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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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10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

Nature photographer Rod Planck offers tips for shooting colorful fall foliage

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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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Versatile Views of the World of Wildlife:

Ron Magill field tests the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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Mothers' Days: Good Timing and Great Locations Result in Memorable Maternity Photographs

Beth Wade discusses tips for…

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Photographing it All

With experience as a newspaper photographer and close to 20 years with Sports Illustrated, George…

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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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Top Tip: If You Want to Shoot Video, Start by Thinking Video

Photographer Nick Didlick on transitioning from sill to…

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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Better Sports Photography

Which settings should you use depending upon which sport you're photographing

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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

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Vincent Versace

Fine art, commercial and nature photographer Vincent Versace is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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10 Tips on How To Leverage Social Media in Your Photography Business

Dixie Dixon on leveraging social media for your…

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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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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Speaking For Themselves: The Veterans Portrait Project

The power of portraits

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What is your KeyMission?

Surf photographer Leroy Bellet on the KeyMission 360

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Getting Started: Memory Cards and Batteries

Take care of the little things, and you'll be ready for the big things.

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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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Making Great COOLPIX Videos on a Vacation

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Lynsey Addario

Photojournalist Lynsey Addario is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Stop Sign: Defining a Photojournalist's Role

Lynsey Addario on becoming part of the story

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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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Converting Motion Snapshots for Viewing on a Computer

Simple how-to guide to converting Motion Snapshot files on a Mac or…

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A Nikon Ambassador's Photography in Cuba

Vincent Versace on photographing the culture and people of Cuba

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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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Macro Lenses

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

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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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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

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

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Geotagging: Do More with your Images and Videos

GPS, Geolocation and Geotagging

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Deanne Fitzmaurice

Photojournalist and filmmaker Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her…

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The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

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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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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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Online Exclusive: Time Lapse Photography Adds Interest to your D-Movies

Want to control the space-time continuum? Sure you do; it's fun, and you can do it when you add time-lapse footage to the D-Movies you make with your Nikon D-SLR.

Time-lapse is, in effect, a compression of time. Set the interval timer function that's available on most Nikon D-SLRs (including the D3S, D3X, D3, D300, D300S, D700, D7000 and D5100 models) to take x-number of frames every x-number of seconds—say, one frame every three seconds—and when the images are played back time seems to speed up.

Time lapse goes way back, farther even than the original Time Lord, Dr. Who. If you ever sat through a high school science course you've seen the bean-sprouting footage. More recently it's likely you've seen intriguing time-lapse sequences on cable TV's nature and learning channels. Well, your D-Movies can be likewise creative and exciting.

Nikon's resident D-Movie maker is Senior Technical Manager Steve Heiner, and from time to time Steve blends time lapse footage into his D-Movies for a couple of reasons. First, it's a cool story-telling transition device that moves viewers from scene to scene in an interesting and appropriate fashion. Second, it compresses time so viewers can experience the essence and importance of an event without having to see the entire episode. As Steve points out, with time-lapse a multi-hour process takes place in multiples of seconds. Third, and perhaps most striking of all, time lapse presents the ordinary—the transit of traffic through city streets or the rush of clouds across the sky, for example—in a visually extraordinary way.

Take a look at Steve's time lapse demo reel right here, and be sure to read about the techniques of time lapse in Moving Pictures, his column in the spring issue of Nikon World magazine. Click here to go to the Nikon World article.

Dr. Who, meet Dr. D-Movie.

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