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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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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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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

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

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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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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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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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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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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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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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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

Getting that "silky" look when photographing moving water isn't…

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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Want Images with Impact? Let Contrast Work for You.

Graphic power isn't always in the details.

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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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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

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

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and…

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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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Taking Close-up Photos

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

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One Shot: Purple Haze

Turning an ordinary photo into something special in-camera

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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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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

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

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Learning How to Use Your Camera's Histogram

The histogram is a useful tool that analyzes tonal range and helps in…

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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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In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

Learn the "tricks of the trade" from Moose Peterson.

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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How to Shoot a Silhouette

Photographing a subject in silhouette

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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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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens 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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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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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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The Importance of Quality Audio Capture

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

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

Understanding what all of those markings and designations on your lens really mean.

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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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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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