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Donna Knodle
I am Nikonians

Donna Knodle

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

In this I AM NIKONIANS series, we present you Nikonians members who have embraced the Nikonians community motto: Share, Learn, and Inspire. In this occasion, Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) interviews Donna Knodle (dgknodle), advanced amateur who loves photography. She joined Nikonians in 2009. Read more...

Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips
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Starry Night Photography - The 500 Rule and other tips

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have thought of shooting the stars in the night sky. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) says: "Do it. You will have fun and may come up with stunning images. All you need is the right gear, the location information and follow these tips to make the best of it." Read more...

David Summers
Travel Stories I am Nikonians

David Summers

David Summers (dm1dave)

A Nikonians Team member invites you to celebrate with him his 10th Anniversary as a Nikonian. Learning at the forums, ANPATs and Nikonians Academy workshops; sharing his images and experiences in the forums and the Articles section, he became a moderator and is now the Nikonians Contest Director: David Summers (dm1dave). Read more...

Peter Wallin
I am Nikonians

Peter Wallin

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

In this I AM NIKONIANS series, it is with pride and pleasure that we present to you members of the Nikonians community who have embraced our motto: Share, Learn, Inspire. In this occasion, Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2) interviews Peter Wallin (pipsqueak), a new member who has rapidly advanced with his enthusiasm and the help of community members. Read more...

Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’
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Urban & Street Photography for ‘Smarties’

Richard Hulbert (rhulbert)

Internationally recognized, award winning, and published architect, urban designer, and teacher of photography, Rick Hulbert outlines in this article six photographic challenges to consider to better see and perceive the urban environment around you, leading to improving your photographic skills to make great images. Read more...

Dianne Clark
I am Nikonians

Dianne Clark

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

In this I AM NIKONIANS series, it is with pride and pleasure that we present to you members of the Nikonians community who have embraced our motto: Share, Learn, Inspire; who are passionate about photography and make the Nikonians Community what it is. Nikonians Moderator Marsha Edmunds brings us an interview with Dianne Clark. Read more...

Nikon D500 and 200-500mm Nikkor Birding Field Review
Camera Reviews Lens Reviews

Nikon D500 and 200-500mm Nikkor Birding Field Review

Jonathan Kandel (JonK)

Nikonians moderator Jonathan Kandel (JonK) had the opportunity to test in the field during a four-day bird blind shoot the 200-500mm zoom Nikkor on the Nikon D500 body. All he could say as he returned was: “Wow! Impressive Combo!” Read more...

Nikkor AF 35-70/2.8D lens
Lens Reviews

Nikkor AF 35-70/2.8D lens

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikkor AF 35-70mm/2.8D is an old lens providing great value for money. It can meanwhile be had for 300 USD, sometimes even less. The optics are great. Read more...

Linwood Ferguson
I am Nikonians

Linwood Ferguson

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Linwood Ferguson is a very active contributor of images and input at the Nikonians community. He has posted many fascinating images and has supported many members with advice. Read more...

A Landscape Shooting Experience: Superstition Mountains, Arizona
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A Landscape Shooting Experience: Superstition Mountains, Arizona

Gerry Mulligan (Gerry M)

Landscape photography can be a very rewarding experience. Nikonian Gerry Mulligan (Gerry M) shares with us the beautiful images of one of his latest, emphasizing the importance of patience, knowing the location, knowing your camera, knowing the weather conditions and knowing the best timing. Read more...

A Photographer and Beginner
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A Photographer and Beginner

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

New to photography? Want to improve your skills? These are the articles you should read first. Written by experienced photographers, they take you through the basics on how to improve your photography results. Read more...

Monte Comeau
I am Nikonians

Monte Comeau

Marsha Edmunds (meadowlark2)

Reading and writing posts, articles and critiques at nikonians.org does more than just share information. In many ways, members have embraced the original concept of our founders, making Nikonians not just a knowledgeable and friendly environment but a family environment. We like to call it a community, and as such we should also have a look at the backgrounds of some of our fellow members. Our first interview in this new series of articles, I AM NIKONIANS, is with Monte Comeau (BCRose). Read more...

The Nikon Blog Page
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The Nikon Blog Page

Looking for the right Nikon information? We blog about it! Read more...

How To Fine-Tune your Lenses using the Green Dot Method
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How To Fine-Tune your Lenses using the Green Dot Method

Roger Rowlett (RRowlett)

If you are unsure that your lens is autofocusing correctly, after checking that you have not made human errors, like miss-estimating depth of field or others, you may want to give a try to fine-tuning your lens. Nikonians Charter Member Roger Rowlett (rrowlett) shows us how to do it using the Green Dot Method. Read more...

NIGHT SHIFT - Introduction to night photography
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NIGHT SHIFT - Introduction to night photography

Dusan Labuda (DusanLabuda)

Night photography will force you to think a bit more than common daylight shooting. Now you are challenged by the low light and an unusual ratio of highlights and shadows. Your hunt for light will squeeze out the maximum from your gear. Done correctly, it will also unleash the power of your mind and body to change your daytime habits into "The Night Shift" mode. There are several questions to be considered before one starts shooting in low light. Read more...

Nikon D500 review
Camera Reviews

Nikon D500 review

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

The Nikon D500 is the "condensed power" according to Nikon. Many of us are waiting for the new DX prosumer body from Nikon to hit the streets. While we are waiting, we are analyzing the stated features and believe we are about to get a very, very capable camera in our hands. Read more...

Howto use Lightroom Develop
How-to's Software Reviews

Howto use Lightroom Develop

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Photographers who are new to Lightroom, or who haven't had a lot of time can use these tips to improve their workflow and results. Read more...

Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part II
How-to's

Using a Full Spectrum Camera – Part II

Jon Nadelberg (jnadelberg)

Converting your old Nikon DSLR into a full spectrum camera promises to open up an entirely new world of photography for you. This conversion allows your camera to capture ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation in addition to regular, visual light (VL). In this second part of the series, we’ll look at using long pass filters and IR filters and how they produce different types of effects when using a full spectrum camera. Read more...

A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom
How-to's Software Reviews

A Custom Approach to Panoramas with Lightroom

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

Panorama photography can be a very rewarding experience, it really is a lot of fun. However, to get it done correctly can become very tricky at times. Even the best tools may not be very efficient, depending on how you made your individual photographs. Mike Hagen had to come up with a custom approach for his series of images, combining both Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Here is how. Read more...

thinkTANK Modular Component System Review
How-to's Accessories Reviews

thinkTANK Modular Component System Review

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The quest for the perfect bag to carry our camera gear may never end, as needs, locations and gear do change over time; not to mention materials and innovative designs. Nikonians co-founder J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) proposes another approach to find a happy load solution: a search for a system. Read more...

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