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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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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 Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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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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Basic Underwater Photography Tips

5 tips to taking better photos under the sea

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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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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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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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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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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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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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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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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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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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Control Color for Maximum Impact

David Mendelsohn shoots color as monochrome

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COOLPIX: Top Choice for Vacation Camera

Nikon's compact digital cameras are packed with features that let you make great…

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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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How to Photograph Lightning

Storm chaser Jim Reed offers valuable tips for making photos of lighning while staying safe.

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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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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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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

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

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Nikon Cinema: Beautiful Food, Captured Beautifully

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

Learn how Elke Talbot created her mouth watering video of a cake being created from the mixing of ingredients to putting the icing on the cake! Watch the video and learn how you can turn an everyday moment into cinematic art.