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Making Pictures in the Rain

Just because it's raining doesn't mean there aren't great pictures waiting to be made.

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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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Polarizing Filters Add POW to Pictures

An Easy to Use Accessory, Polarizing Filters Bring out the Color and Definition in…

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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When You Explore All Angles, Better Pictures Happen

Tom Bol explains how changing perspective can make a better image.

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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

Using the technique of light painting allows you to add depth and dimension to your…

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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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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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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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Vincent Versace

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

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James Balog

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

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One Shot: No Exit

Bill Durrence on ow a simple change can alter a photo’s feeling

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Brian Skerry: Below the Surface

An underwater photojournalist's stunning images

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

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

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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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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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

Taking great photographs of your own garden is easy with a few simple tips

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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Taking Close-up Photos

How do I take close-up photos of flowers and small objects?

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 3

Find out how to remove specks of dust on an image, with naturally looking results.

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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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Balancing Photo Exposures with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

Bring light to the shadows with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

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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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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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When Center Composition can Elevate a Portrait

Tamara Lackey on portrait composition

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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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Dedicated Time Release Movie Mode and Time Lapse Using the Built-in Interval Timer

Deciding which technique to use with…

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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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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One Shot: Purple Haze

Turning an ordinary photo into something special in-camera

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Getting Creative with Photos and Video

Tell better stories using the myriad of fun and artistic features built into Nikon…

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Cat Photography: Capturing Cats in Pictures

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

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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

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

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Taking Better Photos of Your Kids at Play

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

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One Shot: Supermoon

Sam Garcia photographs the Supermoon

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For Images with Impact, Consider the Positive Role of Negative Space

Randy Ziegler discusses negative space in…

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

Simple tips for photographers shooting HD video with Nikon D-SLRs.

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