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Bookshelf 9: Lighting and Photographic Studio Books
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Bookshelf 9: Lighting and Photographic Studio Books

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

Here you find various recommended Lighting and Photographic Studio books. Read more...

Bookshelf 3: Portrait Photography
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Bookshelf 3: Portrait Photography

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Here you find various recommended portrait photography books. Read more...

Bookshelf 2: Nikon related photography books
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Bookshelf 2: Nikon related photography books

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

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Here you find various recommended Nikon related and photography books. Read more...

What is White Balance
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What is White Balance

Ned S. Levi (Ned_L)

It turns out that White Balance is a difficult term to define for most people. Here's my try. White balance is the process of adjusting color casts, so that objects which appear white to human eyes/brain are rendered white in the photograph by the camera. So what the heck does that mean? Read more...

Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors
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Color management basics: Additive and subtractive colors

Hal Becker (HBB)

I prepared these charts as an aid to a few people I am tutoring in basic color management concepts. This is not meant to be a rigorous treatment of color theory or management, simply an introduction for those interested. Read more...

How to use black background for floral macro photography
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How to use black background for floral macro photography

User

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...

Five easy composition tricks
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Five easy composition tricks

Tom Bone (flashdeadline)

Do you want to take better pictures? Sure you do. If fast, to the point info is what you're looking for, we have it condensed into five easy tricks. Read more...

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

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

The question comes up frequently in the forums. How do I achieve that "milky" look of water in rivers, streams and waterfalls? Read more...

What’s the Best ISO Setting? Native, Pushed or Auto?
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What’s the Best ISO Setting? Native, Pushed or Auto?

User

The ability to dial in ISO sensitivities in the five- to six-figure range in 1/3-stop increments is pretty heady stuff. With the exception of some of the highest ISO ratings, the image quality of the resulting imagery remains surprisingly decent and is equal to or better than the image quality of the fastest film stocks, which speed-wise were nowhere near the ISO sensitivity levels we can squeeze out of our (H)DSLRs. Read more...

How to photograph fireworks
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How to photograph fireworks

User

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

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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...

Download Free Nikonians Battery Guide ebook
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Download Free Nikonians Battery Guide ebook

Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

One of the topics commonly discussed amongst Nikonians these days is about batteries. Digital cameras are revolutionizing the world of still images, and these cameras need lots of energy for their backlit color LC-Displays, CCD's and other electronics. Read more...

On Handholding Technique
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On Handholding Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

You may have wondered how come some of your images look "soft" or blurred. Although at times it is an overestimation of the depth of field, quite often it is simply due to improper handholding technique. Your shuter speed is slower that you can hold steady. So you need to work on that. A little DSLR is used for the illustrations. Read more...

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

User

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...

3 Principles to Improve Your Foregrounds
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3 Principles to Improve Your Foregrounds

Russ Barker (LeCCy)

One of the most effective techniques for adding that “WOW!” factor to your landscape photographs is to include an interesting foreground which complements your composition and helps the viewer to see what your subject is. If you plan and design your photograph carefully, the foreground can lead the viewer’s eye through the image, ending at the subject. Read more...

Understanding DOF and Aperture & Shutter Speed Relationships
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Understanding DOF and Aperture & Shutter Speed Relationships

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Depth-of-field (DOF) is one of those things that can confuse a lot of new camera users. Yet, it is very important! Choosing the right combination of apertures and shutter speeds is initially hard to comprehend. This article is written to help you understand those relationships to help you control your image's look, while maintaining correct exposure. Read more...

Perspective from two lenses: 35mm and 85mm
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Perspective from two lenses: 35mm and 85mm

Al Smith (sitney)

At one thread, a member asking the question as to "which lens to get next?" was offered many opinions. One possible answer to this recurrent question was a lens pairing with lenses a bit wider and narrower than a 50mm lens. The 35mm and 85mm combination came up as a good pair to start with. This article compares how these two lenses render the same object. Read more...

Introduction to Infrared Photography
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Introduction to Infrared Photography

Romulo Lubachesky (Romulo Lubachesky)

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...

Enlarging Digital Images for Publication
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Enlarging Digital Images for Publication

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell)

Is it possible to take the output from a six-megapixel digital SLR camera and enlarge it until it meets the file-size and quality standards of publishers for digital image submission? This question is being discussed all over the Internet. A large number of people are using cameras in the six-megapixel range, and would like to sell their images to stock agencies, or submit them to magazines for publication. Read more...

On Tripod Technique
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On Tripod Technique

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Whether you already own - or by now have decided to own- a good tripod, they don't work alone. Tripods benefit from all the help you can give them, even the very best; more so if there is some wind. What are the proven tripod technique practices? Read more...

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