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Taking Pictures of Fireworks

Learn how to get great fireworks shots this summer.

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Flash Points: The Control of Light

Color temperature, rear sync, slow sync: Three key elements in flash photography.

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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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Marketplace: A #1

Shooting with the COOLPIX A

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Which Media Card Do I Use With the KeyMission 360 Action Camera

Media card format and speed class type for KeyMission 360…

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Which Media Card Do I Use With the KeyMission 170 Action Camera

Media card format and speed class type for KeyMission 170…

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In the Tradition

Legacy Nikon underwater cameras

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Tips For Making Tempting Food Photos

Alison Lyons offers simple tips for taking great photos of food & drink

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Composing Photographs

Tips for making better compositions when photographing in the field

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What is your KeyMission?

Marine Biologist Dr. Greg Skomal on the KeyMission 360

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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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Photography Lighting Tutorial Part 2 - Control of Color

Go on location with Joe McNally for a video tutorial on lighting…

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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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Ron Magill

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Group Effort: Growing Your Skills in a Camera Club

Benefits of joining a camera club

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HDSLR Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Your D-Movie Camera

Getting started with HDSLR video

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Tamara Lackey

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

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Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)

Nikon's RAW file format contains all the image information captured by the camera's sensor.

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A Photographic Expedition — Easter Island and Patagonia, Chile

Travel to Patagonia and Easter Island for a photographic…

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

Composition tips for video

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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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Six Steps to Lighting Magic with Joe McNally

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

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Moose Peterson

Wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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What is XQD and Why Should I Use it?

Benefits of the XQD media card format explained

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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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Setting White Balance

How do I set my camera’s white balance for different lighting situations?

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A Basic Look at the Basics of Exposure

The relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO is the basis of every…

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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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Take It to the Limit: Pushing the D500 Envelope

D500 in action with Nikon's own Lindsay Silverman and Mark Soares

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Extra Added Attraction: How to Boost the Reach of Your Nikon 1

Mark Alberhasky on using the FT-1 and NIKKOR lenses on…

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Shooting Long Exposures:

Deborah Sandidge on shooting long exposure landscapes and cityscapes

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How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Learn the techniques needed to shoot solar eclipses from Mr. Eclipse, Fred Espenak

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How-To Take Great Photos at the Aquarium

Tips for photographing the fish and creatures that live under water

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Using Picture Controls to Give your Video a “Look”

Picture Controls for video

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Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Astrophotography: tips for making great star trail images

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Using the D810A DSLR for Deep Space and Nebulae Astrophotography

Photographing Nebulae and other celestial objects with…

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