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Getting Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

Getting sharper, more in-focus pictures can be as simple as learning how…

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Camera Support Tips for Shooting Steady Video

Five tips for steadying the camera when shooting video

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Have Fun Shooting Selfies (Self-Portrait) Photos

Tips and tricks for taking great Selfies

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Caring for your Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera

Care and maintence for the Nikon 1 AW1

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5 Quick Tips to Better 360° Videos

Tips to help you take better 360 degree videos with the KeyMission 360 action camera

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Initial Pairing of the KeyMission 360 and SnapBridge 360/170 App on an iOS Device

Connecting an iPhone or iPad to…

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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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Understanding Nikon Wireless Connectivity

Learn how to connect your camera and compatible smart device wirelessly

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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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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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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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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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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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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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Techniques: Flower Power

Focus Stacking for Close-Up Depth and Detail

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Polarizing Filters Add POW to Pictures

An Easy to Use Accessory, Polarizing Filters Bring out the Color and Definition in…

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Destination Latin America:

Blaine Harrington on photographing Latin America

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Preserve and Protect: Got a Backup Plan for Your Photos?

Don't lose those precious photos. Make sure you've got a backup…

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Shooting Wirelessly with the Nikon WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remotes

Learn how easy it is to use the WR-R10/WR-T10 for…

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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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Motion Detection

Motion Detection helps you take sharper pictures

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Setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5 for Networking: HTTP Mode or FTP Server

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5…

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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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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Partner Up for Better Pictures

Learn how you can benefit from taking photos with a friend

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Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls

Ideal class for those who want to go beyond point & shoot photography

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Lighting Cars for Studio Shots

Blair Bunting on photographing cars in the studio

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Video Tutorial Series: Getting Started with your Nikon D3300 DSLR

Series of six videos to help you set-up and shoot and…

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Using an HDMI Recorder and External Monitor with Your HDSLR

Options for viewing and recording when shooting video

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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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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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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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How to Film Using Autofocus, Rack Focus and Manual Focus Techniques

Focusing tips for HDSLR video shooting

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Initial Pairing Instructions for the KeyMission 360 and an Android-Powered Device

Connecting an Android-powered phone or…

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Tool Talk

Mike Corrado on the gear that shapes the light.

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Wi-Fi Connectivity Guide for KeyMission 360/170

For iOS Users Only when using the SnapBridge 360/170 app and prompted to…

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GPS

Embed GPS data in your images and track where you've been.

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Destination Europe: Do a Little Research, Then Go Light on the Gear

Blaine Harrington on travel photography in Europe

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Tips and Techniques For High Flying Photos

Tom Bol discusses taking photos from hot air balloons, planes and helicopters

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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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Remotely taking photographs

Flexible wired & wireless remote shooting options expand your photo taking capabilities

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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What is Your KeyMission?

Elijah Wood on the KeyMission 360

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Which Media Card Do I Use With the KeyMission 360 Action Camera

Media card format and speed class type for KeyMission 360…

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Which Media Card Do I Use With the KeyMission 170 Action Camera

Media card format and speed class type for KeyMission 170…

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HDSLR Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Your D-Movie Camera

Getting started with HDSLR video

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Scene Auto Selector

A COOLPIX feature that recognizes the type of scene or setting and automatically selects the…

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Wired and Wireless File Transfer

Wired or wireless options lets you transfer image files from the camera to computer when…

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First Look: The All-Seeing, 360° Nikon Action Cam

Corey Rich describes his experience shooting with the KeyMission 360

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Setting up the COOLPIX S800c

The COOLPIX S800c offers wireless connectivity, learn how to set it up easily

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The DX and FX Formats

Understand the differences between the formats to determine which is the one for you.

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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Setting Up Your D4S or D4 DSLR for Networking with the WT-5

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S and WT-5A for wireless…

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In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

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Getting Started: How to Change a D-SLR Lens

Learn the steps to changing your camera's lens.

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Getting Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

This sounds a bit silly, doesn't it? How to hold your D-SLR camera? It's pretty obvious: You pick it up with the lens pointing away from you, put your eye to the viewfinder and press the shutter button. Couldn't be simpler, right? Well, yes and no. Doing the above will certainly get a picture, but the way you hold your camera can help ensure you get a good picture.

What one thing ruins more pictures than anything else? The blur that results from an out-of-focus image. Holding the camera correctly can help prevent that blur.

Blur is caused by the movement of either the subject or the camera. Subject movement is something we really can't control, although adjusting the shutter speed can give us some control over how subject movement is captured. Camera movement, however, is something we can control. Short of using a tripod or a VR, image-stabilized NIKKOR lens, holding the camera properly is the best way to avoid a blurry picture.

You need to hold the camera as steady as possible. Hold the camera's handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera body or lens with your left.  Keep your elbows propped lightly against your torso for support and place one foot half a pace ahead of the other to keep your upper body stable. This is a steadier position than holding the camera away from your face.

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