Nikon Americas USA

121ArticlesRemaining

4.4 Rating
Hands On: Range Rover

Lindsay Silverman on the many moods of HDR

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.0 Rating
Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

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

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.2 Rating
Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Prime Lenses

What is a prime lens? Well, it's a lens that isn't a zoom. A prime lens has a fixed focal length which means…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Getting Creative with Photos and Video

Tell better stories using the myriad of fun and artistic features built into Nikon…

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
12 Tips for Better Vacation Photos

A dozen easy tips for taking better vacation pictures

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.1 Rating
Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Marketplace: D7100 HD-SLR

The Nikon D7100 is a top-of-the-line performer

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
How to Read Your Camera Manual

Your camera manual, it's not a novel, so don't try reading it cover to cover.

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Ami Vitale

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Jerry Ghionis

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Tamara Lackey

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.4 Rating
Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great DSLR photos

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.9 Rating
Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.4 Rating
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Robin Layton

Fine art/portrait photographer Robin Layton is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.0 Rating
Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Joey Terrill

Commercial photographer Joey Terrill is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.9 Rating
Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
Virtual Horizon
3.0 Rating
Virtual Horizon

Electronic Virtual Horizon will help ensure level horizons in your images.

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.9 Rating
Landscape and Travel Photography

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Sandro

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Vincent Versace

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.1 Rating
What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.1 Rating
Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.1 Rating
Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Reaction Time

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Lessons from a Travel Photographer

Attention to details has helped make Rosanne Pennella the successful travel…

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Photographing it All

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Matthew Jordan Smith

Celebrity and fashion photographer Matthew Jordan Smith is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.9 Rating
One Shot: Stamps of Approval

Cindy Dyer's imagery becomes US Postage Stamps

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Joe McNally

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Stop Sign: Defining a Photojournalist's Role

Lynsey Addario on becoming part of the story

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.9 Rating
Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.4 Rating
Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

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

NEW
Read
Viewing

Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Certain environments lend themselves as better photographic subjects than others. The waterfront is one such environment, whether it's the vast oceans, calm bays, lazy rivers or busy harbors. So the next time you find yourself and your camera on the waterfront—at a marina, pier or shoreline, follow a few simple tips to get great photographs.

Boats, with their many interesting angles, shapes and accessories, make great subjects. With boats bobbing gently in their slips, capturing beautiful shots is easy. Just be sure to time it right. As with any photograph you take, the better the light, the better the image. Take advantage of the reflective quality of water. Try shooting in more than one direction, paying particular attention to the position of the sun. When you shoot early in the morning or late in the day, long shadows cast by boats and other objects can add to the interest in your photographs. You can also use the lighting to your advantage to get great reflections, as well as silhouettes.

You can use the light as a tool to make a photograph that appears monochromatic. Monochrome usually refers to B&W but it can also refer to an image that features only one color. For example, if you shoot a silhouette of a lone sailboat in the middle of the water and both the sky and water are shades of blue, you've made a monochromatic image with blue tones. Photographing at sunset can offer up warm monochromes with shades of only oranges, yellows or reds.

And don't forget about black and white. Changing your image from color to black and white can really highlight the subject and give your photograph a more artistic feel. You can set your camera to the B&W or monochromatic setting, or convert your color image to B&W with software once you're back at your computer.