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Beginner's guide to waterfall photography
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Beginner's guide to waterfall photography

Andreas Voigt (spacer) on June 24, 2011

The question comes up frequently in the forums. How to get that "milky" look of water in rivers, streams and waterfalls? It seems to hold a certain magic. Others may want to freeze the water to a certain extent, as if suspended in mid air. The answer to how to do it is of course in the shutter speed. But how slow or how fast? Read more...

How to photograph fireworks
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How to photograph fireworks

Lyle Stavast (newlyle) on March 29, 2011

When the summer sets in, the heat wave usually comes accompanied by joyous celebrations all around the world, many enhanced by fireworks displays. How to set everything up? This article provides tips on aperture, shutter speed, framing and focus. Read more...

10 Essential Tips & Tricks for Wildlife Photography
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10 Essential Tips & Tricks for Wildlife Photography

Philippe Clement (Photophil) on March 11, 2011

Nikonians Wildlife Series of Tips & Tricks by Nikonians Moderator of the Wildlife Forum, Philippe Clément (Photophil), features 10 valuable advices for shooting wildlife scenes. Read more...

Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography
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Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on September 10, 2010

Underwater photography is as fascinating or more than land or aerial photography. The 'painting with light' concept is by far more evident underwater than above the surface. Besides, to enter into a submerged new world, hidden, increases emotions with that of discovery. Although it may look at first as something very complicated, I will attempt here to convey it is not that difficult and very exciting. Read more...

Beginner's Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography
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Beginner's Guide to Close-up & Macro Photography

Chuon-Szen Ong (SzennyBoy) on August 27, 2010

The objective of this article is to give fellow Nikonians a basic understanding of close-up and macro photography, by highlighting general issues such as equipment used, typical problems one might encounter, things to watch out for and some general guidelines. It will focus on the basics, adding some detailed technical information in the hope you will find it useful. Read more...

Introduction to Infrared Photography
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Introduction to Infrared Photography

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky) on June 23, 2010

Infrared photography has the power of showing us a different world. We can travel through the unknown with each image, an unpredictable and astonishing universe that marvels our eyes with unique textures and colors. Read more...

Panoramas - How to Find the Entrance Pupil of a Lens
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Panoramas - How to Find the Entrance Pupil of a Lens

Bill Claff (bclaff) on June 10, 2007

A panorama is a wide or expansive view. In still photography a panoramic image is one that is wider -sometimes much wider- than normal. Without a specialized camera, panoramas are formed by creating a mosaic of two or more images in a process called stitching. Although images are generally stitched horizontally they can also be stitched vertically or in both directions. Read more...

Introduction to Sports Photography
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Introduction to Sports Photography

Steve Johnson (reuben) on July 6, 2006

Successful sports photography can be achieved with basic point and shoot cameras, but the most reliable results will consistently come from single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Single lens reflex cameras generally cost more, but provide you with more control over the settings, allowing you to be more effective in shooting sports. Read more...

Importing Photo Gear to Europe
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Importing Photo Gear to Europe

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) on July 26, 2002

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Even if equipment in the USA may look way cheaper at a first glance, beware of the charges you got to pay at the customs and the additional costs arising out of paying with an international money order! You often have to add some 25% to the price before the goods are here. Typically, goods at online auctions are some 15-35% cheaper than in stores. Read more...

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