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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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Setting Up Your D4S or D4 DSLR for Networking with the WT-5

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S and WT-5A for wireless…

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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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Flash Points: The Control of Light

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

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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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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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Scene Recognition System and Advanced SRS

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

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

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

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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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Mothers' Days: Good Timing and Great Locations Result in Memorable Maternity Photographs

Beth Wade discusses tips for…

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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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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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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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Video Tutorial Series: Getting Started with your Nikon D3300 DSLR

Series of six videos to help you set-up and shoot and…

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Photo Editing with Nikon's Capture NX 2

Learn to use editing features of Capture NX 2 software to get the most from your…

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Popular Nikon Lenses for Shooting Video

Primer on popular NIKKOR lenses for HD video shooting

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Shooting the Full Moon with the COOLPIX P900

Using the Moon Scene Mode and 83x zoom of the COOLPIX P900

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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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Group Effort: Growing Your Skills in a Camera Club

Benefits of joining a camera club

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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Online Exclusive: Time Lapse Photography Adds Interest to your D-Movies

Speed up time with interval shooting.

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Elements of Photography

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

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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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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Live Image Control

Nikon 1 technology helps you take great pictures

Nikon 1 cameras incorporate various technologies that make it easier than ever to take great pictures. One of these technologies, incorporated into select Nikon 1 models is Live Image Control.

Live Image Control lets you preview how changes to various settings will affect the final image in real time, so you can make better pictures. Live Image Control will show the changes in Active D-Lighting, Background Softening, Motion Control and Brightness Control, in real-time on the camera's LCD, as you change the settings.

When using Live Image Control, you simply use the sliders on the side of the image to increase or reduce the selected effect.

Active D-Lighting optimizes high contrast images—where there are both bright areas (highlights) and dark areas (shadows) that you want to expose for correctly. Sometimes, when you expose for the highlights, the shadows won’t have enough detail and vice-versa. Active D-Lighting makes sure that the entire image is exposed properly.

Motion Control lets you choose whether you want motion blurred, sharp or somewhere in between. The camera does this by controlling the shutter speed—a faster shutter speed will freeze motion or action and a slow shutter speed will blur motion or action.

Background Softening lets you control whether you want the background of your photo sharp or blurred. The camera does this by controlling the aperture—a wide aperture means that there will be little depth-of-field, so the background will be blurred or softly out of focus; while a small aperture will have more depth-of-field, meaning the photo will be sharp in the foreground and the background.

Brightness Control lets you decide how bright or dark you want your photo to be.

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