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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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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

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

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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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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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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Yes, I Pan: Pursuing the Bigger Picture

Tony Sweet on creating panoramas

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Outdoor Pursuit

Bill Hatcher photographs the impossible—well, let's say the extremely difficult.

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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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Bill Frakes

Sports and action photographer and multimedia artist Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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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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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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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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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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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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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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Taking Close-up Photos

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

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Superstar: D4 Delivers High Speed Performance

Learn about the features of Nikon's new flagship D-SLR

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One Shot: No Exit

Bill Durrence on ow a simple change can alter a photo’s feeling

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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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How to Photograph Lightning

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

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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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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

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

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VR Image Stabilization

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

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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A Pro's Tips for the Best Children's Photos

Tamara Lackey on taking great pictures of kids

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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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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

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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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How to Choose Your Next Nikon 1 Lens

Go beyond your Nikon 1 camera's kit lens

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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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Extend Your Reach with Nikon 1 Cameras and the FT-1 Mount Adapter

Extend your reach with your favorite NIKKOR lenses on a…

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon in which light rays passing through a lens focus at different…

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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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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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GPS

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

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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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How to Choose Your Next D-SLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your D-SLR

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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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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

Getting that "silky" look when photographing moving water isn't…

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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

Understanding what all of those markings and designations on your lens really mean.

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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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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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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 New Sharp Shooter

Mike Corrado on shooting with the Nikon D810

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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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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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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Retractable lens barrel technology offers ultra-compact lens design.

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Moose Peterson: Light Lessons

Seeing light opens up your photographic creativity

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Video Composition Rules: Establishing, Medium and Close-up Shots

Composition tips for video

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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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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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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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Moving Pictures: Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails for Smooth Moves

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Dedicated Time Release Movie Mode and Time Lapse Using the Built-in Interval Timer

Deciding which technique to use with…

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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence