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Shooting in Inclement Weather

Corey Rich discusses shooting in bad weather

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Treating Everyone on Set with Respect

Blair Bunting on respecting everyone on set

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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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Ami Vitale

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

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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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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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

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Tamara Lackey

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

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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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Cliff Mautner

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

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

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

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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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Robin Layton

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

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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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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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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Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

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

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Virtual Horizon

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

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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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Joey Terrill

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

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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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Sandro

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

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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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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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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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Tips for Photographing Birds

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

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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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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog 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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Reaction Time

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

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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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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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Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

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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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In the Moment

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

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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The Importance of Learning Photography Fundamentals

Bambi Cantrell on the importance of learning fundamentals

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The Importance of Pro Bono Work

Sandro speaks to the importance of doing pro bono work

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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Joel Sartore

Conservation photographer Joel Sartore is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Dixie Dixon

Commercial and fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Keeping Ownership of Your Copyright

Ami Vitale discusses the importance of copyright ownership

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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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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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Lessons from a Travel Photographer

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

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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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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

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Matthew Jordan Smith

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

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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One Shot: Stamps of Approval

Cindy Dyer's imagery becomes US Postage Stamps

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Joe McNally

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

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Tips for Shooting Sports

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

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Better Sports Photography

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

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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The Importance of Composition When Shooting Nature

Pat O'Hara had to go far from home to really appreciate the…

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Polarizing Filters Add POW to Pictures

An Easy to Use Accessory, Polarizing Filters Bring out the Color and Definition in…

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GPS

Embed GPS data in your images and track where you've been.

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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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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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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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Andrew Hancock

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

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One Shot: The Forest and the Tree

Photographing the same subject different ways

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Do a Test Run for Important Portrait Shoots

Dave Black discusses setting up shoots in advance

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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.