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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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Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay lets you combine multiple images together in-camera

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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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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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Photograph the Classic Holiday Light Bokeh Effect

Tips for shooting lights as soft globes of color

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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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Shooting Abstract Photos that Make the Viewer Guess

Sometimes showing just a hint of your subject can be more compelling…

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Bokeh for Beginners

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

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos on a Vacation

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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The Versatile Appeal of the D600

See what makes the D600 an appealing camera

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Photo Ops in NYC

Subject Suggestions from a Seasoned Pro

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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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Tamara Lackey

Lifestyle portrait photographer Tamara Lackey is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about her photography.

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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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My A of the Day Project

Mike Corrado on shooting a photograph a day with the COOLPIX A

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Photo Tips from Across America

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

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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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Photographing it All

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

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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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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of a Child's Birthday Party

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of Your Kid's Sports

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Bright Idea: Adding Star Power

Creating a starburst in your photographs

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Reaction Time

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

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Marketplace: One and Only

Nikon 1 AW1 waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

Follow lighting expert Joe McNally's instructions for easy flash photography…

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How to Take Great Portraits

Tips from portrait photography pro Karen Kuehn

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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Northern Exposure

Corey Rich documents a first ascent of the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska's Brooks Range

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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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The Edge: On The Scene

Mike Corrado shoots the photographers shooting the D4 & D800 ad campaigns

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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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Cherie Steinberg: Capturing the Wedding Vibe

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

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Ski Photography 101

Tips and tricks for getting great photos of skiiers and snowboarders

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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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The Power and Beauty of Bears and Other Animals

When the animal in the viewfinder is a bear, this photographer knows…

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Caring for your Nikon 1 Waterproof Housing

Regular maintenence and care of the WP-N1/WP-N2/WP-N3 will ensure its…

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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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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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Flash of Inspiration

Bob Krist shoots with the COOLPIX P7100 and Speedlights

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Walkabout

Take a photo walk with Nikon pro Lindsay Silverman.

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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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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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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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Going Solo: A Two-Wheel Photo Journey Across Asia

Photojournalist Eleanor Moseman documents vanishing cultures

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Underwater Photography

Tips for getting started shooting underwater with David Doubilet

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Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Call for entries opens September 15, 2014

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.