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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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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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AF Area Modes
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AF Area Modes

Nikon’s three AF area modes—single point AF, dynamic area AF and auto area AF—are designed to handle any…

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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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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Ami Vitale

Photographer and multimedia journalist Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Let the Sun Shine In!

Bambi Cantrell's quick exposure tips in bright sunlight

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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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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Taking photos of your kids while at play make great images; next time you’re…

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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Using the Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode

When to use the D810 and D750's highlight-weighted metering

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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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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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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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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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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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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'Shooting the Curl' Gets a Whole New Meaning

Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it.

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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Pet Mode

Nikon's new Pet mode, available in select models, lets you capture the expressions of your pet cat or dog automatically. When the Pet scene mode is chosen, the camera automatically releases the shutter at the moment the pet's face is detected. Because the subject is tracked and the picture taken when it looks directly toward the camera, you won't miss the right moment to shoot.

When the pet's face is detected, it is displayed in a double frame, indicating the focus area, and when a face is in focus, this double area lights in green. Up to five pet faces can be detected simultaneously. If the camera detects multiple faces, the double-frame focus area is displayed around the largest face on the monitor, and single-frame borders are displayed around the other faces. If the pet's face is not detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.

The Pet mode disables the AF-assist illuminator; button and shutter sounds.

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