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Webinar with Vincent Versace
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Webinar with Vincent Versace

Join us for our fifth webinar which will be held 8th of April 2021, 7:00 PM EDT, this time with award winning photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens Vincent Versace. Vincent's program will be The Future of a Career in Photography: Consider Arc Welding Read more...

Webinar Best of Nikonians 2020
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Webinar Best of Nikonians 2020

David Summers (dm1dave)

Webinar with the winners of The Best of Nikonians Annual Photo Contest 2020. We get to know winners, their photography and have the chance to ask questions. Read more...

The Importance of Vision
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The Importance of Vision

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

One of the best indicators for success, using that as a broad term, in artistic or creative digital (or film) photography is the ability to visualize. How do you go about that? Here is hopefully some inspiration! Read more...

Webinar with Tony Sweet
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Webinar with Tony Sweet

Webinar with nature photographer and Nikon Legend Behind the Lens Tony Sweet. Read more...

Checklist for buying a used camera
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Checklist for buying a used camera

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The ultimate checklist - what to look for before you buy used camera gear. This is based upon the experience of many seasoned amateur and pro photographers in the community, gathered over many years. Read more...

Nikonians Spreadsheets for Custom Settings
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Nikonians Spreadsheets for Custom Settings

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

At Nikonians we have Configuration sheets (often Excel) for Nikon cameras, with popular menu settings for various shooting scenarios. Read more...

Wildlife Field Experience
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Wildlife Field Experience

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Our members, advanced amateur photographers and professionals, have a lot to share from the field being out capturing wildlife photographs. Learn tips & tricks on nature photography in these field reports. Read more...

How to shoot the Moon
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How to shoot the Moon

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Want to take great photographs of the moon? This lunar photography guide should come in handy. Read more...

Mastering the Nikon Z6ii/Z7ii
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Mastering the Nikon Z6ii/Z7ii

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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Mastering the Nikon Z6 II / Z7 II by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new Z6 II or Z7 II camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. Read more...

Mastering the Nikon D780
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Mastering the Nikon D780

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

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Mastering the Nikon D780 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D780 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. Read more...

Nikonians Webinars
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Nikonians Webinars

The Nikonians Webinars with interviews, tips & tricks, how-to's and lots more on photography and Nikon. Read more...

3rd party products at Nikonians
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3rd party products at Nikonians

We have many non-nikon articles and reviews, aka 3rd party vendor information, here at Nikonians. Enjoy! Read more...

All Nikon Cameras
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All Nikon Cameras

There are lots of Nikon product articles, reviews and guides at Nikonians. This is an overview to get you started. Read more...

Nikon D800/D810/D850 resources
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Nikon D800/D810/D850 resources

David Summers (dm1dave)

The Nikon D800-series resources page with important topics, links to manuals & firmware. Read more...

Webinar with Marsel van Oosten
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Webinar with Marsel van Oosten

Webinar with award winning nature photographer and Nikonian Marsel van Oosten, including video recording of the webinar. Read more...

Focus tracking with lock on
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Focus tracking with lock on

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

How does the focus tracking with lock-on work? Explanation based upon the Nikon D800 series. Read more...

Anything on Adobe
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Anything on Adobe

FAQs, help and great links on anything pertaining to Adobe Lightroom photography workflow. Photoshop, postprocessing and other software from Adobe. Read more...

Nikon Z6 & Z7 resources with tips, tricks and help
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Nikon Z6 & Z7 resources with tips, tricks and help

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The Nikon Z series reviews and resources by Nikonians and by other key resource sites on the net. All you ever wanted to know about Nikons mirrorless camera system (and more). Read more...

Great photography links on the web
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Great photography links on the web

Throughout our 20+ years of existence we have amassed an enormous amount of knowledge here at Nikonians. The web provides great resources on Nikon and photo knowledge, so here are our top handpicked sites & pages, the ones we have come to love over the years. Enjoy! Read more...

The “Intimate Landscape”
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The “Intimate Landscape”

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Are you a fan of the “intimate landscape” image? Is this more than a close-up shot? If so, what is it? Read more...

Webinar Nikon Z6ii & Z7ii
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Webinar Nikon Z6ii & Z7ii

Learn about the new Nikon Z6ii and Z7ii with Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg in our webinar. Available as video. Read more...

Things to Consider if You’re Having Focus Issues
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Things to Consider if You’re Having Focus Issues

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Recently I was talking to a friend who was having trouble getting sharp focus with her Nikon D3000. She was unclear if it was her, the camera, or maybe her computer. Read more...

Learning to Compose (2): Review
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Learning to Compose (2): Review

Martin Turner (Martin Turner)

If you want to learn to compose, review. This series of articles is not giving you rules for composition to use right now, but methods to learn how to be better at composition. Read more...

The Many Ways to Keyword in LrC
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The Many Ways to Keyword in LrC

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

There are a variety of software processing programs that allow someone to use keywords as a way to find an image. As an LrC user I find that the keyword function allows me to find just about any image in seconds. Read more...

On Assignment (7): Shooting from the Air
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On Assignment (7): Shooting from the Air

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Photographing from an airplane or helicopter poses numerous challenges, both technical and creative. And the composition is always in flux. Read more...

Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 2
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Using the Lightroom Book Module - Part 2

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

Part 1 of this article covered the basics of getting started with the LrC Book Module. Part 2 presents additional information on using the module. Read more...

On Assignment (6): Photographing People
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On Assignment (6): Photographing People

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

The keys to successfully photographing people? Respect, Enthusiasm and Fun. In that order. Read more...

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

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

How to use the Adobe Lightroom book module to create your own, good looking photo books. Part 1 of 2. 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 so I am practicing shooting around home with the Z7. 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. This article is about sharing experience gathered, from South Africa, Costa Rica and locally in the US. 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...

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