Peter Hemming: A Dozen Photos and the Stories Behind Each One
You can make the case that every picture in fact tells two stories: first there's the story the picture conveys—could be a sports story or a nature story, a news story or the story of a trip to the amusement park, but in all cases there's another tale to tell, and that's the story of the picture, the story that tells us what choices the photographer made, what he was thinking about and how his experience came into play.
Dedicated Time Release Movie Mode and Time Lapse Using the Built-in Interval Timer
One of the cool techniques that’s been made really simple to do with digital cameras is Time Lapse photography.
Online Exclusive: Time Lapse Photography Adds Interest to your D-Movies
Want to control the space-time continuum? Sure you do; it's fun, and you can do it when you add time-lapse footage to the D-Movies you make with your Nikon D-SLR.
What to do When you Need Stills while Shooting HD Video
There are a number of reasons why a photographer might need to simultaneously capture Full HD video and still images. Most photojournalists are being asked to not only photograph still images of the news events they’re covering but also to shoot video and put together multimedia stories.
Online Exclusive: Slow Motion
Whether we're making our movie clips with a COOLPIX, a Nikon D-SLR or one of the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, we've got a lot of creative choices at our command, choices that will affect how our movies look. One of those choices is slow motion, which is the topic of Steve Heiner's Moving Pictures column in the fall issue of Nikon World and the subject of the accompanying video that offers excerpts from several slo-mo clips shot by Steve with COOLPIX and Nikon 1 cameras.
Sam Garrcia: Making Great Photos with a COOLPIX Digital Camera
Sam Garcia is a Nikon professional markets technical representative and a former instructor at the Nikon School of Photography as well as a faculty member of the Eddie Adams Workshop and a frequent lecturer at photo education seminars and workshops. He is, in short, one of Nikon's go-to guys when it comes to professional photography.
Taking Pictures at Dusk and at Night
How Do I Take Photos at Dusk and at Night?
Taking Better Photographs on the Water
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.
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.
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.
Underwater photography? Sure, you've thought about it...who hasn't? A whole new world to capture; fascinating creatures in exotic locations; adventures in paradise. Okay, we're getting carried away, but the attractions are obvious and the potential for incredible images is practically unlimited.
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?'
Photographing an RIT Big Shot
Once a year, for the last quarter of a century, Rochester Institute of Technology's photography professors, students and staff have been joined by members of the community, braving the cold Rochester, NY temperatures, occasional raindrops and snowflakes to capture the RIT Big Shot—a photograph of grand proportions.
Lighting Techniques Light Painting
Light painting 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.
How to Photograph Lightning
Storm chasers are professionals—photographers and videographers—with years of experience, who go out and find the weather that we usually run indoors from. Along with the bellowing thunder, torrential downpours, tornadoes and hurricanes—the skies are often filled with vibrant colors and brilliant lightning bolts just asking to be photographed. We asked photographer Jim Reed to share some of his tips for photographing lightning.
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.
Coolpix Vacation Camera
Photographer Charles Orrico got a great gift last Christmas from his wife, Anne: a COOLPIX P7000.
The Importance of Quality Audio Capture
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.