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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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One Shot: Are We There Yet?

Gary Crabbe shoots The Subway in Zion National Park

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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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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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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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Photographing the Night Sky

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

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One Shot: After Image

Jack Dyking on seeing in color and thinking in B&W

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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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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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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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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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Panoramas

Simple Steps to Big Pictures

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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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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

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

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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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Master Class: Just Watch and Learn

Steve Heiner discusses moviemaking inspiration

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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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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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Photograph Family and Friends During the Holidays

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

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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.