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Taking Close-up Photos

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

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Creatively Photographing Objects Up Close

The idea that less is more can be applied to the subject matter in your photos.

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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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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro 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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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

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

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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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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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A Light in the Forest

Rod Planck on photographing critters in the field with a Speedlight

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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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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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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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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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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Taking Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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Master Class: Just Watch and Learn

Steve Heiner discusses moviemaking inspiration

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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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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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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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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

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

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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Outside Shots: Go Long

Tony Sweet on revealing the invisible in images

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Workshop: Waterworld

Michael Clark on shooting on the water

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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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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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

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

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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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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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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

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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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Flash Points: The Control of Light

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

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of Your Kid's Sports

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Photo Ops in Philadelphia

Subject Suggestions from a Seasoned Pro

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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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Pro View: Total Immersion

Rob Van Petten shoots with the COOLPIX AW110

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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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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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Getting Started: Memory Cards and Batteries

Take care of the little things, and you'll be ready for the big things.

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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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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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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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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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One Shot: City Lights

Mark Alberhasky's silhouette of people against bright Times Square signage

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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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One Shot: Are We There Yet?

Gary Crabbe shoots The Subway in Zion National Park

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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 Started: How to Hold Your D-SLR Camera

Getting sharper, more in-focus pictures can be as simple as learning how…

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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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Sandro

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Sandro is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

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

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