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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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10 Tips on How To Leverage Social Media in Your Photography Business

Dixie Dixon on leveraging social media for your…

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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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A Snapshot of Digital Photography in the US

A look at digital photography statistics in the US

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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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Dixie Dixon

Commercial and fashion photographer Dixie Dixon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Ami Vitale

Photographer and multimedia journalist Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Thomas D. Mangelsen Understands the Behavior of the Animals he Photographs

Photography is about much more than taking…

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Photographing it All

With experience as a newspaper photographer and close to 20 years with Sports Illustrated, George…

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

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

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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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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiers and snowboarders

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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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How to Photograph Lightning

Storm chaser Jim Reed offers valuable tips for making photos of lighning while staying safe.

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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot lunar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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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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The Inspired Image

Communication is key for Dixie Dixon in creating stunning images

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The Edge: Drum Circle

Mike Corrado on shooting concert photography using remote cameras

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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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Master Class: Just Watch and Learn

Steve Heiner discusses moviemaking inspiration

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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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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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Yes, I Pan: Pursuing the Bigger Picture

Tony Sweet on creating panoramas

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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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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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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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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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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

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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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Robin Layton

Fine art/portrait photographer Robin Layton is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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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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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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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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Ron Magill

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Brian Skerry

Photojournalist Brian Skerry is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Action Photography: Shooting in Extreme Locations

Photographer Beth Wald doesn't just shoot from the sidelines; she's in…

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Time Travels

Steve Heiner shares the art of time-lapse videos.

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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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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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Bill Frakes

BIO:

Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated staff photographer based in Florida. His production company, Straw Hat Visuals, produces content that is cross-purposed across multiple platforms reaching maximum viewers.

Bill has worked in all 50 states and in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients, including Apple, Nike, Manfrotto, Coca Cola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Kodak, and Reebok. He directs music videos and television ads. Editorially his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. His still photographs and short documentary films have been featured on hundreds of websites as well as on most major television networks.

He won the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition; he was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew; he was awarded the Gold Medal by World Press Photo. Bill has also been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged and by the Overseas Press club for distinguished foreign reporting. He has received hundreds of national and international awards for his work.

Bill has taught at the University of Miami, the University of Florida and the University of Kansas as an adjunct professor and lecturer. During the last five years he has lectured at more than 100 universities discussing multimedia and photojournalism. He is on the faculty of Kelby Training. In 2010 and 2013 he served on the World Press Photo jury.

Many years ago, a young American mother named Agnes Frakes pointed out images all around her tiny Nebraska town to her four-year-old son Bill: a cat’s shadow, a pool of oil beneath a car, his own name etched in a cookie tray of caramel popcorn. The boy looked at the objects and saw nothing. ‘Look again,’ she said. ‘There is always more there than what your eye sees…’ Twenty-five years later the boy became one of the most accomplished sports photographers in the world. 

—James McBride, part of his introduction in the book “Family: A Celebration of Humanity.”

If you can fall in love everyday, that's the first step to being a great photographer.