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The DX and FX Formats

Understand the differences between the formats to determine which is the one for you.

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Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures

A few quick tips on macro photography

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Understanding Auto ISO

Auto ISO can simplify shooting under changing lighting conditions

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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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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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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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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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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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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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Geotagging: Do More with your Images and Videos

GPS, Geolocation and Geotagging

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We've redesigned the site to make it easier to find
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Nikon Cinema: Using DSLRs for Cutting Edge Effects, 3D Capture & Augmented Reality

The Nikon Cinema website is a celebration of all things HD-SLR filmmaking.

Learn how Alexx Henry's Nikon-powered xxArray™ is powering the next phase of ultra-realistic immersive imagery, better known as 3D imaging. See how the 64 cameras of the Nikon-powered xxArray™ are creating the content for 3D digital magazines and can even place you into augmented reality.