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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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Exposure Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

Get creative with your photography by using this age-old technique.

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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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Balancing Photo Exposures with Nikon's Active D-Lighting

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

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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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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When to Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters

How to use a graduated neutral density filter to decrease extreme light to…

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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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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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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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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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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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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Taking Great Photographs at Airshows

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

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Shooting Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets

Jim Harmer’s tips for photographing at dawn and dusk

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Night Photography

Reed Hoffmann's tips for great night photography

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High Dynamic Range Photography

Why and How to Shoot HDR Images

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Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night

How do I take pictures at dusk and at night?

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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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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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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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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Outside Shots: Go Long

Tony Sweet on revealing the invisible in images

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One Shot: Are We There Yet?

Gary Crabbe shoots The Subway in Zion National Park

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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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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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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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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Canyon Country Shooting

Tips for taking great photos of the Southwestern United States

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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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Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

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

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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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One Shot: City Lights

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

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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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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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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Day to Night Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to create the illusion of a night scene

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Speedlight Tutorial: Artificial Sunlight Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights to add a late afternoon look to a scene

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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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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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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 Pictures in Cold Weather

Weldon Lee has some tips to keep you taking pictures—even in the cold and snow.

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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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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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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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Repeating Flash Lighting Technique

Joe McNally uses the technique of repeating flash to capture the grace of balletic…

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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 1 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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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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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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Tips for Photographing Mountains

Making the most of mountains in landscape photographs

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Getting Creative with White Balance

Try getting creative with your camera's white balance for some interesting results.

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