Nikon School

Shooting with Low key lighting

By : nikonschool  |  3 Dec, 2018  |  20

It is a cliché that we always need loads of light for good photography. However, good light does not necessarily mean a lot of light. Sometimes, very little, but just enough light creates a magic that too much light cannot. Welcome to the amazing world of low key lighting. What...

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The importance of Tripods

By : nikonschool  |  3 Dec, 2018  |  20

When light goes down, photographers frown. Not the best poetry perhaps, but the truth nevertheless. Thankfully, three legged contraptions called tripods have been there almost since the birth of photography to support the cameras. In today's world of D-SLRs with extreme high ISO capabilities, many think that tripods are not...

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Whacky photography project ideas

By : nikonschool  |  3 Dec, 2018  |  26

Do you worry yourself like crazy to shoot the perfect picture every time you pick up your camera? Of course, we all do! But once in a while it's relaxing to not think too much about the results and just have some fun with your camera. Here's a bunch of...

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Easy Troubleshooting for Nikon DSLRs

By : nikonschool  |  16 Aug, 2018  |  72

Ever had the experience of your DSLR suddenly refusing to shoot? Or not being able to get your DSLR to do something? It can get pretty desperate in these times. Relax! No need to rush to the nearest Nikon service centre immediately. Here’s a list of some common DSLR problems...

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Shooting Environmental Portraits

By : nikonschool  |  16 Aug, 2018  |  61

You can hardly find a photographer who doesn't like shooting portraits. Portraits allow us to capture the beauty and emotions of our fellow human beings. Within portraiture, environmental portraits are a genre in themselves. Environmental portraits show a person in his or her environment and how he or she relates...

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Blue Hour Photography

By : nikonschool  |  16 Aug, 2018  |  53

Photography is all about getting the best light of the day. While golden light is often what most photographers hope for, blue hour is also a great time to photograph landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. Blue hour is the light that appears at dawn till a little before sunrise and at...

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Shooting sports events

By : nikonschool  |  23 May, 2018  |  86

Photographing sports requires the same passion that sportsmen put into their sport. The rush that a photographer feels when he has nailed the perfect sports action is no less than what an athlete feels while crossing the finishing line, or a gymnast finishing a perfect jump. However, being a sports...

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Street photography equipment guide

By : nikonschool  |  23 May, 2018  |  101

Are you passionate about street photography, but not sure how to gear up for some intense street shooting with your DSLR? Here’s a street photography equipment guide to help you choose the right gear that will get your job done most effectively. Camera All Nikon DSLRs are equipped to shoot...

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Gearing up for travel photography

By : nikonschool  |  23 May, 2018  |  87

Travel photography is a wide genre, and often involves shooting landscapes, portraits, candids, action, architecture, and even a bit of wildlife. This makes choosing equipment for travel photography a tricky job. While carrying too much can weigh you down, carrying too little may leave you with regrets. So how do...

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Introduction to flash photography

By : nikonschool  |  10 Apr, 2018  |  118

A flash is a device that provides the camera a light source whenever required. Whether the built in flash is used or an external one, understanding the fundamentals of flash photography is vital to how effectively you can use it. Here, we shall discuss a few common flash photography terminology...

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Shooting wildlife with Nikon

By : nikonschool  |  10 Apr, 2018  |  108

For decades, Nikon has been associated with leading wildlife photographers around the world, providing state of the art optics and precision in their lenses and cameras to help leading wildlife photographers cope with the demanding conditions of the forests around the world. Common perception is that wildlife photography involves expensive...

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Having fun with automated modes

By : nikonschool  |  10 Apr, 2018  |  109

If you own any Nikon DSLR starting from the D3300 series upto the D750, there are many automated modes that will help you take good images, even if you have no concept of the basics of photography. Let’s learn about a few of the most useful automated modes. Auto mode:...

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The Nikon 1 series

By : nikonschool  |  21 Feb, 2018  |  98

SLRs are the most successful cameras Nikon has manufactured since 1959. However, changing times often call for new thinking, and in 2012, the Nikon 1 series was launched by Nikon to fill a gap which then existed in the enthusiast digital camera market. Right from the beginning, the Nikon 1...

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The COOLPIX P900 – Born to impress

By : nikonschool  |  21 Feb, 2018  |  126

The COOLPIX P900 was born to be a head turner. The first look of this COOLPIX with ultra-high zoom is bound to impress people. It looks bigger than many entry level DSLRs, and many people mistake it for one too. However, beyond the looks, it’s what the COOLPIX P900 can...

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Understanding Nikon's CX, DX, and FX sensor formats

By : nikonschool  |  21 Feb, 2018  |  98

Nikon started their digital SLR line up with the DX format. A few years later, the FX format was launched. The CX format followed a few years after this. These terms denote the different sensor sizes used by three different categories of Nikon’s Digital cameras with inter-changeable lenses. If you...

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Simple but fun things to do with your DSLR and lenses

By : nikonschool  |  22 Jan, 2018  |  77

Have some spare time and enough enthusiasm to get creative with your DSLR? Armed just with your Nikon DSLR and kit lens, you can try a few whacky experiments. These are not just fun to do, but can also turn out to be quite creative if you know what you’re...

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The Nikon F-mount story

By : nikonschool  |  22 Jan, 2018  |  119

The story of Nikon took a decisive and historic turn with the development of its legendary F-mount. The F mount started a journey that saw legendary Nikon cameras and lenses being born. The F-mount story is not only important to the Nikon Corporation, but also part of the evolution of...

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Getting crazy about bokeh

By : nikonschool  |  22 Jan, 2018  |  115

If you’re a photographer, you must be crazy about bokehs. Who doesn’t want those lovely round (or nearly round) colourful orbs at the background or foreground of their images? Bokehs have been there all along, but it’s relatively recently that they’ve become an obsession for most people getting into photography....

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NIKKOR legends

By : nikonschool  |  2 Jan, 2018  |  110

While celebrating 100 years of Nikon, we must remember that it’s not just the cameras that have built brand Nikon. Like some legendary Nikon Cameras, many NIKKOR lenses also became legends and have contributed in establishing Nikon as an imaging giant. It was in 1932 that NIKKOR was adopted as...

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Photographing historic places

By : nikonschool  |  2 Jan, 2018  |  100

Historic places, like palaces, forts, temples, mosques, monasteries, or even ruins have many stories to tell, and there lies the chance for the photographer in you to capture the story, your own way. Before photographing or even visiting a historic site, gather as much information as possible about it. What...

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Importance of golden hour

By : nikonschool  |  2 Jan, 2018  |  78

What is golden hour? That magical golden cast that we all admire in many landscapes and portraits is caused due to what’s popularly known as ‘golden light’. Golden light is the sunlight that is available during the ‘golden hour’ of a sunny day. This refers to the time, usually one...

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Best NIKKOR lenses for shooting portraits

By : nikonschool  |  28 Dec, 2017  |  105

Today, portrait photography is not just limited to shooting people posing for the camera. With the evolution of photography, portraiture has also evolved as a genre and has given rise to many variations. Today's portrait photographers need lenses that are up to their requirements under a variety of challenging conditions....

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Photographing Children

By : nikonschool  |  22 Dec, 2017  |  69

Children are the most beautiful and fulfilling part of our lives. The sight of a happy child at play is one of the few reliefs that we have in our stressful, modern lives. It’s no wonder then that children are among the most attractive subjects for photographers around the world....

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Photographing your pets

By : nikonschool  |  22 Dec, 2017  |  83

Pets are as much a part of our lives as our human family members. Whoever has ever had a pet will understand the importance of having their wonderful memories preserved as images of various moments of their lives. It is sad that most pets, like dogs, cats and birds have...

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Nikon in Space

By : nikonschool  |  30 Oct, 2017  |  161

This is the 100th year celebration of Nikon and much has already been spoken about that. One worthy chapter related to the amazing journey of Nikon as a brand is Nikon's foray into space. Yes, since 1971 Nikon products have regularly been used in NASA space programs. During the 1960s,...

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Reflections

By : nikonschool  |  30 Oct, 2017  |  73

Reflections have always fascinated humans. Even the prehistoric man must've looked at various reflections, including his own, in water and wondered how they are made. Artists kept that fascination alive by including reflections in their paintings, sometimes, even making them the main subjects. With technology came photography and the fascination...

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Shooting HDRs with Nikon DSLRs

By : nikonschool  |  30 Oct, 2017  |  95

HDR Photography has been a rage ever since digital photography became popular. Since most early digital cameras were not capable of capturing a wide range of brightness in the same frame, HDR technique became popular. This involved exposing different parts of a high contrast scene with the respectively necessary exposures,...

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Silhouettes

By : nikonschool  |  10 Oct, 2017  |  105

Silhouettes are difficult to spell, but fairly easy to shoot and they usually make interesting images. For many people learning photography, silhouettes are often shot unintentionally while shooting subjects with a strong backlight, like trying to shoot someone's portrait against a bright sunlit sky. However, shooting silhouettes intentionally can be...

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Lesser known but useful Nikon DSLR features

By : nikonschool  |  10 Oct, 2017  |  80

Surprisingly, even today, there are quite a few features or modes in Nikon DSLRs that photographers often overlook. While some of these features are ignored due to their specific usage, some are just unknown to many photographers, even if they have had their cameras for a very long time. Here...

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Having fun with light painting

By : nikonschool  |  10 Oct, 2017  |  107

An exciting genre of photography that has evolved out of shooting in darkness is light painting. Originating just as a few random streaks of light across the frame, light painting has today become a highly specialised genre of photography. What is light painting? Simply put, any image where the photographer...

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Playing with shadows

By : nikonschool  |  18 Sep, 2017  |  49

Bored of shooting streets, landscapes, and portraits? Enough of shooting things? How about chasing the shadows of those things and create interesting images? Where to look for shadows? Shadows are everywhere around us. Whenever light falls on a subject, shadows are formed. You just have to wait for the right...

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Stories about legendary Nikons

By : nikonschool  |  18 Sep, 2017  |  82

As an imaging brand trusted for 100 years, Nikon has been endearing more and more photography enthusiasts with every passing decade. Though Nikon started manufacturing cameras only during the 1940s, by that time it was already an established name in the world of photography. Starting a bit later than other...

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Shooting Outdoor Still Life

By : nikonschool  |  18 Sep, 2017  |  51

Photography knows no barriers. We just have to look around to find the inherent beauty in everything. One much underestimated subject photographers often overlook is still life. Yes, the inanimate objects that are lying about inside and outside our homes or workplaces can often turn out to be interesting subjects...

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Common confusions in photography

By : nikonschool  |  24 Jul, 2017  |  84

When you start photography, often the sheer volume of knowledge facing you can feel overwhelming. Add to that the many confusing concepts in photography that make it even more difficult for beginners. The most common confusions related to photography are discussed in this blog and should lead to better understanding...

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High speed photography at home

By : nikonschool  |  18 Jul, 2017  |  104

Who wouldn't like to see lightning fast events being recorded in their cameras? We would all love to capture that perfect slice of time which our eyes cannot normally perceive. To fulfill this desire, some head to the forests to capture wild animals in action, some try to capture sports...

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Dealing with Photographer's block

By : nikonschool  |  18 Jul, 2017  |  79

All creative people suffer from temporary 'blocks' or lack of fresh ideas, including photographers. This article is about photographer's block and how to overcome it if it strikes you. Internet The internet is the most likely source of inspiration or new ideas when you are stuck with a block. Social...

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Introduction to Time Lapse Photography

By : nikonschool  |  12 Jun, 2017  |  95

We can freeze a moment using photography. But can we record the passage of time? One of the techniques that captures the flow of time effectively is 'Time lapse photography'. The technique records the events that happen over a long period from an hour to a few years and shows...

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A 100 years of Meeting needs, exceeding expectations

By : nikonschool  |  12 Jun, 2017  |  57

What do you say to a centenarian? Congratulations? Well done? Wish another 100? You can surely say all this to Nikon Corporation which is celebrating its centenary this year. The journey of Nikon's hundred years is not just about longevity, success, and adulations. It is ultimately about how Nikon influenced...

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Setting up a DSLR kit for Beginners

By : nikonschool  |  12 Jun, 2017  |  93

Do you feel like buying everything you see on display in a camera shop within a few days after purchasing your first D-SLR? It's normal. Everything even remotely related to photography grabs your attention when you have just got yourself a DSLR. This is the time most people make unwise...

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Shooting fast action with Nikon

By : nikonschool  |  6 May, 2017  |  82

Photography helps us record events happening around us every moment. However, sometimes events happen too quickly for us to capture them. A bird suddenly flying off, a child jumping unexpectedly, someone tripping comically, these are just a few of the many incidents that often happen too fast. Thankfully, technology can...

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Using the Nikon DSLR retouch Menu

By : nikonschool  |  6 May, 2017  |  89

Post processing can enhance your images to make them look better. We all know that, but most of us do not have the time required for editing a large number of images on the computer. That's why all the present day Nikon DSLRs (yes, all of them) have the retouch...

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Photography trends in 2017

By : nikonschool  |  6 May, 2017  |  64

We're already in the 4th month of 2017 and it's a good time to reflect over the trends in Photography that ruled last year and analyse what's trending now and will continue to trend this year. It's always difficult to predict trends as peoples' response to technology and concepts are...

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Preparing for your next short film

By : nikonschool  |  6 Mar, 2017  |  82

Your next short film may well be your ticket to fame. Short films are in vogue today. Generations of film makers have struggled long and hard to make short films a genre respected by viewers and critics. Thanks to digital technology and affordable digital SLRs, short film making has become...

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Shooting group Photos

By : nikonschool  |  6 Mar, 2017  |  112

If you are a professional photographer covering weddings, or the family photographer who is always called upon to shoot family events, you must have had the experience (and agony) of photographing groups of people. Shooting group pictures is not as easy as it looks to the untrained eye. Taking a...

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Shooting with window light

By : nikonschool  |  6 Mar, 2017  |  124

Light is one of the most important aspects of any photograph. Often, we find ourselves looking at impressive images and wondering how the photographer lit the scene. In many cases, we assume that the light used by the photographer is very complex and expensive. This is specially so if the...

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Journey of Nikon School in India

By : nikonschool  |  7 Feb, 2017  |  52

Nowadays, we are quite used to the sight of groups of youngsters moving around with their DSLRs at different places. While a decade ago, photography was restricted to a few passionate individuals, today the passion has spread to a much wider population. One of the factors influencing this trend is...

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Urban Landscapes

By : nikonschool  |  25 Jan, 2017  |  62

Most photographers are fascinated by landscapes. That's why most dream of heading off to the next trek, or to the sea shore, hoping to capture some breathtaking landscapes. Unfortunately, the pressures of our work do not always allow this. This is why many wise photographers try to make the most...

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Food Photography – getting it right

By : nikonschool  |  23 Jan, 2017  |  57

If you enjoy looking at any food in a photograph, don't forget to credit the photographer before going crazy over the food. Food photography has emerged as a genre in itself. As the commercial requirements for photographing food items have grown, the art of photographing food has also evolved. The...

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Latest NIKKOR Technologies

By : nikonschool  |  19 Dec, 2016  |  26

These are exciting times for Nikon users. Not only are we witnessing ground breaking advancements in DSLR technologies, the advancements in the NIKKOR lenses are no less exciting. Of course, to match up with the new DSLR technologies, the NIKKOR lenses have to be made better to ensure the winning...

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The New Low Light Champions from Nikon

By : nikonschool  |  19 Dec, 2016  |  43

The photographers' battle against low light has been going on since the beginning of photography. Thankfully, technology has continuously evolved to ensure the battle has tilted heavily in favor of photographers, if not already won. Gone are the days when shooting beyond ISO 400 was viewed with shock. With modern...

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Introduction to Shooting Macros

By : nikonschool  |  19 Dec, 2016  |  34

A fascinating world exists around us, but remains largely unseen. This is the world of tiny things - living and non-living. If observed carefully, this world has the ability to amaze us as much as vast landscapes, exciting wildlife or vibrant festivals. Macro photography is all about capturing images of...

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Avoiding Common Focus Problems

By : nikonschool  |  29 Sep, 2016  |  80

Imagine taking a great image, and after zooming in later, finding out that it lacks sharp focus. Or imagine covering an important event and finding it hard to focus on the main subject. Many important and potentially great images have been ruined by lack of sharpness. In most of the...

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Nikon View NX i – new software for image organising and editing

By : nikonschool  |  29 Sep, 2016  |  45

Last year, Nikon launched View NXi , as an additional option to transfer, organise, and edit your images in the same way as the popular Nikon View NX2 was known for. View Nxi is simple, yet incredibly efficient. Nikon technicians have kept most of the features of View NX2 in...

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Understanding Nikon VR System

By : nikonschool  |  29 Sep, 2016  |  31

Some of the greatest images have been shot in low light. Their greatness is partly due to the fact that getting everything right in low light is a huge challenge. As the shutter speeds plummet when you're shooting in low light, it gets more and more difficult to hold your...

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Nikon makes imaging history

By : nikonschool  |  29 Jul, 2016  |  28

Meeting needs, exceeding expectations – that has been the vision of Nikon since 2007. In course of exceeding expectations of the photography world for almost a century, Nikon has created many firsts in the imaging industry. Let’s look back at some of the imaging technologies that Nikon gifted the photography...

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Myths of Photography

By : nikonschool  |  29 Jul, 2016  |  33

Throughout the evolution of photography, countless opinions have created many ideas which can be termed as myths of photography. These myths have prevailed across the world, mainly among the enthusiasts who heard about them from others but never actually tested them. Instead, they started believing in them and spread them...

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Monsoon

By : nikonschool  |  29 Jul, 2016  |  36

If the seasons were to compete for being the favourite of photographers in India, monsoon should win easily. Monsoons are the lifeblood of India. Much of the country's economy, cultures and traditions revolve around monsoon. After braving the intense heat of the summers, the whole country prays and eagerly waits...

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Technology advances in Photography

By : nikonschool  |  22 Jun, 2016  |  26

Long gone are the days when taking a photograph or being photographed were special occasions. At the present state of the digital revolution, everyone is shooting images many times a day, capturing everything from having lunch at home to scuba diving during vacations. How much has technology changed the way...

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Ethics of Photography

By : nikonschool  |  22 Jun, 2016  |  49

Right from the beginning of photography, unethical practices have been used by many photographers to gain fame or money. However, after a couple of decades into the digital era, this has increased exponentially. Almost every day, we hear about photographers using unfair means to get the image they want, or...

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Reading the User Manual

By : nikonschool  |  27 May, 2016  |  177

Have you ever read the user manual that came with your new D-SLR camera? While no is the answer to this question from many people, some are very surprised to even hear about the manual. In the excitement of trying out a newly purchased camera, the humble user manual is...

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Shooting on the move

By : nikonschool  |  17 Mar, 2016  |  38

While traveling, we mostly shoot when we stop at certain sightseeing points, or at certain locations we like. However, while on the move, we cannot stop everywhere, even when travelling in a car. But at times during a long journey by road, rail, or even air, lovely frames pass us...

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Shooting High Contrast Scenes

By : nikonschool  |  17 Mar, 2016  |  52

What to do when you have a blazing sun and subjects in shade in the same frame? Shooting in uneven light is one of the most common and frustrating challenges faced by photographers. The pros often resort to proper planning to avoid such situations in the first place, but the...

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Focal Length and Perspective

By : nikonschool  |  17 Mar, 2016  |  43

Ever wondered why certain images look great while some, taken at the same settings, look unimpressive, distorted, funny, even weird at times? In an era when most people are starting photography with zoom lenses, the importance of learning the relation between focal length and perspective is often getting lost. Put...

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Photography and Music

By : nikonschool  |  5 Nov, 2015  |  52

As the notes come together, music is formed. When many visual elements converge, a photograph is born. How does music relate to photography? Though the two are completely different disciplines, there are amazing similarities that will make you realise, they aren't so different after all. Music is a combination of...

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Dealing with Colours

By : nikonschool  |  5 Nov, 2015  |  45

One of the pleasures of being alive is to be able to marvel at the colourful world around us. This is the reason why Photography has evolved to capture colours as accurately as possible. From the first crude devices that captured hints of colours to the latest Digital SLRs, we've...

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In camera effects with Nikon DSLRs

By : nikonschool  |  5 Nov, 2015  |  39

I love to experiment with my photography, and try out new things with my Nikon D-SLR. With my Nikon D-SLR, I can give you a list of cool in camera special effects that I use to make my images stand out from the rest. If I can do it ,...

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Understanding light

By : nikonschool  |  30 Jun, 2015  |  113

Just as good ingredients make good cuisine, the right ingredients make an attractive image. Of course, everyone knows light is the most important ingredient in photography. Often we tend to forget this and hope to achieve great results without thinking much about light. The first important decision a photographer has...

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Using the kit lens

By : nikonschool  |  30 Jun, 2015  |  80

Let's face it, the 'kit lens' lens generally supplied by manufacturers, is often not given its due credit. It is common belief that if you're shooting mostly with a kit lens, you're not much of a photographer. Is it really so? Ever wondered why the kit lens is always bundled...

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Shooting at the zoo

By : nikonschool  |  30 Jun, 2015  |  75

Does shooting wildlife excite you? For most photographers, the call of the wild combined with the opportunity to photograph wild animals in their environment is difficult to resist. Trouble is, many times you don't have the time or the opportunity to spend days in the forests. Or, maybe you've just...

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The magic of ultra-wide angles

By : nikonschool  |  30 Jun, 2015  |  39

Think of a situation when you come across a breathtaking scene offering a new story to be told. However, none of the images you take are satisfactory as your wide angle lens is capturing only a part of what you are seeing at that moment. When a conventional wide angle...

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Judging Your Own Images

By : nikonschool  |  30 Jun, 2015  |  153

All of us want to shoot great images that make people go 'wow'. Trouble is, how do we know ourselves whether the image is great or not? In a world where millions of images are being shot every year, it is difficult to find a spot at the top. Enter...

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Shooting at the market

By : nikonschool  |  16 Jun, 2015  |  60

When the street photographer in you is crying out loud for new challenges, try heading to the nearest market place. Not only are they some of the most interesting places to shoot, but they also offer many challenges that can make you a better photographer, once you learn to overcome...

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Textured Shooting

By : nikonschool  |  16 Jun, 2015  |  46

Bored of shooting the usual ? Maybe it's time to put some texture into your images, literally. Putting textures to images using multiple exposures is an old practice going back to the film days. It is indeed one of the techniques that can create amazing images with a little practice....

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Shooting Monochromes

By : nikonschool  |  16 Jun, 2015  |  60

Are colours distracting attention from an interesting subject? Or are the colours in your images not bringing out the forms and patterns as well as they originally looked? For many budding photographers, shooting in monochrome is like trying to attain sainthood – getting into an area where the masters of...

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Having fun with walls and windows

By : nikonschool  |  27 Nov, 2014  |  53

As photographers we constantly search for interesting subjects. However, sometimes, the subjects are difficult to find, or maybe there's something called a 'photographers block', when we run out of ideas. Those are the times to create a subject out of anything rather than go looking for a subject. Sounds weird?...

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Shooting in low light

By : nikonschool  |  14 Nov, 2014  |  50

Photography means writing with 'light', but once you're into photography, you often realise that light is not as abundant a resource for the photographer as it is for others. At dawn or dusk, the whole world enjoys the subtle play of colours in the soft, faint light. The ones with...

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Shooting Temples

By : nikonschool  |  14 Nov, 2014  |  44

For the photographers in India, the numerous temples offer wonderful opportunities to create amazing frames. The temples provide photographers with almost all they crave for – people, colours, and moments. If you're a photographer and have never been inside any Indian temple, you're surely missing out on ample photographic moments....

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Metering modes – what do they do

By : nikonschool  |  14 Nov, 2014  |  53

Ever wondered how your Nikon D-SLR gives you correct exposures? It has a way of looking at a scene and quickly analyse what should be the correct combination of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to get a good exposure. Why bother if the camera does it for you? Well, there...

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'Advanced’ things your ‘Basic’ D-SLR can do

By : nikonschool  |  14 Nov, 2014  |  71

Are you intimidated by the bigger and more complicated looking (and more expensive) cameras totted by your fellow photographers? Relax, you'll be amazed to find out what a so-called 'entry level' or 'basic' D-SLR can do. Not most of these capabilities will be used by you every day , but...

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The human element

By : nikonschool  |  11 Nov, 2014  |  72

One of the most effective ways of making strong compositions is to include human elements in your frame. Much of what we shoot is somehow related to human life. A frame devoid of any human element usually looks lifeless. It's psychological. In a vast, barren landscape, you feel good if...

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To Edit Or Not

By : nikonschool  |  21 Sep, 2014  |  167

Post-processing is as old as photography itself. In the B&W era, there were a whole lot of corrections or enhancements done during the developing and printing stage. It was almost like shooting the picture all over again. In colour era, we often took pictures but found out that the prints...

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Travel Photography Preparations

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  126

Breathtaking landscapes, amazing moments, the perfect light, the frowns and the smiles, all make up the travel photographer's portfolio. However, it is not just the photography on field that matters. Often travel photographers have to spend months, even years to get their most cherished shots. Careful preparation and research often...

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Creatively Using The Built-In-Flash

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  125

That little source of light called the built-in-flash hidden on top of your camera is often the most unused or even misused part of a D-SLR. Most use it only in low light, but seldom realise that by default, the camera controls how much light the flash throws at the...

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Taking Care Of Your Camera

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  123

That wonderful device which can give you so many cherished memories, maybe even awards and accolades, needs your care as much as you need it to perform. Your camera is a machine, and with every machine, maintenance and caring is essential for constant performance. Let’s start at the basics. Get...

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Shooting Abstracts – How To Begin

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  117

One of the best ways to make images that you can truly call your own is to shoot abstracts. An abstract art form can be described as one in which details have been overlooked in favour of the form, colour or pattern of the subject or subjects. What I like...

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Sensor Formats - Bigger The Better

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  108

Ever wondered why all’s well when you are shooting with your phone or compact camera, but all that changes when suddenly, the light drops? The answer lies deep within the camera. The sensor is the heart of the camera where the image is formed, just like a canvas in a...

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Rules Of Composition

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  115

We've all heard the cliché 'rules are meant to be broken', and 'to break the rules, you must know them first'. Does photography have any rules? If yes, then why should I follow them? What if I do not follow them? Every budding photographer must have pondered over these questions...

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Lenses – Which One Is For You?

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  126

Most people find it confusing to choose which lenses to invest in after they have started shooting with a digital SLR. With so many kinds of lenses available and so much of advice on the internet, it can get mighty difficult to choose. Here’s a humble attempt to make things...

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Let Your Camera Be Your Best Friend!

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  144

How many times have you experienced situations when you are witnessing something really beautiful, and you want to frame that moment for the rest of your life? How many times have your near and dear ones made faces that you want to keep looking at forever? Or, you are on...

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Photography Begins At Home

By : nikonschool  |  20 Sep, 2014  |  221

Photography is often interpreted as an outdoor activity and we assume that for good photography travel is necessary. While travel photography is a genre in itself, and travellers have to photograph their travels, photography does not necessarily involve travel. Even if you are not a pro with a studio to...

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Shooting Still Life With Household Lights

By : nikonschool  |  16 Sep, 2014  |  270

Nothing is as satisfactory as trying something new and succeeding in it. Trial and error is a time tested process that has given mankind almost all its great inventions. The successful invention of photography also led to experiments with techniques. Many of the photographic techniques popular today were discovered accidentally...

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