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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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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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VR Image Stabilization

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

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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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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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Understanding Focal Length

Focal length, usually represented in millimeters (mm), is the basic description of a…

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Basics of Exposure and Camera Controls

Ideal class for those who want to go beyond point & shoot photography

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Macro Lenses

Reproduce objects up to life size using a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR Lens

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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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 of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images to restore the shadow and highlight details that are…

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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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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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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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You’re the Guest: How to Capture Unique Photos at a Wedding

Abby Liga discusses getting great photos when you're a…

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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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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Lighting Cars for Studio Shots

Blair Bunting on photographing cars in the studio

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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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You Can Successfully Shoot in Bright Sunlight

Cliff Mautner on photography in the midday sun

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Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

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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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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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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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