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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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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

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

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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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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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 Photograph Lightning

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

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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

For Cherie Steinberg being a wedding photographer means wearing more than…

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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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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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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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Yes, I Pan: Pursuing the Bigger Picture

Tony Sweet on creating panoramas

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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

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

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How to Choose Your Next Nikon 1 Lens

Go beyond your Nikon 1 camera's kit lens

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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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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

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

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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Extreme Adventure

Adventure photographer Corey Rich goes to great lengths—and great heights— to get the shot.

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

Advanced settings for HDSLR video

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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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The Sum of the Parts

Making Movies with the D5000

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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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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Taking Close-up Photos

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

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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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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

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

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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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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Pro View: Total Immersion

Rob Van Petten shoots with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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VR Image Stabilization

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

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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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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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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 Great Photographs at Airshows

Learn the "tricks of the trade" from Moose Peterson.

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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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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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Photographing Water Using the Multiplication Factor Technique

Ever wonder how the water in those photos looks so smooth?…

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

Depth-of-field for video

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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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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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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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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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Moose Peterson: Light Lessons

Seeing light opens up your photographic creativity

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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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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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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

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

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Moiré & False Color

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

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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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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

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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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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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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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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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Critical Focus: Getting the Most From Your D800

Michael Clark on getting the most out of your D800 HD-SLR

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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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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Second Time Around

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

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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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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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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