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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

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

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Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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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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Flash Points: The Control of Light

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

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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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Be Aware of Your Entire Scene

Joe McNally discusses surveying the scene before shooting

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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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Make Every Minute on a Shoot Count

Joe McNally discusses utilizing your shooting time well

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Creative Lighting

For those who want to learn about creative lighting

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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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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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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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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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VR Image Stabilization

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

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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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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Ron Magill

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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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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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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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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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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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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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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The Challenge of Bird Photography

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

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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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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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 2

Master the technique of brightening up a photo with D-Lighting.

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Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

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Tips for Using Auto WB for Incandescent Lighting with the D5/D500

Three settings let you keep warm or cool whites in Auto…

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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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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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Benefits of Using Fast Lenses in Low Light

A tip from Nikon Ambassador Lucas Gilman

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A Nikon Ambassador's Photography in Cuba

Vincent Versace on photographing the culture and people of Cuba

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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

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Motion Detection

Motion Detection helps you take sharper pictures

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The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Using the Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode

When to use the D810 and D750's highlight-weighted metering

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot solar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power
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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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How Can you Improve your Photography

Robin Layton discusses making images better

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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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Using Variable Neutral Density Filters to Adjust Exposure in DSLR Video

Adjusting exposure with Variable ND filters

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

In this video, Joe McNally sets up another shot on location, using a mixture of ambient light and Speedlights to enhance the mood of the image. Accenting the natural light with Speedlights, modifiers and gels, Joe shows how you can change the mood of an image by controlling color. Using advanced wireless lighting; accent lighting is enhanced, giving the image a bolder look than natural light alone.

Note: Camera dial configurations and designations can vary from model to model, so please be sure to check your manual for specifics.

Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador.

Learn more about Joe on his ambassador page.

Joe McNally has been described as "perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today," a distinction earned for his ability to capture compelling images in locations as diverse as an operating room, the top of the Empire State Building and the cockpit of a jet aircraft. Noted for his technical mastery, what makes him unique is his ability to create and imaginatively render "the big idea"—the unique or startling concept that frames a single image or a long-term project.

He has been published in virtually every major magazine, including Life, Newsweek, Time and Sports Illustrated (where he was a contract photographer for six years) and is a recipient of the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Outstanding Magazine Photography.

To see more of Joe's work visit his website at http://portfolio.joemcnally.com.

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