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Taking Close-up Photos

How do I take close-up photos of flowers and small objects?

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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

Sometimes showing just a hint of your subject can be more compelling…

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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Techniques: Flower Power

Focus Stacking for Close-Up Depth and Detail

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One Shot: Crop Factor

Carol Freeman field tests the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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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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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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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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How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

Taking great photographs of your own garden is easy with a few simple tips

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How to Choose Your Next D-SLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your D-SLR

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Extend Your Reach with Nikon 1 Cameras and the FT-1 Mount Adapter

Extend your reach with your favorite NIKKOR lenses on a…

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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Taking photos of your kids while at play make great images; next time you’re…

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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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The Edge: On The Scene

Mike Corrado shoots the photographers shooting the D4 & D800 ad campaigns

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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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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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What is a Lens MTF Chart & How Do I Read It?

MTF charts plot the performance and quality of a lens

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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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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon in which light rays passing through a lens focus at different…

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How to Photograph Lightning

Storm chaser Jim Reed offers valuable tips for making photos of lighning while staying safe.

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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Outside Shots: Go Long

Tony Sweet on revealing the invisible in images

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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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New Directions: The D750 Inspires Creating, and Sharing, New Images

Lindsay Silverman shoots with the D750 DSLR

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The Sum of the Parts

Making Movies with the D5000

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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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Making Pictures in the Rain

Just because it's raining doesn't mean there aren't great pictures waiting to be made.

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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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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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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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iPhone App

Nikon’s new iPhone app gives you anytime, anywhere access to Learn & Explore educational and editorial…

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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The Challenge of Bird Photography

B. Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the…

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Photo Ops in Philadelphia

Subject Suggestions from a Seasoned Pro

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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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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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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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Nikon Celebrates the 80th Anniversary of NIKKOR

NIKKOR Lenses: 80 Years at the Heart of Your Images

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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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Nikon 1 Technology: Creative Palette

Creatively alter your images while shooting with Creative Palette

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

Nature photographer Rod Planck offers tips for shooting colorful fall foliage

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Capturing the Essence of an Athlete in Photographs

Although many photographers look for the perfect moment, what Dave…

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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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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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Taking Your Wide-Angle Lens to the Edge

Moose Peterson discusses shooting ultra wide vistas

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Route 66 Road Trip

Tom Bol travels Route 66 with a Df D-SLR

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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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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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