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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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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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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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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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