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One Shot: The Forest and the Tree

Photographing the same subject different ways

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For Great Nature Photos, Look Close to Home

Carol Freeman on photographing nature in your "backyard"

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

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

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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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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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VR Image Stabilization

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

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Shooting B-Roll Footage with a DSLR

Shoot B-Roll for your videos for added creativity

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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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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

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

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Joe McNally: Shooting a Portrait with Speedlights

Joe McNally sets up a portrait on location using Speedlights

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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Making Great COOLPIX Videos on a Vacation

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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Shooting Family Interview Movies with a DSLR

Adding interviews to family movies and videos

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Action Photography: Shooting in Extreme Locations

Photographer Beth Wald doesn't just shoot from the sidelines; she's in…

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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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For Memorable Family Vacation Photos, Focus First on Family

Tamara Lackey on taking great photos during family vacations

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In the Moment

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

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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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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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

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

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiers and snowboarders

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

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

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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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Want Better Landscape Photos? First Check Your Definition of "Landscape"

Tony Sweet offers tips for better landscape…

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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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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

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

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The Inspired Image

Communication is key for Dixie Dixon in creating stunning images

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

Using the technique of light painting allows you to add depth and dimension to your…

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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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Destination Asia: A Showcase for the Storytelling Power of Travel Images

Travel shooter Blaine Harrington offers tips for…

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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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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The Stories that Can be Told Through Photography

Commercial photographer Arthur Meyerson likes his photos to say the most…

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Outdoor Pursuit

Bill Hatcher photographs the impossible—well, let's say the extremely difficult.

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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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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Have Fun Shooting Selfies (Self-Portrait) Photos

Tips and tricks for taking great Selfies

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Group Effort: Growing Your Skills in a Camera Club

Benefits of joining a camera club

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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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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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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

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

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Preserve and Protect: Got a Backup Plan for Your Photos?

Don't lose those precious photos. Make sure you've got a backup…

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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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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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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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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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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power
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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Moose Peterson: How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

Exposing so the Snow’s White and Six Other Tips for Great Winter…

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Fast Frames: A Quick Guide to Bird Photography

Matt McRay discusses how to get birds to visit your yard so you can…

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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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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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Built-in World Maps

Select Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras such as the COOLPIX AW100 incorporate GPS, an Electronic Compass, maps and Points of Interest (POI) information.

GPS (Global Positioning System) refers to a system of satellites in earth orbit, which transmit signals to devices on the ground. GPS devices detect these signals and use them to triangulate their position, heading, speed, altitude and other information. This location information can be embedded in an image to show the photographer where the camera was when the photo was taken. The camera triangulates its location by accessing a minimum of three (optimally four) GPS satellites that are in orbit around the earth.

With the camera’s GPS option set to “Record GPS Data” the COOLPIX AW100 can record the camera’s latitude and longitude in the image file’s metadata. And, once it is turned on, the GPS stays on, so if you enter a hospital, airplane or other location that prohibits the use of GPS equipment you’ll have to turn the feature off.

Maps & Points of Interest

The camera’s internal memory contains a large map library. The maps will always be orientated with North at the top. You can assign the Action button on the side of the camera to access the maps when you’re shooting or in playback mode.

Not only does the camera show you a record of where you’ve been with the GPS feature, but the Points of Interest information can show you what landmarks are nearby at any time, and you can even track and log your daily travels using the Maps feature.

For the intrepid traveler, tracking your movements on a map will show you where you’ve been—useful for a day of hiking or sightseeing. Simply set the camera’s Electronic Compass to “Create Log” and it will track your location movements. You can also save this log to a memory card.

The Points of Interest displays on a map the landmarks that are closest to your location. To display Points of Interest, “Display POI” needs to be turned ON, and to record the POI information onto the image file, turn ON the “Embed POI” for the data to be written in the image's metadata. You can also choose to edit the POI details.

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