses

What is a prime lens? Well, it's a lens that isn't a zoom. A prime lens has a fixed focal length which means…

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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

Getting that "silky" look when photographing moving water isn't…

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Extra-low Dispersion Glass

ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass is the result of an alternative glass manufacturing technology…

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your D-SLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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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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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

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

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Always Be Prepared To Grab The Great Shot

Event photographers specialize in being "Jacks of all Trades."

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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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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Outside Shots: Shouts and Whispers

Jack Dykinga on being ready when the light makes magic

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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3D Color Matrix Metering II

This system of evaluating light determines the best possible exposure for a particular…

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Moiré & False Color

The role of the optical low pass filter in D-SLRs.

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When You Explore All Angles, Better Pictures Happen

Tom Bol explains how changing perspective can make a better image.

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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Yes, I Pan: Pursuing the Bigger Picture

Tony Sweet on creating panoramas

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COOLPIX: Top Choice for Vacation Camera

Nikon's compact digital cameras are packed with features that let you make great…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Scene Auto Selector

A COOLPIX feature that recognizes the type of scene or setting and automatically selects the…

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Using legacy NIKKOR lenses with the Nikon Df

How to set the Df to accept legacy Non-Ai or Ai lenses

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Introduction to ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed & Other Advanced Settings for HDSLR Video

Advanced settings for HDSLR video

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

Diana Robinson gets the color she wants with Picture Controls in-camera and…

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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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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

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

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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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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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