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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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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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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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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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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your D-SLR?

Learn what the different types of NIKKOR lenses are and which ones will…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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We've redesigned the site to make it easier to find
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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.