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Capturing Scenes during Blue Hour

Capturing Scenes during Blue Hour

Capturing landscapes or cityscapes during blue hour can help give your shots an ethereal mood. Read on and find out how soft light can help bring out deep saturated colours and great detail in your images.

Experimenting with Lightning Photography

Experimenting with Lightning Photography

Lightning happens in the blink of an eye, so capturing it is a very rewarding experience for a photographer. Learn how you can photograph this terrifying natural phenomena while keeping yourself safe.

Get Creative with Crystal Ball Photography

Get Creative with Crystal Ball Photography

Other than revealing the future, a crystal ball can also be used to create compelling images that intrigue and wow your viewers. Learn how you can get started with crystal ball photography in this article.

Getting Started with Seascape Photography

Getting Started with Seascape Photography

From capturing fast-moving waves to silky motion of the water, the sea is a great subject to convey a sense of drama. Read on and discover the different ways you can photograph the sea.

How to Do Light Painting Photography

How to Do Light Painting Photography

Get creative with your photography by experimenting with light painting. Discover the fun possibilities with this article.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WILD

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WILD

Husain Alfraid captures the most natural state of wildlife, with his enthusiasm for photography and awe of nature. He shares with us his skills of capturing animals in the wild safely and efficiently.

AIMING WIDE WITH IGOR TITOV

AIMING WIDE WITH IGOR TITOV

Igor Titov recounts his journey into photography from a simple hobby to full time career, as he dissects the method of wide-angle photography.

Shooting HDR with Hsiao-Tsa Chung

Shooting HDR with Hsiao-Tsa Chung

Hsiao-Tsa Chung recounts his inspiring journey into professional photography and deconstructs the vivid technique of HDR imaging.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Alex Chen

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Alex Chen

Behind the many awards and accolades is a steadfast and passionate artist, armed with his camera and ready to conquer the world. Here, Nikon School instructor Alex Chen discusses his personal photography favourites, the classes he teaches at Nikon School, and tips and tricks on getting that perfect shot.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Cole Kor

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Cole Kor

A seasoned, award-winning wedding photographer with almost 2 decades of photography experience under his belt, Cole believes that there is inspiration around every corner. Heading the lifestyle and outdoor portraits class at Nikon School, he tells us why wedding photography and sharing his skills are so important to him.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Garick Bay

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Garick Bay

Garick Bay is no stranger to taking risks, as evidenced when he left behind his full-time job to pursue his twin passions, photography and rock climbing. The Nikon School instructor who currently helms the action and sports photography class shares some insights into his work and the joys of being a storyteller.

THE INS AND OUTS OF SHOOTING STOP MOTION

THE INS AND OUTS OF SHOOTING STOP MOTION

With both wedding shoots and personal works, Alex aims to simply reflect his own experiences in the photographer he captures. He believes documenting an experience, a journey or an event, he believes this is the only way to be brought back into it, to truly feel it all over again.

THE HIMALAYAS MOVING THROUGH TIME

THE HIMALAYAS MOVING THROUGH TIME

Anurag Jetley gives a master class in time-lapse videos and photography. Battling through the harsh weathers that exist in the Himalayas.

Get Up to Speed With Sports Action Photography

Get Up to Speed With Sports Action Photography

Preparation is key for action sports photography and preempting the action before it happens can lead to some spectacular shots. Join Nikon School instructor Ying Ching Heng for some tried and tested action sports photography techniques.

Capturing Creative Architecture with Ading Attamimi

Capturing Creative Architecture with Ading Attamimi

Bring static structures to life by applying useful tips and techniques to architecture photography, taught by Nikon School instructor Ading Attamimi.

Unlocking Techniques for Incredible Portraiture Shots

Unlocking Techniques for Incredible Portraiture Shots

A good portrait can bring out real emotions and help convey your message. Join Nikon School instructor Bryan Foong as he shares helpful tips on how to compose the perfect portrait.

Telling Compelling Stories with Silhouette and Long Exposure Photography

Telling Compelling Stories with Silhouette and Long Exposure Photography

Get creative with silhouettes and long exposure photography. Learn from Nikon School instructor, Mindy Tan as she shares her valuable insights and tips on both photography techniques.

The Perfect Portrait

The Perfect Portrait

A stunning portrait is made of layers of intricacies. Vichaya Pop reveals the depths and lengths he goes through to achieve something striking.

Up Close with The Stars with Pongpon Rinthaisong

Up Close with The Stars with Pongpon Rinthaisong

Take a closer look at the the stars of our universe with Pongpon Rinthaisong as he shows you photos of the Milky Way and star trails which human eyes can't render.

3D Photography with Matjaž Tančič

3D Photography with Matjaž Tančič

Follow Matjaž Tančič as he explains how he makes use of 3D photography to give his audience an undeniable element of surprise when viewing his masterpieces.

Mastering Double Exposure with Christoffer Relander

Mastering Double Exposure with Christoffer Relander

Follow Christoffer Relander as he takes on his photography passion focusing on the substantial beauty of nature with experimental techniques.

Having fun with Forced Perspective Photography

Having fun with Forced Perspective Photography

Follow George Tapan, our Nikon School Instructor from the Philippines as he teaches you how to put away the serious mentality of traditional photography and have fun with forced perspective photography.

The art of street photography

The art of street photography

Street photography is an artistic piece of work, photos that capture candid and spontaneous moments of life, moments that tell a story of the culture and people of the place.. Follow George Tapan to learn the secret art of Street Photography..

How To Shoot In 3D

How To Shoot In 3D

Matjaz Tancic brings his images back to life with striking 3D imagery. After mastering 2D, he takes on the challenge of creating dimensional fashion photography with intimate detailing. An uphill battle when the rule of 3D photography changes with each shot.

Winter Photography 101

Winter Photography 101

Alex Soh shares his love for shooting winter landscape. "I remember shooting in Takayama, Japan – The day before was just a regular day with lots of sunshine, but when night fell, it started to snow. I woke up in the morning to discover the whole city had turned completely white in just one night!"

5 Tips for Better Travel Photography

5 Tips for Better Travel Photography

I once read that a camera is a great excuse to delve into a place deeper than we otherwise would. I like this description. Searching for an interesting photograph forces us to look at our surroundings differently, to explore a place further, to look beyond the obvious and hunt for something unique and special.

A Closer Look At NIKKOR Macro Lenses

A Closer Look At NIKKOR Macro Lenses

Macro photography is one of the most interesting types of photography, as it lets you show detail that is otherwise not easily seen by the naked eye.

Light Up Your Moments

Light Up Your Moments

Illuminating the dark adds an element of uncertainty, a touch of the experimental. It demands creativity, is short on predictability. It's an adventure, and it's fun.

Playing With Water: How To Photograph Waterfront Locations

Playing With Water: How To Photograph Waterfront Locations

Certain environments lend themselves as better photographic subjects than others. The waterfront is one such environment, whether it's the vast oceans, calm bays, lazy rivers or busy harbors. So the next time you find yourself and your camera on the waterfront—at a marina, pier or shoreline, follow a few simple tips to get great photographs.

Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

Summer Lyn: Photographing Babies, Toddlers & Kids

As a professional photographer who specializes in kids, Summer Lyn has an arsenal of tested, proven, no-doubt-about-it successful techniques, strategies, plans and approaches for getting the best images of her clients' children.

Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

Create and Publish Your Own Photo Book

So you've got this dream: a photo book of your own. You're not alone. At one time or another, every photographer, from enthusiast to pro, has had it.

How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

How To Grow Your Garden Photography Skills

Sometimes the coolest subjects are literally right in our own backyards. Got a garden? Then great images are mere steps away.

How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

How to Photograph Winter Landscapes

When Moose Peterson starts talking about photographing winter landscapes, you tend to pay attention. In fact, if you're like us, you take notes. As a renowned nature and wildlife photographer, Moose brings experience and expertise to the subject. He also brings an appreciation of the beauty of the winter world and a realization of its challenges.

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes through the Earth’s dark shadow, which can only happen during a full moon. There are two or more lunar eclipses a year.

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

Whereas lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye, solar eclipses are not. You must take the necessary precautions to keep from harming your eyesight. In fact, you also need to use a “solar filter” to keep from harming your camera’s imaging sensor as well as for correct exposure.

Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

Image Overlay: Combining Images Together In-Camera

In the thrilling days of yesteryear...that is, before digital...a special effect like multiple exposure was truly special—as in special effort, special knowledge and, often, a special amount of time devoted to it. Nothing wrong with that—it was part of the craft and the creativity of photography - and when done well it was a special achievement.

Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Photographing Sports Indoors and Out

Almost all of us have times when we need, or want, to shoot a sporting event. Perhaps your child is in a soccer program, a friend's kid is on a school softball team, a nephew in high school competes in track, or you're taking your camera to a professional event. Regardless of the sport, you can do several things to make the best pictures possible.

Photographing the Night Sky: Pinpoints of Light

Photographing the Night Sky: Pinpoints of Light

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to create dynamic photographs of the night sky, including capturing the stars as pinpoints of light, as star trails and by creating time-lapse movies of the stars as they move across the sky during the course of an evening.

Picture Controls Step-by-Step

Picture Controls Step-by-Step

The Nikon Picture Control system features a variety of Picture Control options: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait* and Landscape*. Using them allows you to adjust for a variety of parameters. Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Portrait and Landscape allow for adjustments to sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation, and hue (coloration). Monochrome allows for adjustments to sharpening, contrast, brightness, filter effects and toning.

Setting White Balance

Setting White Balance

Actually, setting your camera's white balance is the easy part. What's a little trickier is understanding why you should make a particular setting.

Shooting a Rock Concert

Shooting a Rock Concert

Mike Corrado is a senior product manager at Nikon, but more important for our purposes, he's a skilled, inventive photographer with a passion for performance photography. Here's Mike's A-list of show-stopping shooting tips.

Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Photographing the Night Sky: Star Trails

Photographing Star Trails is a unique way to capture the night sky in a photograph. A star trail occurs when you photograph the stars over a long period of time, from minutes to hours. We spoke with two photographers—Deborah Sandidge and Harold Davis—to find out their techniques and tips for great star trail images.

Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

Take Control of Color using Picture Controls

Want more control of color in your photos? Actually, you've already got it. It's in your camera. Nikon D-SLR, COOLPIX and Nikon 1 digital cameras offer the option of customizing color to suit your taste and style.

Top Ten Trek Tips from the Trail with Mark Alberhasky

Top Ten Trek Tips from the Trail with Mark Alberhasky

Not long ago we were talking with Mark Alberhasky, who spends a great deal of his time leading workshops, photo safaris and Nikon co-sponsored Mentor Series treks. 'So,' we asked, 'what do you find that the people on your treks need to know in order to take better pictures?'

Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced Wireless Lighting

Advanced wireless lighting is the use of multiple Speedlights set up for wireless remote operation. The technology of Nikon's Creative Lighting system makes multiple flash photography as easy and intuitive as flash photography with one Speedlight.

Record Stereo Sound with ME-1

Record Stereo Sound with ME-1

Using a few simple tips, you can increase the quality of the audio captured when shooting HD Video with your Nikon D-SLR. High quality audio not only adds to the professional feel of your D-movie but to your viewer’s enjoyment as well.

Food Photography Tips: Going Pro

Food Photography Tips: Going Pro

Avid photographers would know that the perfect picture is an elusive one. Any number of issues, ranging from technical limitations or ambient factors could affect the quality of your photographs. It is the know-how and best practices to work around such kinks that separates the professional from the trigger-happy, budding photographer.