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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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Action Control

Swing camera in the air to control settings.

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High Speed Sync: A Flash Technique To Add a Pro Touch to Your Photographs

Kevin Kubota on auto FP high speed sync flash…

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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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Corey Rich

Adventure photographer Corey Rich is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography and multimedia work.

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Using the Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode

When to use the D810 and D750's highlight-weighted metering

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Vibration Reduction

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

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What Your Favorite Films Can Teach You About Making Films

Steve Heiner creates a short D-movie based on blockbusters that…

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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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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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Andrew Hancock

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

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Top Tips for Capturing Time Lapse with a DSLR

Tips for creating Time Lapse videos

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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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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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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Live View Shooting Modes

Live View Shooting Mode enables you to view and compose the shot without looking through the…

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Master Class: Just Watch and Learn

Steve Heiner discusses moviemaking inspiration

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

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

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Outdoor Pursuit

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

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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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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

Understanding what all of those markings and designations on your lens really mean.

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and…

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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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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Online Exclusive: Slow Motion

Whether we're making our movie clips with a COOLPIX, a Nikon D-SLR or one of the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, we've got a lot of creative choices at our command, choices that will affect how our movies look. One of those choices is slow motion, which is the topic of Steve Heiner's Moving Pictures column in the fall issue of Nikon World and the subject of the accompanying video that offers excerpts from several slo-mo clips shot by Steve with COOLPIX and Nikon 1 cameras.

Movies move because they're essentially a series of still images, a sequence of frames going by in rapid succession, and the key to slow motion is the speed at which we shoot and play back our footage. We normally shoot at 30 frames per second for our traditional movie clips, but when we shoot at higher speeds—say, 120, 140 or, with the Nikon 1 cameras, 400 or 1200 fps—and then play back at the standard 30 fps speed, we've got a slow motion movie or sequence.  

As a technique, slow motion is a sure-fire attention-getter for its ability to reveal what happens too quickly for us to completely observe. As Steve points out in his column, what we're seeing in slow-motion footage "is all the detail, all the extra information, that normally goes by too fast" for our eyes to catch.

The really cool part of slo-mo is that it's applicable to just about anything in motion—from the obvious (a hummingbird at the feeder) to the curious (the secret life of Jell-O).

To see what you're missing—and what slo-mo reveals—just click on the video clip.

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