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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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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 Read Your Camera Manual

Your camera manual, it's not a novel, so don't try reading it cover to cover.

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Getting Started: How to Change a D-SLR Lens

Learn the steps to changing your camera's lens.

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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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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Preserve and Protect: Got a Backup Plan for Your Photos?

Don't lose those precious photos. Make sure you've got a backup…

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Setting White Balance

How do I set my camera’s white balance for different lighting situations?

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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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How to Read Your NIKKOR Lens Barrel

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

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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Welcome to the NEW
Nikon Learn & Explore

We've redesigned the site to make it easier to find
stories you care about, get tips and advice from pros,
learn new shooting techniques, discover classes and
workshops—in short, help you find new inspiration
every time you visit. (And we hope you visit often.)

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Access all the photography techniques, advice and inspiration of Nikon's Learn & Explore anytime, anywhere with the free app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
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Take your photographic knowledge to the next level; get a working understanding of your camera's features; learn how to create HD-SLR videos; discover how to edit your images using Capture NX2 software and more.

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Learn more about the Nikon D-SLR or Nikon 1 camera you own by watching an interactive product tutorial!
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And get great tips and techniques to try next time you go shooting!

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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.