Sixteen celebrated contemporary photographers
Meet the Nikon Ambassadors!
Nikon Ambassadors are some of the most talented and influential visual artists working in the business today. These gifted, spirited storytellers go above and beyond most, and are admired for their passion, energy and commitment to their craft. Their investment in, and trust, of the Nikon brand are cornerstones to their image making abilities.
As a loyal Nikon partner, Nikon Ambassadors’ commitment and contributions to the photographic industry throughout their careers have influenced and inspired photographers around the world; while their desire to educate and empower other image makers around them has become a part of their daily business. From workshops to trade show platforms, online learning and social media; Nikon Ambassadors represent the most versatile and ambitious photographers today. These visual artists are respected around the globe for their vision and accomplishments.
The dedication to advancing the art of visual storytelling while embracing and mastering the latest technologies and trends in the field are paramount to these photographers being selected as Nikon Ambassadors.
As the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era, these contemporary photographers' advanced techniques, unprecedented creativity and tenacious approach to imaging solutions is demonstrated assignment after assignment, each and every time they pick up a Nikon camera.
Learn & Explore Tip of the Day
When you want to tell a story with your photographs, take multiple pictures—close-ups, wide-angle views, different perspectives. A photo essay can include as few as three photos or as many as it takes to fully document a subject, and will often tell a better story than just one image.
Adding objects—man-made or natural—to a landscape will add interest and scale.
When shooting video of an event, add interviews for a unique viewpoint. Shooting a birthday party—talk to the birthday boy or girl; shooting your kids sport—interview them or the coach—at a wedding—ask the bride and groom to comment.
When shooting food, the shallower the depth of field the better. This helps to further separate the subject (the dish) from the background.
March is National Scrapbooking Month! Celebrate by taking photos every day and writing down your thoughts about each one—or go all-out and create a scrapbook of the month’s photographs.
When shooting an image that has a subject looking off to one side, compose your photograph so there is more space where the subject is looking. This will give your photograph more of a natural feeling.
Lead the viewer into your image by composing the photo using leading lines. Leading lines “lead” the eye through the image to the most important subject.
You can make great pictures of falling snow. For moody photos of a snowfall, set your camera to B&W/monochrome for a unique perspective.
Find a photography club or group and sharpen your skills. Many community colleges have gatherings of photographers, or check Meetup.com to find a group nearby. You could also join an online photography community such as Flickr to get feedback and critiques of your photography.
For those of you who want to get into shooting concerts and musicians, start with a friend’s band first, to get used to photographing musicians in action.