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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Using Speedlights on Sunny Days

Ron Magill shares a tip for using flash in bright sun

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

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

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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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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

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

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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 Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

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

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Creative Lighting

For those who want to learn about creative lighting

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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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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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Exposure Compensation When Using i-TTL Gets Easier with the D4/D4s

Exposure compensation and flash compensation can be…

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Setting White Balance

How do I set my camera’s white balance for different lighting situations?

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Taking Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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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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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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Shooting Family Interview Movies with a DSLR

Adding interviews to family movies and videos

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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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Techniques: Flower Power

Focus Stacking for Close-Up Depth and Detail

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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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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence

A Mentor Series instructor leads a group of photo trekkers through the…

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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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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

Simple tips for photographers shooting HD video with Nikon D-SLRs.

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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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Balancing Photo Exposures with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

Bring light to the shadows with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Elements of Photography

Ideal class for those who want to take great D-SLR photos

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20 Tips for Great Graduation Day Photos

Tips for taking great photos of your young graduate on their big day

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Route 66 Road Trip

Tom Bol travels Route 66 with a Df D-SLR

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Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System

Revolutionary camera system designed for today’s picture taker.

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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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Destination Europe: Do a Little Research, Then Go Light on the Gear

Blaine Harrington on travel photography in Europe

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your DSLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 2

Master the technique of brightening up a photo with D-Lighting.

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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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Tips for Using Auto WB for Incandescent Lighting with the D5/D500

Three settings let you keep warm or cool whites in Auto…

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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Benefits of Using Fast Lenses in Low Light

A tip from Nikon Ambassador Lucas Gilman

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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A Nikon Ambassador's Photography in Cuba

Vincent Versace on photographing the culture and people of Cuba

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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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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

For folks who are used to only using Speedlights on the camera’s hot-shoe, wireless off-camera lighting may seem like a daunting proposition, but its easy with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. Set up a Speedlight or two (or more) and control their power output right from your Nikon D-SLR. Using your Speedlights off-camera will give your images more dramatic lighting than straight-on flash.

Corporate shooter David Tejada works on location. His subjects are found on job sites, industrial factory floors and executive offices. Because he works primarily on location, David brings a minimum amount of gear with him when he travels. Using just a few Speedlights, he’s able to create photographs that look as if the lighting set-ups were more complex.

A simple bounce technique—bouncing the light from a single Speedlight off of a wall will give you a large, soft light source with which to illuminate a portrait subject. The addition of an accent light will further separate your subject from the background. Speaking of the background, with a fast lens and large aperture, you can throw that background out of focus. David uses this technique to photograph a model in a long hallway that isn't photogenic—effectively getting rid of a drab, badly lit hallway.

Watch the video to learn how an off-camera, wireless Speedlight can turn a drab looking corridor into a Bokeh filled background for a great portrait.

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