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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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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

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

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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Creative Lighting

For those who want to learn about creative lighting

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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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 Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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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 Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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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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Be Aware of Your Entire Scene

Joe McNally discusses surveying the scene before shooting

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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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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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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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Make Every Minute on a Shoot Count

Joe McNally discusses utilizing your shooting time well

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Joe McNally

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

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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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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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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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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great DSLR photos

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Performance Art: Joe McNally's Mirror Magic Act

Joe McNally, dancers and a mirrored set in the desert

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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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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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The Challenge of Bird Photography

Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the challenge.

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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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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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Setting White Balance

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

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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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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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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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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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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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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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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Bright Ideas: Tips and Techniques for Photographing Jewelry

Jody Dole on photographing jewelry

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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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Ron Magill

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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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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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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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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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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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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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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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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For Great Nature Photos, Look Close to Home

Carol Freeman on photographing nature in your "backyard"

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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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20 Tips for Great Graduation Day Photos

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

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus

Three pros discuss using the AF-ON button for AF control

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Destination Latin America:

Blaine Harrington on photographing Latin America

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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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Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Travel shooter Blaine Harrington offers tips for…

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At the Moment

Greg Gibson trades photojournalism for documentary wedding photography

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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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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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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Easy flash photography with great results

Joe McNally, the wizard of flash photography, has created six, two-minute videos in which he quickly and expertly demonstrates the basics of flash photography using built-in flash and camera-mounted Nikon Speedlights.

Each of these videos offers quick and easy tips to make your D-SLR photographs better.

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.

For more of Joe’s photography, visit his website at http://portfolio.joemcnally.com.

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