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Nikon HD-SLR Video Tips

Video series of tips on shooting video with your HD-SLR camera

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How to Set White Balance for Video

Video white balance tips

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Moviemaking 101 – 6 Tips On How To Make A Video

Six helpful tips when making movies your camera

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Camera Support Tips for Shooting Steady Video

Five tips for steadying the camera when shooting video

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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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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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Video Composition Rules: Establishing, Medium and Close-up Shots

Composition tips for video

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Taking Natural Looking Photos of Your Kids

This video with professional photographer Ann Cutting will help you get great…

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Professional Video Camera Equipment for Your HDSLR

Using third-party rigs, rail systems and other accessories

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Photo Tips from Across America

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

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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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Introduction to Three-Point Lighting & Other Video Lighting Techniques

Advanced lighting for video

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Different Types of Microphones: Audio Recording Tutorial

Using accessory microphones when shooting video

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Flash Photography the Easy Way

David Tejada's easy-does-it flash tips

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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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10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage

Nature photographer Rod Planck offers tips for shooting colorful fall foliage

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How to Record Audio: Tutorial on Audio Basics

Recording audio for HDSLR video

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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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Shooting a Rock Concert

Whether you're taking photos at a major rock concert or at your child's school performance, these…

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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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Quick Tips for Taking Better Portraits

Suggested Lens choices, exposure settings and focus modes

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Zoo and Wildlife Photography

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

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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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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Preservation and Protection of Wildlife Through Photography

Photographer Moose Peterson's respect for wildlife and the…

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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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Always Be Prepared To Grab The Great Shot

Event photographers specialize in being "Jacks of all Trades."

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Top Photography Tips from Nikon School Instructors

Learn photography the easy way, at Nikon School

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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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Outdoor Pursuit

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

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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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How a Sports Illustrated Photographer Shoots his Kid's Games

What can a Sports Illustrated photographer teach you about…

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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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Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

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

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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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Work. Live. Succeed. A Panel Discussion for Working Pro Photographers

Work. Live. Succeed. panel discusses pro…

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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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Moose Peterson: How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

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

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2 will ensure its watertight…

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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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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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Moose Peterson: Light Lessons

Seeing light opens up your photographic creativity

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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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Caring for your Nikon 1 AW1 Waterproof Camera

Care and maintence for the Nikon 1 AW1

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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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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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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.