Taking Close-up Photos

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How to take close-up photos of flowers and small objects. The quickest way is to choose the close-up program from your camera’s vari-programs/scene modes menu. The camera will set a relatively small aperture – about f/5.6 for enough depth-of-field to create a striking close-up photograph. Lens choice is vital to the capturing a sharp, frame-filling […]

Take Better Travel Photos…

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People have been taking travel and vacation pictures ever since more portable and less expensive cameras became accessible to the general public. Those early vacation slideshows were not always greeted with enthusiasm by those who’d been buttonholed to watch them. In fact, you’ve probably seen a cartoon or two about the dreaded vacation slideshow. Well, […]

Getting Creative with White Balance

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From Nikon Learn & Explore For well over 100 years, photographers had no choice—they had to shoot in black and white. By the mid-1900s most people could do color photography if they wanted to go to the expense and trouble. Now, color is the norm. Before digital photography, a photographer’s choice of color was determined […]

Tips for Using Your Pop-up Flash

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From Nikon Learn & Explore The pop-up flash on many of today’s Nikon digital cameras is a wonderful feature. You no longer have to worry about having an accessory flash with you when you’re out shooting. Need a little fill flash to brighten a face on a sunny day? Can’t get the shot because there’s […]

A day with The Maestro… Joe McNally Seminar

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Hey Guys; Yesterday was a great day (Friday October 1st, 2010), spent eight hours sitting on a NON-Comfortable chair, but the Joe McNally seminar was so interesting I can’t even felt the whole deal, until this morning of course. I can say if you are into flash photography and never seen before a class from […]

Do you know what i-TTL stands for?

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Nikon’s i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) Balanced Fill-Flash automatically balances the output of the Nikon Speedlight and the scene’s ambient light. Immediately before the main flash goes off, the Speedlight fires a series of monitor pre-flashes, which convey Information about the scene’s lighting to the camera. Combined with information from the camera’s 3D Color Matrix metering system, […]

Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

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From Nikon Learn & Explore Site Once upon a time—in the days when we shot film—bracketing was an insurance policy. It was a technique we learned from professional photographers, and they did it because it was their business to come back with the shot every time, no excuses. So when they faced tricky lighting conditions […]

Image Overlay… Darkroom on Wheels

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Article from Nikon Learn & Explore (visit the Site here) 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 […]

Understanding ISO

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Article from Nikon Learn & Explore (visit the Site here) Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and sensitivity. Shutter and aperture are controls for adjusting how much light comes into the camera. How much light is needed is determined by the sensitivity of the medium used. That was as […]