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Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 1
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Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 1

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I’m an Adobe user and have been for about 10 years now. Lightroom (LrC) is my primary software program and I mostly use it and Photoshop, although I often use other software, too. I find software fairly easy to use for the most part so I spend a lot of time “playing” with my images. Read more...

On Assignment (5): Making a Photograph
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On Assignment (5): Making a Photograph

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

This is the fifth article in Matt Bradley’s “On Assignment” series. We visit Arkansas, India and Canada where he reminds us that sometimes it takes a little creative brainstorming — or just plain work — to “make” a photograph. Read more...

On Assignment (4): Go Where the Light Is
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On Assignment (4): Go Where the Light Is

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

When you’re out with your camera — hot to capture a great image, but nothing seems to click (so to speak) — go find the best light and make a photograph happen there. Read more...

Finding Subjects to Photograph at Home
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Finding Subjects to Photograph at Home

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

While I would really like to travel right now, as I would normally be doing to some degree, I am not yet comfortable taking that step. Read more...

On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light
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On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Light — the very essence of photography. Without it, you can’t take a picture, of course. But, as most Nikonians know, not just any light will do. A great composition captured in light that’s only fair, usually ends up as only a fair picture. Read more...

Learning to Compose (1): Observation
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Learning to Compose (1): Observation

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

In a previous series, I shared 21 principles of composition. I thought of revisiting and expanding on them in this series, but I feel it’s been said. What I want to focus on in this series is about how to become the kind of photographer who composes perfectly, without having to think about it. Read more...

On Assignment (2): Searching for the Shot
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On Assignment (2): Searching for the Shot

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

The second in Matt Bradley’s “On Assignment” series. We visit the Virgin Islands and northern Nebraska — diverse locations, where top-notch photographs do not come easily. Read more...

Birding with a Nikon Z7 and the Nikkor 500/5.6 PF
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Birding with a Nikon Z7 and the Nikkor 500/5.6 PF

David H. Roberts (dhroberts)

Interested using your Nikon Z6, Z7, or Z50 together with the innovative Nikkor 500/5.6 PF telephoto lens for wildlife photography? Join our member David Roberts (dhroberts) on a birding trip. Read more...

On Assignment (1): Previsualization Makes the Shot
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On Assignment (1): Previsualization Makes the Shot

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Join our member Matt Bradley (mbradley), a former pro photographer, “On Assignment” as he takes us along on a few of his adventures and shares what he learned along the way. Read more...

Using the virus to your advantage
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Using the virus to your advantage

Michael Hurder (MKHurder)

Want to find hidden gems among your older photographs? Member Michael Hurder (MKHurder) has five tips for you on how to find gems in images you might have missed. Read more...

Photography in Corona times
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Photography in Corona times

With loved ones and ourselves maybe at home, no or limited travel, how can we best spend our time as photographers in these times of the Coronavirus? Read more...

Using a Textured Background to Enhance an Image
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Using a Textured Background to Enhance an Image

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Learn how to use a textured background to enhance your images. Read more...

Astrophotography – Image Processing
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Astrophotography – Image Processing

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

David Goldstein (dagoldst) shares with us more of his experience in Astrophotography, this time on image processing. Read more...

Converting Color Wildlife Images to Black & White
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Converting Color Wildlife Images to Black & White

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I recently learned about a very successful fine art photographer, David Yarrow, and saw some of his black and white work online. He also does some color images as well. I had never heard of him before and I was excited to learn about him after seeing his incredible black and white images. Read more...

Paul Blais
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Paul Blais

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Paul Blais joined Nikonians in 2014. Since then he keeps further refining his great abilities and frequently shares his knowledge and extraordinary landscapes with the community members. We are happy and proud to have him with us. Read more...

Alter Images this Winter
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Alter Images this Winter

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

For some photographers it’s winter weather where they live and finding a good subject to photograph when it’s cold and raining or snowing outside can be difficult. Certainly, pulling on boots and jackets and braving the winter weather can result in some astounding snow or winter images. But, that is difficult for some people to do. Read more...

Sports Photography (4) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)
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Sports Photography (4) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

In the fourth part of the series on Sports Photography, the Cheat Sheets continue with Wrestling, Motor Sports, Horse Racing including Additional Equipment and Final Thoughts. Read more...

The Challenge of Wildlife Photography
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The Challenge of Wildlife Photography

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Photographing wildlife can be a challenge and not all wildlife or wildlife situations are equal. In 2013, when I took my first trip to specifically photograph wildlife in South Africa. Read more...

Sports Photography (3) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)
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Sports Photography (3) - Cheat Sheets (Cont'd)

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

In the third part of the series on Sports Photography, the Cheat Sheets continue with Lacrosse/Field Hockey, Volleyball, Swimming and Track & Field. Read more...

Jordi Viñas Bascompte
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Jordi Viñas Bascompte

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Jordi Viñas Bascompte (jordivb), a Barcelonian Nikonian, joined the community in 2009. Through his excellent photographic eye and Nikkor lenses we learned about mountains, churches, and extraordinary architecture in Catalonia, making us wanting to visit. He is currently building a telescope to explore the world of astrophotography. Read more...

Sports Photography (2) - Cheat Sheets
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Sports Photography (2) - Cheat Sheets

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

In the second part of the series on Sports Photography I share these Cheat Sheets on Football, Basketball, Baseball/Softball and Soccer. Read more...

Photo trip to the Pantanal, South America
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Photo trip to the Pantanal, South America

Alan Mosley (mosley_alan)

Silver member Alan Mosley (mosley_alan) is sharing some of his travel photographs with us. Enjoy! Read more...

Sports Photography (1) - The Basics
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Sports Photography (1) - The Basics

Robert Zanzalari (zanz34)

Sports photography, and photography in general, have become a passion. My first Nikon DSLR was the venerable D300 with the 70-300mm/f4.5-5.6 G-AFS ED IF VR lens Read more...

ANPAT 19th in the Fall
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ANPAT 19th in the Fall

Reed A. George (rgeorge911)

Member of many years, Reed George (rgeorge911) finally had the opportunity to attend an ANPAT, the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip of 2019 in the Fall. Here are his impressions of that trip into Arizona and Colorado. Read more...

Astrophotography – The Camera
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Astrophotography – The Camera

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

David Goldstein (dagoldst) shares more of his experience in Astrophotography, this time talking about the camera and supporting software. Read more...

Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras
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Eye Detection (Eye AF) in the Nikon Z6 and Z7 Cameras

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Darrell Young (digitaldarrell) is an active member of the nikonians.org community since the spring of 2004. Very thorough and easy to read, his writing of the Mastering the Nikon Camera series of books has been considered by critics and readers as the best in books on how to use a given Nikon camera. In this article he brings us the details of Eye AF. Read more...

Geoff Baylis
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Geoff Baylis

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) joined Nikonians in the fall of 2012, as soon after upgrading from a D90 to a D800. His persistence to continue improving gifts us with wonderful images in this his journey. Read more...

Astrophotography - The Telescope
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Astrophotography - The Telescope

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

After his introduction to astrophotography and the details of the tracking telescope mount, Nikonian David Goldstein (dagoldst) now goes into telescope types and what he uses himself. Read more...

Focus Stacking in Macro Photography
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Focus Stacking in Macro Photography

David H. Roberts (dhroberts)

Learn how to use focus stacking to extend the depth of field of an image. In this article gold member David (dhroberts) applies it to close-up photography. This is especially easy to do using Nikon D850, Z7 or Z6, but can be done using any Nikon camera and lens. Read more...

How to set up Nikon SnapBridge
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How to set up Nikon SnapBridge

Michael Hurder (MKHurder)

SnapBridge: Will it ever work? Gold member Mike (MKHurder) gives you some good tips on how to get going using Nikon’s SnapBridge software for tethered shooting and camera control. Read more...

Astrophotography – The Tracking Telescope Mount
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Astrophotography – The Tracking Telescope Mount

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

After his inviting article on getting started in astrophotography, David Goldstein (dagoldst) now goes deeper into Deep Sky Object imaging, gifting us with what he has learned about equipment and software. Read more...

Photographing Wildflowers
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Photographing Wildflowers

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Spring has sprung here in the U.S, but even if it’s not spring where you are yet, it will be at some point so read on and you can tuck this information away for that day. In this article I discuss how to achieve good wildflower photographs, which is not that easy to achieve. Read more...

How to recover photographs from a corrupted NAS
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How to recover photographs from a corrupted NAS

Geoff Baylis (GBaylis)

Nikonian Geoff Baylis (GBaylis) shares the dreadful moment when a Windows 10 glitch wiped all of his images on his storage system. Not only does his article show how easy it is to lose images, but also what tools we can apply when the damage have happened, and what to do to avoid it all together. Read more...

Gary Paige
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Gary Paige

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Gary Page (JazzDoc) first visited Nikonians in 2004 and shortly thereafter he became a member. A recent winner in the Annual Best of Nikonians photo contest, despite his very busy schedule he manages to come frequently into the community to passionately share knowledge, inspire with his wonderful images and be inspired by the images of others. Read more...

How to achieve great looking group photographs
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How to achieve great looking group photographs

Frank Villafane (frankmv)

What are the main things to consider for taking and capturing better group shots? This article tells you as a photographer what works (and what doesn’t) in five easy-to-remember "rules". Read more...

The Digital Artist - To Create or Not to Create?
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The Digital Artist - To Create or Not to Create?

Preston Moochnek RPh. (massulo)

Are you interested in becoming a digital artist? Or is "painting with pictures" not for you? No matter what, member Preston Moochnek (massulo) has some good advice to maybe wet your appetite. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (6) - From Jokusarlon to Geysir
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Photographing Iceland (6) - From Jokusarlon to Geysir

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the sixth and final part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Jokusarlon, Lomagnupur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Vik, Seljalandsfoss and Geysir Read more...

Professional advice for street photography
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Professional advice for street photography

Chris Horn (HotSpur369)

Street photography is a genre that can be practiced by just about anyone, anywhere. You can grab your camera and find an interesting place where people gather and start shooting. This article, however, will share how the professionals methodically approach this craft. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (5) - Egilsstadir, Eystrahorn & Jokusarlon
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Photographing Iceland (5) - Egilsstadir, Eystrahorn & Jokusarlon

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the fifth part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Egilsstadir, Djupivogur, Eystrahorn, Vestrahorn and Jokusarlon. Read more...

Texture Layers in Photoshop
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Texture Layers in Photoshop

Dan Wiedbrauk (domer2760)

In this article, I will discuss how textures and texture layers can transform digital photographs into digital artwork. The article also includes links to two of my Creative Commons images so that you can follow along with the Photoshop tutorial. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (4) - Dimmuborgir, Myvatn & Aldeyjarfoss
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Photographing Iceland (4) - Dimmuborgir, Myvatn & Aldeyjarfoss

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the forth part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Dimmuborgir, Myvatn and Aldeyjarfoss. Read more...

Astrophotography – Getting started
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Astrophotography – Getting started

David Goldstein (dagoldst)

You may have seen and marveled at the images of the sky by David Goldstein (dagoldst) in the Astrophotography forum. His article helps you jump into Astrophotography: What equipment and budget is required without risking big mistakes or falling into the fangs of salesmen. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (3) - From Kirkjufell to Goðafoss
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Photographing Iceland (3) - From Kirkjufell to Goðafoss

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the third part of a six part series by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Day 2 thru day 4: Kirkjufell, Budirkirkja,  Arnarstapi, Longrdangar, Hvitserkur and Goðafoss. Read more...

Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image: Post-processing
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Studio Photography: Shooting the $2million image: Post-processing

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

What we’re going to look at in this part goes against the grain of what most photographers think. Most Photoshop warriors believe that they can improve the shot in post-processing. Actually, this is impossible. Read more...

The Vagaries of Photography Competition Judges
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The Vagaries of Photography Competition Judges

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I recently entered six images into a local judged photography competition. Of the six images, four were accepted for entry. At the reception I was able to talk with one of the judges regarding one of my images that did not receive an award of any kind. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (2) - Reykjavik, Grundarfjodur & Kirkjufell
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Photographing Iceland (2) - Reykjavik, Grundarfjodur & Kirkjufell

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the second part of a six part series by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd), this time taking us from Reykjavik to Grundarfjodur and Kirkjufell, via Hraunfossar. A must-read with lots of tips for anyone interested in landscape, travel photography or the beauty of Iceland in general. Read more...

Using the AF back button on your camera
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Using the AF back button on your camera

Michael Hurder (MKHurder)

Have you ever been caught in one AF mode when you want the other? You try to switch from AF-S to AF-C so you can capture those birds in flight, but by the time you switch the flock has gone past or found a new perch. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (1) - Planning
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Photographing Iceland (1) - Planning

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

Team member and photographer Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd) takes you on an extensive trip to Iceland in this five part series. A must-read with lots of tips for anyone interested in landscape, travel photography or the beauty of Iceland in general. Read more...

Importing in Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC
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Importing in Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I am looking into tips for importing images into Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC today, an important tool for many of us photographers. Read more...

Aart Louw
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Aart Louw

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

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Many of our members will be familiar with Aart Louw's exotic wildlife shots from South Africa and Kruger National Park. He captures our attention with other forms of photography as well, while he hones his skills by shooting, sharing and requesting critique. Read more...

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