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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

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

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Capture NX 2: Lesson 2

Master the technique of brightening up a photo with D-Lighting.

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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

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Master Class: Just Watch and Learn

Steve Heiner discusses moviemaking inspiration

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Nikon Resources to Find the Photography Information You Need

Here are some tips to help you find the information you…

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What Your Favorite Films Can Teach You About Making Films

Steve Heiner creates a short D-movie based on blockbusters that…

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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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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot lunar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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Photographing the Night Sky

Astrophotography: tips for making great images of the stars, moon and night sky time-lapse

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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

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

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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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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Online Exclusive: Slow Motion

Add variety to your videos with slow motion footage

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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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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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

Sometimes showing just a hint of your subject can be more compelling…

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Moose Peterson

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

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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Control Color for Maximum Impact

David Mendelsohn shoots color as monochrome

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Outside Shots: Go Long

Tony Sweet on revealing the invisible in images

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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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Converting Motion Snapshots for Viewing on a Computer

Simple how-to guide to converting Motion Snapshot files on a Mac or…

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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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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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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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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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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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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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Vincent Versace

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

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Getting the "Cool" Look

My daughter, Kiara, wanted some pictures of herself with her new guitar. She was looking for some…

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

The holidays are prime picture-taking time. Get some great tips on…

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Preserve and Protect: Got a Backup Plan for Your Photos?

Don't lose those precious photos. Make sure you've got a backup…

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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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Boudoir Photography: Creating the Sensual Image

Trendy boudoir photography by CherieFoto.

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Call for entries opens September 15, 2014

The Nikon Photo Contest nurtures an aspirational community that supports photographers and filmmakers who wish to share important stories and influence the way people think through images. Call for entries is open from September 15 through December 15, 2014.