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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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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

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

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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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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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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20 Tips for Great Graduation Day Photos

Tips for taking great photos of your young graduate on their big day

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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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Make Every Minute on a Shoot Count

Joe McNally discusses utilizing your shooting time well

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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Tool Talk

Mike Corrado on the gear that shapes the light.

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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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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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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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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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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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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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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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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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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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Using Multiple Lights in the Studio

Blair Bunting discusses checking lights on set

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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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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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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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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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Destination Latin America:

Blaine Harrington on photographing Latin America

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At the Moment

Greg Gibson trades photojournalism for documentary wedding photography

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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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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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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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Active D-Lighting

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

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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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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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