Nikon Americas USA

121ArticlesRemaining

4.1 Rating
Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Moose Peterson

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
A Nikon Ambassador's Photography in Cuba

Vincent Versace on photographing the culture and people of Cuba

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

NEW
Read
Viewing
In the Moment

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Dixie Dixon

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
How to Photograph Lightning

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.3 Rating
Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Bright Ideas: Tips and Techniques for Photographing Jewelry

Jody Dole on photographing jewelry

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Challenge Yourself as a Photographer

James Balog discusses the importance of challenging yourself in your photography

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.0 Rating
Create a Visual Meme With Your Photos & Quick Wit!

Learn how to create a Meme with your own digital photographs that you…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Portrait & Lighting Workshop

Nikon School hands-on workshop on portraits and lighting

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Treating Everyone on Set with Respect

Blair Bunting on respecting everyone on set

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Shooting in Inclement Weather

Corey Rich discusses shooting in bad weather

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Ami Vitale

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Jerry Ghionis

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.9 Rating
Tamara Lackey

Lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
What Do You Look for in a Wedding Photographer?

Tips on what to look for when choosing a wedding photographer

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Cliff Mautner

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.9 Rating
Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Robin Layton

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Taking Better Photographs on the Water

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

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.1 Rating
Using Shadows for Dimension in Photographs

Joe McNally explains how shadows add dimension

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Using Shadows and Light in Your Photographs

Cliff Maunter on using shadows and light

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

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

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

Video interview of pro shooter Lindsey Byrnes on photography and getting…

NEW
Read
Viewing
Virtual Horizon
3.1 Rating
Virtual Horizon

Electronic Virtual Horizon will help ensure level horizons in your images.

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Landscape and Travel Photography

Ideal for those who want to take their travel & landscape photography to the next level

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.3 Rating
Quick and Easy Photography Tips and Tricks

Nikon's Lindsay Silverman offers photo tips

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
2.8 Rating
What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

Shoot simultaneously or save a frame options with the D4 or D4s…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Vincent Versace

Fine art, commercial and nature photographer Vincent Versace is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.3 Rating
Elements of Photography

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.5 Rating
Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks

The Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks provide an incredible hands-on learning…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Understanding Focal Length

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

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
James Balog

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.6 Rating
Bill Frakes

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.0 Rating
Through the Eyes of a Child

Simple tips for children to learn to take better photos

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Bokeh for Beginners

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.1 Rating
Tips for Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.9 Rating
Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

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

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

Advanced

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.0 Rating
The Importance of Learning Photography Fundamentals

Bambi Cantrell on the importance of learning fundamentals

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Knowing a Sport Before Shooting

Dave Black on knowing a sport's timing before going to shoot it

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
The Importance of Pro Bono Work

Sandro speaks to the importance of doing pro bono work

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Photographing it All

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.4 Rating
Online Exclusive: Slow Motion

Add variety to your videos with slow motion footage

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.8 Rating
One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.8 Rating
One Shot: Stamps of Approval

Cindy Dyer's imagery becomes US Postage Stamps

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.7 Rating
Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.9 Rating
Tips for Shooting Sports

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
3.4 Rating
Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

Taking photos of your kids while at play make great images; next time you’re…

NEW
Read
Viewing
0.0 Rating

Be the first to rate

Miles of Aisles

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

NEW
Read
Viewing
5.0 Rating
Thomas D. Mangelsen Understands the Behavior of the Animals he Photographs

Photography is about much more than taking…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.2 Rating
Capturing the Essence of an Athlete in Photographs

Although many photographers look for the perfect moment, what Dave…

NEW
Read
Viewing
4.5 Rating
Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

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

Beginner

NEW
Read
Viewing

Blair Bunting

BIO:

In very short time, Blair Bunting has become one of the most recognized names in commercial photography for automotive, sports and celebrity advertising campaigns. Known for his lighting and aggressive approach to detail, he has created a style of ultra realism that defines a line between the surreal and reality itself.

Blair’s career began with his father helping to teach him about photography for a high school class, however early on he had a passion for the art. It was at that point that his father gave him his very first camera, a Nikon F. The camera still sits on Blair’s desk at home to remind him of the humble beginnings of his career.

Blair has had the good fortune to shoot campaigns around the globe for a diversified list of clients that range from television shows shot for The Discovery Channel to athletes photographed for Muscle Milk. In August of 2008 he decided to try photographing autos, not out of a quest for work, but in an attempt to create some images to put on his walls. He began shooting ad campaigns for Chevrolet two months later.

Even with the success and recognition that Blair has received in the photographic world, he still holds true that his most important legacy will be helping other photographers be successful in their careers. On set he constantly pushes the idea that everyone is equally important, from the assistant to the photographer. This demeanor and approach towards comfortable shoots has made for clients that return for years.

Often describing his own life as, “quite a random existence,” many of his accomplishments have come from outside of the photographic field itself. From being chosen as the honorary commander of a US Air Force fighter squadron to becoming an ambassador to his favorite watchmaker (Maurice Lacroix), his life has been anything but ordinary. However, he will always consider his greatest honor to be that of marrying his wife, Erin.

I don’t deserve the opportunities that photography has given me, but I will forever be grateful for them. I hope that my success will not be measured by my images, but rather those that [my] images have inspired.

Welcome to the NEW
Nikon Learn & Explore

We've redesigned the site to make it easier to find
stories you care about, get tips and advice from pros,
learn new shooting techniques, discover classes and
workshops—in short, help you find new inspiration
every time you visit. (And we hope you visit often.)

Get the Learn & Explore iPhone App

Access all the photography techniques, advice and inspiration of Nikon's Learn & Explore anytime, anywhere with the free app for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®.
photo of two iPhones with the Nikon L&E app on the screens

Take Today's Poll

Along with the new look of Learn & Explore, we've added polls. Make your opinion count and check back often to participate in new polls.

Attend Nikon School

Take your photographic knowledge to the next level; get a working understanding of your camera's features; learn how to create DSLR videos; discover how to edit your images using Capture NX2 software and more.