How to Pose People for Flattering Portraits

Learn how to pose men, women and couples for photos they'll love
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Posing people to make them look attractive in portraits is not easy. In fact, it takes years of training and practice. Fortunately, there are pro photographers like Vanessa Joy who has had years of portrait photography experience and wants to share what she knows with beginners. In the below video, Joy gives you her tips on how to pose men, women, and... Read more

7 Ways to Capture Amazing Photos of Animals

Pro wildlife photographer Kristi Odom shares her top tips
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(Editor’s Note: This wildlife photography how-to from professional photographer Kristi Odom is part of a monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer.) Whether you’re in the field, on a vacation or in your own backyard, wildlife... Read more

5 Ways to Make Your Portraits Look More Dramatic

Adding drama will take your portraits to the next level
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What often separates a good portrait from a great portrait is drama. No, we’re not talking about the drama that comes from working with a high-maintenance model, we mean creating a portrait that looks dramatic or even cinematic. But how do you produce dramatic portraits that will turn heads? Professional portrait photographer Miguel Quiles has... Read more
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8 Clever Camera Hacks for Landscape Photography

These photo tricks actually work
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Camera “hacks” are fun, oftentimes do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas or tricks that help you get the most out of your camera gear to capture interesting photos. Frequently, however, camera hack tutorials can be more silly than helpful. That’s not the case with the below video where photographer Mark Denney shows you eight camera hacks “that... Read more

5 Tips for Awesome Portraits with a Wide-Angle Lens

Composition is key when capturing people with a 24mm lens
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Shooting portraits with a wide-angle lens is tricky but it can be done and done well. In the below tutorial from portrait photographer Julia Trotti, she gives you a behind-the-scenes look at one of her portrait sessions using a 24mm lens and shares five tips for getting the most out of wide-angle primes. In the video at the bottom of this post, Trotti... Read more

6 Top Tips for Shooting Epic Landscape Photos

Here's how to turn your photos from ordinary to extraordinary
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(Editor’s Note: This landscape photography how-to from professional photographer Mike Mezeul II is part of a monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer.) To turn an ordinary landscape photo into something truly epic,... Read more

8 Secrets for Super Sharp Wildlife Photos

Pro photographer Steve Perry shares his tips on capturing sharper animal images
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Everyone wants sharper wildlife photos but not everyone knows the basics of how to capture them. In the below video tutorial, pro photographer Steve Perry shares his “eight secrets” to help you shoot sharp photos of birds and other animals every time. “Do you want sharper wildlife photos? Are you tired of deleting otherwise amazing... Read more

5 Fashion Photography Tips That Never Go Out of Style

Portrait pro Dixie Dixon shares her go-to fashion advice
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(Editor’s Note: This fashion photography how-to from professional photographer Dixie Dixon is part of a monthly series on Digital Photo where top pros from Nikon USA’s Ambassadors program share their simple tips, tricks, and advice on how to be a better photographer.) In order to bring your fashion photography to the next level, it’s... Read more

Make Your Portraits POP by Using Dynamic Range

Sometimes our gear does let us down in photography
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Sometimes when we take a bad picture, we tend to (unfairly) blame our gear. Often it’s simply our skills (or lack thereof) as photographers. But there are times when your photo gear can let you down, particularly when it comes to shooting portraits with poor dynamic range, as pro photographer Miguel Quiles explains in the below video tutorial. “Your... Read more

How to Take Great Photos of Couples

It takes more than a nice location to capture striking photos of couples
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Earlier this year, pro photographer Jerry Ghionis gave us five easy tips on how to shoot beautiful portraits of people. Now he’s back with a new tutorial on how to take great photos of couples. “Photographing couples brings a whole host of problems, different body types, shapes, issues, confidence level, etc, etc.,” Ghionis says. “I... Read more