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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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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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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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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 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on 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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Octavio Aburto: Transitions

Underwater photography preserving marine life

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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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Getting Creative with Photos and Video

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

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Pro View: Total Immersion

Rob Van Petten shoots with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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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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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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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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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

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

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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Picture Controls Step-by-Step

Utilize Picture Controls in-camera or during post-processing to change the look of your…

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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

Diana Robinson gets the color she wants with Picture Controls in-camera and…

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Nikon Cinema: Using DSLRs for Cutting Edge Effects, 3D Capture & Augmented Reality

The Nikon Cinema website is a celebration of all things HD-SLR filmmaking.

Learn how Alexx Henry's Nikon-powered xxArray™ is powering the next phase of ultra-realistic immersive imagery, better known as 3D imaging. See how the 64 cameras of the Nikon-powered xxArray™ are creating the content for 3D digital magazines and can even place you into augmented reality.