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Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die
Travel Stories

Story from the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen) on February 3, 2014

During November’s Nikonians Academy African Photo Safari to Tanzania, Mike Hagen witnessed a fight of the predators and found his new favorite Tanzanian bird, the Tawny Eagle. Read this inspiring story to find out why. Read more...

Waterfalls
How-to's

Waterfalls

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...

Vision Quest Cards
Travel Stories

Vision Quest Cards

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on January 7, 2013

A few Sundays ago the both I and mother nature were under the weather. It had been raining straight for weeks. Autumn had reared the ugly side of its head and brought cold temps. All the leaves had dropped, ushering in what we in Vermont refer to as "stick season," when all of the hills are drab brown. Needless to say, I was having a tough time finding anything I felt excited about shooting. Read more...

Floral and other macro subjects on black
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Floral and other macro subjects on black

Bill Staples (bills) on July 26, 2011

I’ve received several comments (thanks!) on some of my floral macro photos posted on my site and some questions on how to do it, so I thought I’d post some details for anyone who wants to give it a try. Read more...

Panoramas - Finding the Entrance Pupil of a Lens
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Panoramas - Finding 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...

Traveling Tips - Washington, USA
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Traveling Tips - Washington, USA

Josh Larkin (tonupbandit) on November 30, 2012

First off, I'm not a travel photographer. I don't have the resources to travel to exotic places for extended periods of time just to make photos. Second off, when I do wind up visiting some place new, it's typically for a visit with family or a non-photography, work-related event. Either way, time is often limited when I travel. That was the case last week when my wife and I flew 2,699 miles across the U.S. to Washington to visit with family. Read more...

Infrared Photography
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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...

Photography in Sports
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Photography in Sports

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...

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...

Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography
Camera Reviews Travel Stories

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...

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