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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

Nikon's SRS and Advanced SRS recognize the position, color, tones and…

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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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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Creative Lighting

For those who want to learn about creative lighting

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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Techniques: Flower Power

Focus Stacking for Close-Up Depth and Detail

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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How to Shoot a Silhouette

Photographing a subject in silhouette

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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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Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote…

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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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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

With a little patience you too can make great pictures of your pet cat or…

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Bright Ideas: Tips and Techniques for Photographing Jewelry

Jody Dole on photographing jewelry

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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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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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Tool Talk

Mike Corrado on the gear that shapes the light.

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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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COOLPIX Cameras and Cool Lighting with Speedlights

Lucas Gilman shows you how to use Speedlights with COOLPIX cameras

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Walkabout

Take a photo walk with Nikon pro Lindsay Silverman.

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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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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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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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AF Area Modes
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AF Area Modes

Nikon’s three AF area modes—single point AF, dynamic area AF and auto area AF—are designed to handle any…

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Subject Tracking

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

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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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Pet Mode

Nikon's new Pet mode lets you capture the expressions and actions of your pet cat or dog automatically.

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Smart Portrait System

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions,…

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When Center Composition can Elevate a Portrait

Tamara Lackey on portrait composition

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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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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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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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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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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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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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Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus

Three pros discuss using the AF-ON button for AF control

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Joe McNally: Shooting a Portrait with Speedlights

Joe McNally sets up a portrait on location using Speedlights

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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

Tom Bol's images inspire new ways of taking a portrait photo.

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

Depth-of-field for video

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Learning to shoot one aperture at a time

Nikon Ambassador Blair Bunting on understanding your lenses

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Top Tips for Shooting Stop-Motion Animation Video

Stop Motion video tips

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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Setting White Balance

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

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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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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

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

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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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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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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How a Sports Illustrated Photographer Shoots his Kid's Games

What can a Sports Illustrated photographer teach you about…

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Elements of Photography

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

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Assignment: Road Trip

Bob Krist pursues persons of interest

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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Better Sports Photography

Which settings should you use depending upon which sport you're photographing

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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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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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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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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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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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3D Mode

Capture images in 3D for viewing on 3D compatible HDTVs and computers.

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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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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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Route 66 Road Trip

Tom Bol travels Route 66 with a Df D-SLR

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Moiré & False Color

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

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What it Takes

David X. Tejada on minimalist lighting with Speedlights

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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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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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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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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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The Challenge of Bird Photography

B. Moose Peterson tells why photographing birds in the field is well worth the…

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HDSLR Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Your D-Movie Camera

Getting started with HDSLR video

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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