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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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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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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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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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Live Image Control

Live Image Control lets you preview how certain settings will affect your final image

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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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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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How to Choose Your Next Nikon 1 Lens

Go beyond your Nikon 1 camera's kit lens

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How to Use Aperture and ND Filters to Control the Depth-of-Field in Movies

Depth-of-field for video

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Jim Richardson: Why Fast Lenses Make All the Difference

When You’re Constantly on the Move, Fast Glass Makes Tough Shots…

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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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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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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Using legacy NIKKOR lenses with the Nikon Df

How to set the Df to accept legacy Non-Ai or Ai lenses

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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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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your D-SLR?

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

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One Shot: Crop Factor

Carol Freeman field tests the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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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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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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How to Choose Your Next D-SLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your D-SLR

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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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Vibration Reduction

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

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Taking Your Wide-Angle Lens to the Edge

Moose Peterson discusses shooting ultra wide vistas

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Taking Close-up Photos

How do I take close-up photos of flowers and small objects?

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Making Pictures in the Rain

Just because it's raining doesn't mean there aren't great pictures waiting to be made.

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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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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

Spend a day at the zoo with wildlife photographer Julie Larsen Maher

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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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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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Workshop: Waterworld

Michael Clark on shooting on the water

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

Getting that "silky" look when photographing moving water isn't…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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Macro Lenses

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

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ISO Control

For digital photography, ISO refers to the sensitivity of the camera's sensor. The ISO setting is one of…

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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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Second Time Around

Take a closer look at some of our classic lenses updated with the latest technology.

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Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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New Directions: The D750 Inspires Creating, and Sharing, New Images

Lindsay Silverman shoots with the D750 DSLR

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3D Color Matrix Metering II

This system of evaluating light determines the best possible exposure for a particular…

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Nikon F-Mount

The Nikon F-mount makes a host of lenses available to photographers.

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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Moiré & False Color

The role of the optical low pass filter in D-SLRs.

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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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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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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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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

For Cherie Steinberg being a wedding photographer means wearing more than…

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 9

Find out how to brighten up the dark edges of an image caused by vignetting.

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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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Subject Tracking

Subject Tracking enhances your shooting experience by automatically adjusting focus as it follows the…

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Walkabout

Take a photo walk with Nikon pro Lindsay Silverman.

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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Getting Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

Getting sharper, more in-focus pictures can be as simple as learning how…

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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Nikon Celebrates the 80th Anniversary of NIKKOR

NIKKOR Lenses: 80 Years at the Heart of Your Images

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Introduction to ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed & Other Advanced Settings for HDSLR Video

Advanced settings for HDSLR video

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Moose Peterson: Light Lessons

Seeing light opens up your photographic creativity

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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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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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DX NIKKOR Lenses

Nikon Digital SLRs FX and DX sensors

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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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Want Images with Impact? Let Contrast Work for You.

Graphic power isn't always in the details.

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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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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