How-to Photograph Lightning

— From Nikon Learn & Explore Storm chasers are professionalsphotographers and videographerswith 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 hurricanesthe 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’veprobably seen photos of streams or waterfalls in which the water looked very silky and wondered, How did they do that? Well, its 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 waterfrontat 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 knowby checking the …

Bracketing: The Creative Insurance Policy

From Nikon Learn & Explore Site Once upon a timein the days when we shot filmbracketing 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 thatit was part of the craft and the creativity of …