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Summit Series of Photography Workshops

Come to the Summit for the ultimate workshop experience in all areas of…

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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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Corey Rich

Adventure photographer Corey Rich is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography and multimedia work.

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Dave Black

Sports and commercial photographer Dave Black is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Lucas Gilman

Adventure sports and multimedia storyteller Lucas Gilman is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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Bill Frakes

Sports and action photographer and multimedia artist Bill Frakes is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his…

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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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Superstar: D4 Delivers High Speed Performance

Learn about the features of Nikon's new flagship D-SLR

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Sports Shooter Academy Workshop

Sports Shooter Academy gives you the opportunity to work with pros in a hands-on…

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Wherever the Adventure…

Underwater photos & movies with the COOLPIX AW110

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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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How a Sports Illustrated Photographer Shoots his Kid's Games

What can a Sports Illustrated photographer teach you about…

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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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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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D-Movie Mode

Nikon advances D-Movie functionality with groundbreaking technologies.

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of Your Kid's Sports

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Better Sports Photography

Which settings should you use depending upon which sport you're photographing

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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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In the Moment

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

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Blair Bunting

Commercial photographer Blair Bunting 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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Photographing it All

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

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

Rich Clarkson, an acclaimed photojournalist, who…

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Understanding Focal Length

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

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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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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Sandro

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

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A Snapshot of Digital Photography in the US

A look at digital photography statistics in the US

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Action and People Photography

For those who want to take better people and action photos

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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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Nikon School Presents: Mom's Night Out

Nikon School's Mom's Night Out is full of tips for taking fun family photos

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Competitive Edge

Andrew Hancock on sports photography

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What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video

Shoot simultaneously or save a frame options with the D4 or D4s…

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Reaction Time

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

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Just Say Mo. Slow-Mo that is.

Steve Heiner shoots slow-motion video

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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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Slow View

Slow View technology helps you capture an exact moment in time

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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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iPhone App

Nikon’s new iPhone app gives you anytime, anywhere access to Learn & Explore educational and editorial…

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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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3D Focus Tracking

3D focus tracking automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of the subject. With the…

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Benefits of Using the AF-ON Button for Autofocus

Three pros discuss using the AF-ON button for AF control

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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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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Discover the spirit of place. Capture the soul of a portrait. Refine your personal style.…

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Outdoor Pursuit

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

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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Marketplace: D7100 HD-SLR

The Nikon D7100 is a top-of-the-line performer

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Hands On

Lindsay Silverman discusses autofocusing when using teleconverters

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Zoom Lens Maximum Aperture: Fixed and Variable Apertures

Zoom lenses can have either a fixed maximum aperture or a…

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No Limits: For Better Photos, Think Like a Photojournalist

David Handschuh on thinking like a photojournalist

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Joe McNally

Commercial photojournalist Joe McNally is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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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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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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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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Prime Lenses

What is a prime lens? Well, it's a lens that isn't a zoom. A prime lens has a fixed focal length which means…

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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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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and…

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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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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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Live View Shooting Modes

Live View Shooting Mode enables you to view and compose the shot without looking through the…

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51-Point Autofocus System

The 51-point AF system positions 51 points of focus within the frame to allow photographers to…

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Using Teleconverters

Teleconverters let you extend your photographic reach

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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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A New Sharp Shooter

Mike Corrado on shooting with the Nikon D810

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Shooting Wirelessly with Nikon Digital Cameras and Wi-Fi Adapters

Enjoy wireless transfer of images with Wi-Fi compatible…

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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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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View the new Stop Motion film from PES

PES, the creator of some of the most widely viewed stop-motion films of all time including the shortest film to ever be nominated for an Academy Award debuts his latest film Submarine Sandwich.
View the film and learn how PES orchestrates his stop motion creations on the Nikon Cinema Blog.