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Rich Clarkson: The Right Place at the Right Time to Get the Shots

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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Pete Turner: Master of Color Photography

Pete Turner is a master of color, but he's also a master of content and mystery.

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Tips for Shooting Sports

Sports shooter Bill Sallaz knows what he wants and where to stand in order to get it

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Photographing Commercial Assignments with a Sports Angle

Find out how quick veteran photographer John Huet needed to be…

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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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In the Moment

Commerical photographer John Huet love to make it up as he goes along.

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Photographing People Using Wireless Lighting Techniques

Tom Bol's images inspire new ways of taking a portrait photo.

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Outdoor Pursuit

Bill Hatcher photographs the impossible—well, let's say the extremely difficult.

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How to Choose Your Next D-SLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your D-SLR

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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Lindsey Byrnes on Rock & Roll Photography

Video interview of pro shooter Lindsey Byrnes on photography and getting…

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Extreme Adventure

Adventure photographer Corey Rich goes to great lengths—and great heights— to get the shot.

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Nikon World Online Exclusive: Deep North

Corey Rich documents a first ascent in Northern Alaska's Brooks Range.

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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How to Choose Your Next Nikon 1 Lens

Go beyond your Nikon 1 camera's kit lens

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Action Photography: Shooting in Extreme Locations

Photographer Beth Wald doesn't just shoot from the sidelines; she's in…

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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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Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

A photo book is a great way to share your images with the world.

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Cliff Mautner: King of Hearts

Cliff Mautner's unique style has made him a successful and in-demand wedding photographer.

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Tips from a Model Turned Professional Photographer

See how photographer Nancy Brown turned a 20-year modeling career in…

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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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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

For Cherie Steinberg being a wedding photographer means wearing more than…

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Miles of Aisles

Kevin Kubota establishes his clients' comfort level before the wedding, so that on the big day they will…

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Bill Coleman: A Long Term Photo Project

Whether shooting the Amish of Pennsylvania or the landscapes of Maine or Italy,…

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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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Building Your Creative Team

Dixie Dixon on building a creative support team

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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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Mentor Trekking in Costa Rica with Bill Durrence

A Mentor Series instructor leads a group of photo trekkers through the…

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10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

Nature photographer Rod Planck offers tips for shooting colorful fall foliage

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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Group Effort: Growing Your Skills in a Camera Club

Benefits of joining a camera club

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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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Capturing Moments in a Wedding Day

Cliff Mautner discusses capturing wedding day moments

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Moose Peterson: How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

Exposing so the Snow’s White and Six Other Tips for Great Winter…

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Using Your Nikon Camera's Built-in Wi-Fi

Step-by-step set-up guide to using the built-in Wi-Fi feature of Nikon cameras

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Jody Dole Photographs Objects that Catch His Eye

See how commercial shooter Jody Dole uses anything and everything to…

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One Shot: Crop Factor

Carol Freeman field tests the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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Photo Tips from Across America

Nikon training specialist, Kristine Bosworth, covers the country and sends photography…

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The Anatomy of a Powerful Image

Jerry Ghionis on creating powerful wedding imagery

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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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Route 66 Road Trip

Tom Bol travels Route 66 with a Df D-SLR

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Nikon Capture NX-D Software

Overview of Nikon's software for image processing and editing

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Take a New Look at an Everyday Object

Robin Layton discusses opening your eyes to looking at subjects differently

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Video Tutorial Series: Getting Started with your Nikon D3300 D-SLR

Series of six videos to help you set-up and shoot and…

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Lessons from a Travel Photographer

Attention to details has helped make Rosanne Pennella the successful travel…

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One Shot: Spin Doctor

Mark Alberhasky on why images may work in multiple ways

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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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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

Spend a day at the zoo with wildlife photographer Julie Larsen Maher

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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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John Shaw: A Photographer's Vision Simplified

See how one of the foremost nature, outdoor and natural history…

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A Pro's Tips for the Best Children's Photos

Tamara Lackey on taking great pictures of kids

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The Importance of Composition When Shooting Nature

Pat O'Hara had to go far from home to really appreciate the…

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Thomas D. Mangelsen Understands the Behavior of the Animals he Photographs

Photography is about much more than taking…

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Shooting the Effects of Global Warming

Gary Braasch follows the evidence; the power of photography does the rest.

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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Think About Your Subject Before You Begin Shooting

Find out why thinking about your photos can be as important as taking…

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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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.