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D-Movie Mode

Nikon advances D-Movie functionality with groundbreaking technologies.

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The Edge: Drum Circle

Mike Corrado on shooting concert photography using remote cameras

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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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Photographing the Night Sky

Astrophotography: tips for making great images of the stars, moon and night sky time-lapse

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Getting Creative with Photos and Video

Tell better stories using the myriad of fun and artistic features built into Nikon…

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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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Challenge Yourself as a Photographer

James Balog discusses the importance of challenging yourself in your photography

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Effects of Climate Change on Glaciers Through Time-Lapse

Jim Balog documents melting glaciers around the globe through…

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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 Record Audio: Tutorial on Audio Basics

Recording audio for HDSLR video

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

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

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For Memorable Family Vacation Photos, Focus First on Family

Tamara Lackey on taking great photos during family vacations

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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

Diana Robinson gets the color she wants with Picture Controls in-camera and…

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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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Bill Frakes

Sports and action photographer and multimedia artist Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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How to Film Using Autofocus, Rack Focus and Manual Focus Techniques

Focusing tips for HDSLR video shooting

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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Picture Controls Step-by-Step

Utilize Picture Controls in-camera or during post-processing to change the look of your…

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Capturing or Freezing Motion in Photos

Learn how to freeze the motion in an action scene or capture a blur to show…

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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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Using Picture Controls to Give your Video a “Look”

Picture Controls for video

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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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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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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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Outdoor Pursuit

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

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Pete Turner: Master of Color Photography

Pete Turner is a master of color, but he's also a master of content and mystery.

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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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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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7 Tips & Tricks to Taking Better Wedding Photographs

Joe McNally on how to take better wedding portraits

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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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Top Tip: If You Want to Shoot Video, Start by Thinking Video

Photographer Nick Didlick on transitioning from sill to…

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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The Importance of Composition When Shooting Nature

Pat O'Hara had to go far from home to really appreciate the…

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Moose Peterson: How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

Exposing so the Snow’s White and Six Other Tips for Great Winter…

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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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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Tips and Techniques For High Flying Photos

Tom Bol discusses taking photos from hot air balloons, planes and helicopters

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What Your Favorite Films Can Teach You About Making Films

Seen any good movies lately? Chances are you have, and chances are that within those enjoyable and memorable films were scenes of particularly strong impact. It's those scenes that can provide inspiration when you're planning and shooting your movie clips.    

That's the essence of Steve Heiner's Moving Pictures column in the spring issue of Nikon World magazine: scenes and techniques from your favorite films can trigger moviemaking ideas.

No matter if you have a scripted short film or the straightforward capture of a special occasion in mind, Steve suggests that "you really do know how that movie is going to look...because you're walking around with an incredible resource: memorable scenes and techniques from your favorite movies."

In the column Steve talks about a few of his favorite scenes and how one technique in particular—the use of low-angle/wide-angle shots in the film Raising Arizona—inspired him to make a short film of his own.

The Coen brothers' use of wide and low angles signaled a story in which unfamiliar perspectives on people, places and events were commonplace. Steve adapted that idea to add a touch of mystery to a pleasant walk in the park.

As director, producer, cameraperson and star of the film, Steve writes that he, "needed a way to put the camera down close to the ground and have it move with me as I walked." He found the way by turning a flag arm, which normally shields a camera from the sun, into a pendulum-like device that provided "a perspective other than my own."

View the film clip to see how Steve put inspiration into motion.

Read Steve Heiner's Moving Pictures column, from the Spring 2012 issue of Nikon World.

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