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New Directions: The D750 Inspires Creating, and Sharing, New Images

Lindsay Silverman shoots with the D750 DSLR

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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Easy Panorama Mode

The Easy Panorama Mode combines multiple shots into a seamless 180- or 360-degree panoramic picture.

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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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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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Capture NX 2: Lesson 3

Find out how to remove specks of dust on an image, with naturally looking results.

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Using Variable Neutral Density Filters to Adjust Exposure in DSLR Video

Adjusting exposure with Variable ND filters

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Different Types of Microphones: Audio Recording Tutorial

Using accessory microphones when shooting video

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What is XQD and Why Should I Use it?

Benefits of the XQD media card format explained

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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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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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Marketplace: Step by Step

Taking it easy with the D3200

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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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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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Camera Tips: Using the Multi Selector Center Button Controls

Customize your DSLR to to check focus in playback and more

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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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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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How to Set White Balance for Video

Video white balance tips

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Sandro

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Sandro is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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A Brand New VR World

Learn more about Virtual Reality and the KeyMission 360

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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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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon’s WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller System

Learn how easy it is to shoot wirelessly with the…

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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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Using Your Nikon Camera's Built-in Wi-Fi

Step-by-step set-up guide to using the built-in Wi-Fi feature of Nikon cameras

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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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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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3D Mode

Capture images in 3D for viewing on 3D compatible HDTVs and computers.

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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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Capture NX 2: Lesson 10

Discover the time-saver of batch processing a group of your images.

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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

Video interview of pro shooter Lindsey Byrnes on photography and getting…

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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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VR Image Stabilization

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

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Making a Difference with Photography

Bill Frakes on making a difference with your photography

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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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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

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

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Geotagging: Do More with your Images and Videos

GPS, Geolocation and Geotagging

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Challenge Yourself as a Photographer

James Balog discusses the importance of challenging yourself in your photography

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Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2

Learn to use editing features of Capture NX 2 software to get the most from your…

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Using the Histogram to Check Exposure

Checking video exposure with the histogram

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New Tricks

Time to get moving with Lindsay Silverman

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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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Capturing or Freezing Motion in Photos

Learn how to freeze the motion in an action scene or capture a blur to show…

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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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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

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

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Getting Creative with Photos and Video

Nikon cameras make it easier than ever to express your creative vision—both with still photography and HD/Full HD video (some with 4K UHD)—so you can tell better stories. Whether you're using a Nikon DSLR, the new Nikon 1 interchangeable lens cameras or COOLPIX models, there are numerous fun features and creative modes available to you, to personalize your photographs and videos.


Motion Snapshots

One of the cool features of the Nikon 1 interchangeable lens digital cameras is the Motion Snapshot mode. It combines one second of video and a still image together for a unique new way to view your memories. You can even choose themed music for playback in the camera, and save the files to your computer. The video is actually recorded by the camera just before and after you "snap" the picture. To share the Motion Snapshots, you assemble the downloaded files together using Nikon View NX2 or ViewNX-i software, for sharing or posting on the web.


Slow-Motion and Time-Lapse

Certain Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras as well as the Nikon 1 incorporate a slow motion feature that allows you to capture and playback video in slow motion. By adding slow motion footage to your HD video, you can create the kind of look that was once only possible in Hollywood movies. Many Nikon DSLRs as well as the Nikon 1 and COOLPIX models also let you shoot in timed intervals. You can assemble the individual images together to create a time-lapse video. Time-Lapse videos are popular ways to showcase the movement of the stars in the sky, or the sun across the sky from sunrise to sunset. Check your camera's manual to see exactly how these features work with the camera you own.

Picture Controls

Picture Controls let you alter the way the camera perceives color. Choose from monochrome, vivid, neutral, standard, portrait and landscape. You can change these settings as often as you like—even for each individual image you create! Picture Controls work on both still images and video/D-movies. For example, when you're photographing flowers and want the images to be super-saturated, use the vivid setting. For portraits, use the neutral or standard for more life-like color. Monochrome can give images an old-time feel.

Picture Controls are accessible through the Picture Control menu. Within the Picture Controls; you can further adjust the Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation and Hue for each one. You can also create custom presets.


Special Effects

It's easier than ever to add fun special effects to your photography and HD videos with select Nikon cameras. Effects modes such as miniature, fisheye and selective color allow you to create really unique images. The effects are accessible when shooting still photos as well as video, and are visible to you in real-time, so you can see exactly how your images and video looks while you're shooting. No longer will you have to use complicated software to add a creative flair to your photographs and videos.

You can get even more creative than ever before with the Effects mode that's been incorporated into many Nikon digital cameras. Once you select the Effects mode, simply scroll through the variety of effects to choose the one that's right for the subject at hand. Choose from Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Color Sketch, Night Vision, High Key and Low Key.

The Miniature Effect gives your photos and video the look of being a scale model, while Selective Color turns an image or D-movie into monochrome, all except the specific color(s) you choose to leave visible. With Color Sketch, images and video look as if they've been sketched, with bold outlines. The D-movies in this effects mode will playback as a series of stills in a slide show.

Many of these effects can be found on Nikon cameras, in the Retouch Menu, meaning you had to add the effect to the image after it was captured. But some of the latest digital cameras have the effects available to you in real-time, while you're capturing your still photographs and video/D-movies.


Hot Trends in Photography

By incorporating these creative effects into Nikon cameras, you have the ability to create stunning photographs and D-movies that utilize some of the hottest trends in photography today. Miniature Effect and Selective Color are both popular effects that you can use to expand your creativity.

Another hot trend is High Dynamic Range or HDR photography and the many Nikon DSLR cameras feature a built-in HDR mode. No need to spend extra money on specialized software, or the time needed to manually create these photos, which combine over- and under-exposed image captures to create an image with a full range of highlights and shadows, The camera does most of the work for you. Just choose the EV range you want the images taken and select how much smoothing you prefer.


D-Movie Editing In-Camera

Nikon has made it effortless to edit your HD or Full HD and even 4K UHD (select cameras) D-movie video footage—in the camera—using select Nikon digital cameras. You can choose to trim your video clips, from the beginnings or ends of the footage. You can also extract a JPEG still image out of your HD D-movies.

You can also use Nikon software, which comes with your Nikon digital camera to put together your creations, including a mix of stills and video D-movies, to tell your story in the most unique way!


Photography for all Seasons & Globetrotting

If you're the more adventurous type, a variety of COOLPIX cameras as well as the Nikon 1 AW1 offers cool new ways for you to express your photographic vision even more. These cameras are waterproof which means you can shoot photos and videos as you snorkel, SCUBA dive, or frolick in the surf. Most of these models are also shockproof and freezeproof. Take one with you to the mountains and record video or snap pictures of snowboarders, skiers and ice skaters. These are the cameras you won't mind using during spring showers and in the crisp autumn air. And when on land, take advantage of select camera's GPS (global positioning system) features. You can record the latitude, longitude and altitude of the location you're shooting and view where on world maps you've been; even share that data on the web.

Stimulate your creativity with the fun and artistic tools offered by Nikon's latest digital cameras.

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