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How to Film Using Autofocus, Rack Focus and Manual Focus Techniques

Focusing tips for HDSLR video shooting

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Reflex Action: A Surf Photographer's Top Tips

Surf shooter Jay Watson offers tips for getting great surfing action photos

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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HDSLR Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Your D-Movie Camera

Getting started with HDSLR video

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Lighting for Video with AE-Lock Tutorial

Basic lighting tips for shooting video

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Photographing Water Using the Multiplication Factor Technique

Ever wonder how the water in those photos looks so smooth?…

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Critical Focus: Getting the Most From Your D800

Michael Clark on getting the most out of your D800 HD-SLR

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Capturing the Essence of an Athlete in Photographs

Although many photographers look for the perfect moment, what Dave…

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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'Shooting the Curl' Gets a Whole New Meaning

Welcome to the surf as Clark Little sees it.

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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FOCUS First: A System for Better Photos

Mark Alberhasky's 5 step system for taking better pictures

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Using an HDMI Recorder and External Monitor with Your HDSLR

Options for viewing and recording when shooting video

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How to Use Aperture and ND Filters to Control the Depth-of-Field in Movies

Depth-of-field for video

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How a Sports Illustrated Photographer Shoots his Kid's Games

What can a Sports Illustrated photographer teach you about…

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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Careful planning or just being lucky—both can work in your favor.

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Introduction to ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed & Other Advanced Settings for HDSLR Video

Advanced settings for HDSLR video

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Jim Richardson: Why Fast Lenses Make All the Difference

When You’re Constantly on the Move, Fast Glass Makes Tough Shots…

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Taking Your Wide-Angle Lens to the Edge

Moose Peterson discusses shooting ultra wide vistas

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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The Stories that Can be Told Through Photography

Commercial photographer Arthur Meyerson likes his photos to say the most…

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Bambi Cantrell

Wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Photographing it All

With experience as a newspaper photographer and close to 20 years with Sports Illustrated, George…

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Welcome to the NEW
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We've redesigned the site to make it easier to find
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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.