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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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How to Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures

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

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

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

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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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Balancing Photo Exposures with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

Bring light to the shadows with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

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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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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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Polarizing Filters Add POW to Pictures

An Easy to Use Accessory, Polarizing Filters Bring out the Color and Definition in…

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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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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

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

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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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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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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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Joe McNally and the new SB-910 AF Speedlight

Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Campaign Shoot

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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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Lighting Techniques: Light Painting

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

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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First Frame: Under Control

Todd Bretl on shooting underwater 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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How to Capture the “Wow” Factor

Photographer Evan Williams on shooting stunning photographs

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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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One Shot: City Lights

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

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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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Workshop: Waterworld

Michael Clark on shooting on the water

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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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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

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

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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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Dedicated Time Release Movie Mode and Time Lapse Using the Built-in Interval Timer

Deciding which technique to use with…

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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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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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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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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Control Color for Maximum Impact

David Mendelsohn shoots color as monochrome

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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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Getting Creative with Photos and Video

Tell better stories using the myriad of fun and artistic features built into Nikon…

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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 Photographing Birds

Birds make great subjects for photographs; tips for capturing them with your camera.

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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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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Taking Close-up Photos

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

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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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Pro View: Total Immersion

Rob Van Petten shoots with the COOLPIX AW110

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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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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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

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

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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.