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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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Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Capturing the action of a sporting event is easy when you follow a few simple…

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Take Better Portraits

Tips for taking a good portrait photo

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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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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Understanding Focal Length

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

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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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Capture NX 2: Lesson 4

Discover how to quickly sharpen the eyes of a portrait subject.

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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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Speedlight Tutorial: Bounce Technique

David Tejada uses Speedlights wirelessly for pleasing portrait illumination

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Understanding Maximum Aperture

Learn how aperture affects the end-result image.

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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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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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Doug Gordon

Wedding and portrait photographer Doug Gordon is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Flash Photography on Location

Ami Vitale on using a single Speedlight for illumination

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Picture Controls Step-by-Step

Utilize Picture Controls in-camera or during post-processing to change the look of your…

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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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Robin Layton

Fine art/portrait photographer Robin Layton is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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Bokeh for Beginners

Have your subjects stand apart from the background with this easy technique

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Sandro

Commercial photographer and filmmaker Sandro is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Andrew Hancock

Sports photographer Andrew Hancock is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Jerry Ghionis

Wedding and portrait photographer Jerry Ghionis is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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.