How-to Photograph Lightning

— From Nikon Learn & Explore 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 […]

Let’s Take Pictures of Water Using Long Exposures…

You’ve probably seen photos of streams or waterfalls in which the water looked very silky and wondered, “How did they do that?” Well, it’s easy! The process employed to get that silky effect is called motion rendition. If you set your camera with a fast shutter speed, say 1/125 to 1/4,000 of a second, you will […]

Taking Better Photographs around 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. […]

Which NIKKOR Lens Type is Right for Your D-SLR?

Hello there! Reading about all of the different lens types and abbreviations might be a bit overwhelming, so we’ll try to simplify this as much as possible. You’re interested in one of the latest NIKKOR lenses, but aren’t sure if it will work with your camera. Well, there’s an easy way to know—by checking the […]

Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

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

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

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 […]