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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 1 - Control of Color

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

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

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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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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash 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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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

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

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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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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Joe McNally

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

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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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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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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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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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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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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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Setting White Balance

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

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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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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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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR?

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

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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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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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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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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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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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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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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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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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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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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

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

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How to Read Your Camera Manual

Your camera manual, it's not a novel, so don't try reading it cover to cover.

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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

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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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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

The best photographs move you—emotionally, intellectually, spiritually. There's almost a visceral reaction to a really striking photograph that communicates on all those levels.

Learn all about the Repeating Flash lighting technique from photographer Joe McNally. Watch as the Speedlights are set up for the shoot, settings are worked out and the final images are shot. Repeating flash, an advanced CLS (Creative Lighting System) technique allows you to use Speedlights as stroboscopic lights, capturing the movements of a dancer making her way across the stage.

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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