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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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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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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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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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Extend Your Reach with Nikon 1 Cameras and the FT-1 Mount Adapter

Extend your reach with your favorite NIKKOR lenses on a…

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When You Explore All Angles, Better Pictures Happen

Tom Bol explains how changing perspective can make a better image.

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CX Format Image Sensor

Nikon 1 digital cameras utilize the Nikon CX-format super high speed AF CMOS imaging sensor.

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What is a Lens MTF Chart & How Do I Read It?

MTF charts plot the performance and quality of a lens

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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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My Go-To NIKKOR Lens

Vincent Versace's favorite lens: 28-300mm zoom

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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…

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Vibration Reduction

Vibration Reduction (VR) is an image stabilization technology that minimizes blur caused by camera…

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VR Image Stabilization

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

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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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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

Sometimes showing just a hint of your subject can be more compelling…

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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Family Photos—Capturing the Moments

Nikon School's Family Photos—Capturing the Moments is full of tips for taking fun…

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon in which light rays passing through a lens focus at different…

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Critical Focus: Getting the Most From Your D800

Michael Clark on getting the most out of your D800 HD-SLR

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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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Shooting the Full Moon with the COOLPIX P900

Using the Moon Scene Mode and 83x zoom of the COOLPIX P900

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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In a New York Minute: Images of a Long Weekend

Lindsay Silverman spends a weekend shooting with only one D-SLR and lens…

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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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One Shot: City Lights

Mark Alberhasky's silhouette of people against bright Times Square signage

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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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Using Variable Neutral Density Filters to Adjust Exposure in DSLR Video

Adjusting exposure with Variable ND filters

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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot solar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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1 NIKKOR Technology: Retractable Lens Barrel

Certain 1 NIKKOR lenses that have been designed for use with the brand new Nikon 1 camera system were created to be ultra-compact. Using a retractable lens barrel, the closed lens is small, in keeping with the system’s small form factor. This small form factor dramatically reduces the size of the camera for increased portability.

These lenses feature a Retractable Lens Barrel Button, which when pressed and the zoom ring rotated, extend the length of the lens barrel. In addition, pressing the Retractable Lens Barrel Button automatically turns the camera on. This allows you to immediately be ready to take great pictures. When you’re done using the lens, simply press the button again and rotate the zoom ring in the opposite direction.

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