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Quick and Easy Photography Tips and Tricks

Nikon's Lindsay Silverman offers photo tips

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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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Bambi Cantrell

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

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Portrait & Lighting Workshop

Nikon School hands-on workshop on portraits and lighting

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Moose Peterson

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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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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What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

Shoot simultaneously or save a frame options with the D4 or D4s…

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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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Sandro

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

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The Importance of Pro Bono Work

Sandro speaks to the importance of doing pro bono work

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Knowing a Sport Before Shooting

Dave Black on knowing a sport's timing before going to shoot it

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Be Aware of Your Entire Scene

Joe McNally discusses surveying the scene before shooting

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

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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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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

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

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Tamara Lackey

Lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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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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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great D-SLR photos

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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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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

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In the Moment

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

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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Better Sports Photography

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

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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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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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Using Fast Shutter Speeds for Action Photos

Lucas Gilman on action photography settings

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Zooming into a Scene with your Feet

Moose Peterson on using specific lenss for their angles of view

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You Can Successfully Shoot in Bright Sunlight

Cliff Mautner on photography in the midday sun

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Making a Difference with Photography

Bill Frakes on making a difference with your photography

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Creating a Connection with Models on Set

Dixie Dixon discusses working with models

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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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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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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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Vincent Versace

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

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Thomas D. Mangelsen Understands the Behavior of the Animals he Photographs

Photography is about much more than taking…

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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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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How to Photograph Lightning

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

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A Photographic Expedition — Easter Island and Patagonia, Chile

Travel to Patagonia and Easter Island for a photographic…

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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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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Shooting the Effects of Global Warming

Gary Braasch follows the evidence; the power of photography does the rest.

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Pete Turner: Master of Color Photography

Pete Turner is a master of color, but he's also a master of content and mystery.

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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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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

For many of us, a cat is another member of the family. A little creature you've fed, played with and watched as it matured from a fuzzy kitten to a big (perhaps fat) cat. We know you love to share photos of your family and friends, but what about little Whiskers? He deserves his day in the sun, too. However, just because you want to photograph him doesn't mean he wants to be photographed! So before you grab your camera and call, "Here, kitty kitty!" you'll want to make sure you read these tips on how to get great photos of your favorite four-legged family member.  

We all know the joy kittens can bring. They're so adorable with their big eyes and oversized ears. Before long they will have grown into those big paws and those kitten days will be long gone. Make sure you preserve this time by photographing your little guy as a he grows. Begin photographing him on the day you adopt him, and as he adjusts to his new home. That's when some of the funniest shots can be made.

It won't take long for your cat to find his favorite spot. Maybe it's the couch or curled up with a good book. Photograph your little fuzzball in a place that makes him comfortable. He will be more relaxed and your photos will be better. Make sure to try different angles; try shooting from high above and down near the floor. Zoom in as close as you can to capture the detail of her fur, paws and whiskers.

Since pussycats like chasing after lights, we've found it to be helpful if you turn off the AF Assist Lamp, since that sometimes becomes a distraction while trying to take pictures.

Select Nikon COOLPIX cameras feature a Pet scene mode, which will help you get great photos of your pet cats and dogs. Read more about the technology behind the Pet Scene Mode here.

You know that a professional portrait with lights and a nice background makes for great photos of you and your family. Why not apply this to your cat?

The best pet portrait photographers know that a helper is essential, so have a family member or friend nearby to help. You may have to entice the little guy with some treats. Your helper can also wave a favorite toy in front of the cat, so you can get those alert, ears-up poses.

Find a spot in your home with a lot of natural light or a big window, that offers a nice setting for the photograph. If you don't like the surroundings, you can hang a sheet or drape a blanket over a chair for a solid background.

Experiment with the cat in different settings. Try placing the camera on the floor and tilting it up towards him for a unique viewpoint.

If he does tricks, you'll definitely want to capture him doing them. Don't forget about video. Most COOLPIX cameras and specific Nikon D-SLRs can capture HD movies, as well as the Nikon 1 digital cameras. Cat tricks or other antics make great video subjects.

And don't forget about the other animals in your home. They will want to be included, too! Be patient and you'll even be able to get the cat and dog together for a few pictures.

Remember your furry little feline around the holidays too. If he'll let you dress him up in a Halloween costume or put a Santa hat on his head, you'll have made the most adorable photographs to cherish and share.

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