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Online Exclusive: Slow Motion

Add variety to your videos with slow motion footage

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Shooting Wirelessly with the Nikon WR-R10 and WR-T10 Wireless Remotes

Learn how easy it is to use the WR-R10/WR-T10 for…

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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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How to Record Audio: Tutorial on Audio Basics

Recording audio for HDSLR video

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First Look: The All-Seeing, 360° Nikon Action Cam

Corey Rich describes his experience shooting with the KeyMission 360

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Using Variable Neutral Density Filters to Adjust Exposure in DSLR Video

Adjusting exposure with Variable ND filters

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Video Composition Rules: Establishing, Medium and Close-up Shots

Composition tips for video

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Setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5 for Networking: HTTP Mode or FTP Server

Video tutorial on setting up the D4S/D4 and WT-5…

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Wired and Wireless File Transfer

Wired or wireless options lets you transfer image files from the camera to computer when…

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What is XQD and Why Should I Use it?

Benefits of the XQD media card format explained

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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VR Image Stabilization

VR image stabilization technology detects vertical and horizontal movement and offsets it by…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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One Shot: On the Beach

Deborah Sandidge on shooting crashing ocean waves

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The Importance of Learning Photography Fundamentals

Bambi Cantrell on the importance of learning fundamentals

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Do a Test Run for Important Portrait Shoots

Dave Black discusses setting up shoots in advance

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Make Every Minute on a Shoot Count

Joe McNally discusses utilizing your shooting time well

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Following Your Heart for Great Images

Robin Layton discusses making great images

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Be Passionate about Personal Photography Projects

Sandro discusses the importance of personal projects

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'Shooting the Curl' Gets a Whole New Meaning

Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it.

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20 Tips for Great Graduation Day Photos

Tips for taking great photos of your young graduate on their big day

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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 Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Camera Support Tips for Shooting Steady Video

Great movies start with great shooting. Moviemaking differs from still photography in this manner, in that with stills, you can pick a fast shutter speed to help you keep the image sharp while shooting; but with movies, shaky shots will be more than detrimental to your story, they will detract from the message you’re trying to get across. Your movies will benefit from these five easy tips for shooting steady video with your Nikon HDSLR (or COOLPIX or Nikon 1 camera for that matter).

  1. Basic camera support and handling—holding the camera securely is the best way to ensure your movie footage will be sharp and easy to view. The correct stance for holding the camera while standing is with your feet slightly apart, and your elbows drawn into your body. We like to cradle the camera in the left hand with the right hand on the grip.

  2. Using the taut neck strap trick—with the camera’s strap around your neck, hold the camera in front of you, with the strap taut. Doing so keeps you from making jarring movements and helps to stabilize video. While holding the camera this way, you can pivot or even walk while steadily shooting video footage.

  3. Lean your body on a nearby structure—when shooting video and you have the ability to lean on a fence, wall or other structure for support, do so. Leaning on such a structure will give you the stability you need to capture great video.

  4. Use a tripod—a tripod is one of the best ways to secure your HDSLR while shooting video. Use a good tripod that is designed for use with the weight of the camera that you own, and a fluid head (often sold separately from the tripod) to ensure smooth pans and tilts.

  5. Use a monopod—a monopod is another good option for steadying your camera while shooting video. You can stay in one position or spin or move the monopod to introduce movement into your shot. Because the monopod is resting on the ground, the movements will be smooth, which makes for easy viewing.

Remember to check your HDSLR camera's User's Manual for instructions on its particular menu navigation and dial layout.

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