Today’s digital cameras have become so powerful and so customisable, that to get to specific settings in the camera sometimes requires diving into menus several screens deep. To help streamline your shooting process, Nikon added the i Menu.
At the start of any shoot you know you’ll want to use a fully charged battery, but what do you do when you need more power—or power for long periods of time. When you can’t turn off the camera to change a battery? The Nikon Z 5 gives offers three different options.
Think of Picture Controls as a “look”, similar to what different film emulsions did when one was shooting in film. Picture Controls in digital, be it in your mirrorless or DSLR cameras, offer photographers the opportunity to select which to use based on realism.
Have you ever wondered why cameras like the Z 5 mirrorless have two media card slots? In recent years, cameras with two card slots have become popular because it gave photographers piece of mind that if one SD card fails, they can depend on a backup. But you don’t need to utilise both card slots unless you want to, and there are four different set-up options for doing so.
One of the more creative and expressive techniques that digital photography excels at is the multiple exposure. Back in the days of film it was much more difficult to pull off a successful double or multiple exposure. But digital has opened up so much in terms of creative options and the Z series mirrorless cameras have expanded those options even further. Read on to find out more with the accompaniment of inspiration from Nikon U.S. Ambassador Andrew Hancock.
Careful arrangements and purposeful alignments are the essence in a flat lay. Give flat lays a whirl and be blown away by the versatile yet impactful format that brings out the best in your compositions with these easy tips and tricks.
Creating food content is not always a piece of cake but our recipe on food videography will have you shooting cooking content confidently in no time.
Achieving lush shots for interior photography requires careful preparation and planning, as you seek to bring out the best in space. Using these techniques and simple tips, frame those ideal shots that lets your composition take centre stage and shows off the unique designs and styles of the location.
Photography is a great avenue to express your creativity, and that extends to the props you use and the environment around you to make photos more interesting. These simple items can help you produce some of the most intriguing images.
Shooting a video at home is a great alternative to filming out in the open. You have more control over your subjects and lighting as opposed to being outside. Here are some tips to help you get you started on your home videos.
The right setup can elevate your stream and set you apart from the pack. Learn how you can create and deliver higher quality content to capture vivid pictures, video and provide depth to your streams.
Commemorating the commitment of a lifetime, a wedding day holds fond and unforgettable memories that a couple will cherish forever. Recording this faithful day through cinematography requires careful planning and attention to detail, capturing these moments that the couple can revisit later in their many days to come. Z Creator Low Chin Siang shares his experiences and journey preserving these beautiful wedding moments.
Dance is a complex art form composed of a multitude of layers. Follow the steps of Z Creator Shaun Ho and get his perspective on the wondrous sphere of dance photography.
Telling the story of your subjects is paramount to all forms of photography work, and this is especially true for portrait photography. Michelle shares how she interacts with people and creates great vibes for her magnificent shots.
Shine the spotlight on the finest details of life as you magnify a whole new world through macro photography. This technique showcases the perspective of the tiniest critters and their miniscule world of petals, plant stems and raindrops, exemplifying the beauty of nature. With insights from wildlife photographer Kiran, broaden your repertoire with some macro photography know-how that is sure to bring out the best in your mini subjects!
A solid video requires careful planning and precise execution, hence a steep hill to overcome initially. Paul Aggarao gives his take on how to masterfully create those mesmerising sequences that take your breath away.
Sports can bring out the best of a person’s emotions, arising from the players’ intense hunger to win coupled with the audience’s reactions to every motion that the players make. Capturing the intensity of the match will put anyone on the edge of their seats. Onvisa Thewphaingarm shares how to get into the sports photography game with her insights on the field.
Street photography is focused on capturing the essence of daily life within the hustle and bustle of the streets. Find out how to showcase the elements of human nature with Ronson Chan, as he shares his approach towards this unique form of photography.
Mountain vistas, twinkling skylines, geometric modern architecture — these are but a few of the many sights that mesmerise us. So, take it all in and recreate that feeling of wonder by perfecting the technique of panoramic photography.
It could be said that framing is the backbone of every professional and impactful image. Here are some tips to help you finetune your framing technique.
Conservation photography is an important genre that seeks to encapsulate the environment around us and create impact that extends beyond the image itself. Photographer Gab Mejia takes us through a reflective journey of his adventures, giving us the tips and tricks on how to get started with conservation photography.
For James Suraj Barwa, the tranquility of exploring nature alone at an early age sparked the passion and curiosity for storytelling. Whether it’s the harsh conditions of a thunderstorm, or the warmth of a sunny day, he always finds a way to create stunning reels that move and impact his viewers. Read on to find out the inspiration behind his craft.
Directing and producing the videos we see in our everyday life may seem intimidating at first, but it all traces back to the fundamentals of human emotion. Why Keen shares his rich experience in videography and how success begins with knowing your audience.
Embrace the unexpected and expand your horizons as you dive deep into nature. With understanding your subject and surroundings at the crux of it all, Shaaz Jung walks us through his journey of getting the most out of wildlife photography.
This is a two-part interview focusing on the Nikon Z 5, released in August 2020 in Japan. In Part II, we discussed the Z 5 in further detail, the unexpectedly high performance NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens, and the traditions passed down through Nikon over the years.
This is a two-part interview focusing on the Nikon Z 5, released in August 2020 in Japan. In Part I, we interviewed Nikon’s engineers on the Z 5’s development concept and of the attention that was paid to the details in its development.
Knowing what to look out for, such as ample lighting and a handy tilt screen, can really add a zest to your food shots. Dominique Cherry shares her recipe for making food and travel shots easier with more of these handy tips.
Your Nikon Z series or DSLR is excellent for your photography and videography adventures, but did you know that it can also double up as a webcam? Take advantage of its high-quality optics and imaging superiority to gain better control of your overall image quality, even during livestreams! Read on to find out how you can build this incredibly simple set up.
Welcome to a new kind of storytelling. The Nikon Z 6 is a portable powerhouse that delivers high quality videos with amazing accuracy and a powerful hybrid autofocus system. Be ambitious and go beyond with your creative pursuits by realising your vision with the Z 6’s impressive video capture capabilities.
Being a good photographer is more than just about capturing the perfect moment. Anthony Reimche shows us that getting into the nitty gritty details of imaging technology can really elevate your skills. Have a look at how he designed his very own macro lens adapter from scratch and see how you can do it yourself too.
There are a lot of reasons to go out and try a Nikon mirrorless camera but what Chris Ogonek is constantly amazed at is how much of an increase in quality he is seeing due to the NIKKOR Z lenses. That is why he keeps going back to his Nikon Z.
Whether you’re looking to capture candid photos of your favorite cat and dog, or want to set up a more formal looking portrait, using the Animal Detection AF will make capturing great shots easy.
From pups looking through the viewfinder, to those staring right into the lens from a millimeter away, to puppies dressed up for the holidays, Tamara pulled out all the stops for this project.
There’s more to using flash than just adding light. Figure out the nuances of flash photography and try out new genres of photography to maximise the potential of both you and your camera.
Inspired many years ago by New York City based photographer Peter B. Kaplan who did a lot of bird photography in his backyard in the latter years of his career, Mike Corrando has always contemplated getting a bird feeder to lure in small birds and take on the challenge of photographing them.
Make an impact with the simplest subject matter. Still life photography is a photography genre that adds character and flair to ordinary inanimate subjects, making for great creative opportunities to experiment and hone your photography skills. Discover how you can build on your existing photography knowledge with still life photography here.
Don’t miss out on the magical and transformative power of the rain. Gear up and always be prepared to seize every moment – even in bad weather.
Welcome to the world of fashion photography. Here you will learn how to capture images that will make your subject matter sing. Just like in fashion, fashion photography is not only about displaying clothing and other fashion items, but about making a statement and finding a unique and visually-arresting way to tell a story.
From understanding the difference between complementary and analogous to the power of monochrome, colours can make or break a photo. We’ve outlined some basic rules of thumb so you can make the most of experimenting with colour in your photography.
Be in control over the exposure and look of your final video footage when you record your videos in N-Log.
Picture Controls are preset profiles that are designed to optimize things like contrast, clarity, brightness and saturation for different scenes. With all of these available on Nikon current DSLRs and mirrorless Z system cameras, find out how to enhance your image or video.
Stack focus, which is also often referred to as focus stacking, is a technique that produces close-up images of depth and detail beyond that seen in conventional close-ups.
Uncover the secrets of food styling photography with Eunice Martin Lim. Discover the tips and tricks that make simple dishes look scrumptious, along with the best kit for the job. Read on to learn more about this delectable art form.
Aspiring to turn your passion for photography into a source of income? Consider photojournalism and freelancing. Acclaimed photographer, Miguel Candela dishes out a few tips and tricks to help you embark on this exciting journey – read on to learn more.
Challenge yourself with abstract photography. Unlike traditional photography, abstraction is free from boundaries; there is no right or wrong, and the only thing you need is creativity. Always wanted to try your hand at abstract photography but have no idea how to start? Read on for some tips and tricks.
Want to show off your proud collection? Then a flat lay could be your new best friend. Here, we will cover the basics of flat lay photography, so you can start setting up scroll-stopping photos, and make sure that your flat lay photos never fall flat again. Read on to learn more.
Look to the sky for inspiration! While many focus on the land or sea in their landscape shots, this article covers some tips and tricks for cloud photography, so you can start making them an integral part of your outdoor compositions. Read on to find out more.
Take your photography and videography to the next level. With the S-Line lenses, you can now easily adapt to any possible scenario, all whilst maintaining a high standard of resolution and quality. Read on and discover the vast potential of these lenses.
Expand your creative possibilities with the Z mount system when combined with the superior quality of the S-Line lenses, built specifically for the Z series. With improved specifications packed into the compact Z series mirrorless camera – a shorter flange distance, a larger mount, and a cutting-edge sensor – experience true optical evolution. Read on and discover how the S-Line can bring out the best of your photography and videography.
Capturing a great waterfall shot is rewarding, but the adventure of finding these hidden gems is also a reward in itself. Waterfall photography presents a unique set of challenges to novices and advanced photographers. Read on for some basic tips and tricks to get you started.
Welcome to the future of photography and videography. Introducing the S-Line, a range of lenses set to change the world of optics. Going beyond standards, see how these lenses deliver a new kind of performance and unlock the future of imaging. Read on to discover how S-Line lenses can take your photography and videography to new heights.
Uncover the secrets of food styling photography with Eunice Martin Lim. Discover the tips and tricks that make simple dishes look scrumptious, along with the best kit for the job. Read on to learn more about this delectable art form.
To what extent can you manipulate light? A piece of glass lets your lens see the world with a whole new perspective, and lets you capture truly unique images. Read on to learn more about refraction photography.
Have you ever heard of backlight photography? Join us in exploring how you can use this simple technique to give your photographs a creative edge. Read on to learn more.
Want to get into wedding photography? Learn the essentials to capturing unforgettable moments on a couple’s big day. From positioning yourself during the ceremony, to packing the right kit, read on to learn more.
Get the perfect shot with exposure bracketing. Learn how to capture multiple exposures to ensure your subject and background are properly reproduced. Perfect for situations that are too bright or dark, exposure bracketing ensures you can balance and capture the shot you’re looking for. Click here to read on.
Discover the splendor of architecture photography. From modern cityscapes to landmarks, learn how to take advantage of a static subject. Seek out interesting perspectives to transform bricks and mortar into works of photographic art. Read on to discover how to unveil the hidden beauty of architecture photography.
From leading lines to horizontal lines, learn how to take control of your shooting environment and turn a simple image into a stunning composition. There are several ways to use lines to your advantage in order to create a photograph with depth and dynamism. Read on the discover the secrets of using lines in photography.
When approximately 71% of Earth is underwater, why limit your photography adventure to the dry parts of it? Read on to take a quick tour under the sea and learn tips and tricks about capturing aquatic life and waterscapes with your camera.
Boost your photo collection with mystery, intrigue and emotion by mastering the art of silhouette photography with our helpful tips and tricks.
Photographing fog and mist is often a challenge. With a constantly shifting state, fog is often difficult to capture, however once mastered, you’ll be able to photograph some truly unique and interesting compositions. Read on to learn a few tips on how to best prepare for this erratic style of photography.
From towering skyscrapers to architecturally ingenious bridges, cityscapes can be a photographer’s playground. Read on to learn how to make the most of your urban surroundings.
Join Nikon photographer Daryl Balfour as he takes you into the wild with the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR. Talking through his most essential kit, Daryl reveals how Nikon has been instrumental in helping him capture amazing images throughout his career. Read on to learn more about his journey into wildlife photography.
Video creators have to ensure their footage is sharper and more vivid than ever to meet the rising demand for high-quality video content, as HDR screens become more common. How does a 10-bit colour depth video recorder help with this?
What exactly is an electronic viewfinder and how does it assist in photography with the Nikon Z series? Read on to find out more.
Fisheye lenses have the power to unlock incredible creative potential. Discover some tips and tricks on how to expand your photography horizons.
Great street photography captures the true essence of a city. Snapping as they wander in an urban landscape is second nature for seasoned photographers, but for beginners it can be a daunting prospect. We’ve written a few tips and tricks so you can feel comfortable and enjoy this rewarding and exhilarating form of photography.
Welcome to the wet and wild world of surf photography. As an incredibly photogenic sport, surfing is the perfect way to capture amazing shots full of action, colour and texture. Learn to take full advantage of the surf with these helpful tips and tricks.
Learn about the different kinds of balance in photography and how to use them to your advantage. From using colour, light and shadows, to utilising subject placement and symmetry to create eye-pleasing compositions that will draw in your viewers. Read on to learn more about balance through a series of easy techniques and tools.
Go on a journey with photographer Tom de Waart as he explores his unrelenting passion for photography. Caught between living the life of a pilot and an explorer, Tom has picked up a couple of important lessons along the way. Read on to discover his four tips for capturing the perfect landscape.
Explore the philosophy of photography with Tom de Waart. As a pilot, photographer, and adventurer, Tom has found balance is the most important factor in life and photography. Read on to be inspired by his travels and to learn more about his techniques.
Learn to create incredibly dramatic portraits with a technique known as low key photography. With the clever use of light and shadows, you too can create moody and dramatic shots full of character. Read on to learn how.
A quick beginner’s guide to making the most of insect photography. Recent estimates suggest there are 200 million insects for every human on the planet, so you should have no shortage of opportunities to put our tips to the test. Read on to learn more.
Discover how to best combine the capabilities of the Multiple Exposure mode and the Image Overlay functions of your D7500 to achieve creative images.
The ethereal-like patterns depicted here are neither a painting, nor a drawing. They are an aerial photograph of one of Earth’s most stunning natural phenomena: the glacial rivers in Iceland. Join Suranga Weeratunga as he describes his photography practice and the challenges of working from great heights.
Enter the whimsical world of wild tree squirrels with wildlife photographer Geert Weggen. Spirited and endlessly amusing, these photographs reveal that all beings, regardless of size, have the ability to delight and inspire.
Join Ben Chen as he describes his experience as a food photographer and the emotional connection between taste and memory.
A long, reflective walk through the woods is sometimes all it takes for our worries to disappear. This month, German photographer Nora Gorlitz describes her practice of capturing dreamlike landscapes in nature, illustrating the power of photography to preserve a moment in time forever.
Gopala Krishnan discusses his findings of the Nikon D500 DSLR camera and its features that he found most useful in the wild. From the camera’s autofocus capability to its tilting LCD screen feature, Gopala, a wildlife photographer, shares his thoughts on the flagship DX-format DSLR.
Ahmed Elsheikh takes pride in studying animal behaviour in order to get the best photographs of the untamed creatures of the wild. The Egyptian photographer shares his passion for capturing the fascinating moments in the world of wildlife.
Bound by nature, Yuyun Yuniarti is drawn to the beauty of water in its many forms. She shares the best techniques in capturing them in motion.
Animal lover and dog owner, Berry is on the road to perfecting her furry friend’s perfect portraits.
Javan Ng may photograph familiar scenes, but his unlikely angles and motif-like visuals bring something extra to the table.
There’s a lot more to commercial photography than meets the eye, and Jay Alonzo shares 21 years of know-how.
The art of portraiture often requires a lens that delivers not just optical precision, but natural reproductions of depth and depiction for the most impressive results. In response, Nikon has introduced the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept.
The Multi-CAM 20K is an intelligent, high-performance autofocus (AF) sensor module providing Nikon DSLR cameras with even wider and more accurate AF coverage.
When making the change from a smartphone or a compact camera to a DSLR, having a comprehensive understanding of how your camera’s autofocus (AF) system works and how you can use it are the first steps to controlling the quality of your image.
Cameras are equipped with advanced systems that help users capture any moment with increased accuracy, even under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. In order to find the optimal amount of exposure for each scene, the camera performs a crucial evaluation of the light intensity with the help of the RGB sensor.
A format commonly used by videographers and media professionals, uncompressed movie data is the preferred way to capture accurate, crystal-clear and high-quality footage.
SnapBridge is a mobile platform that allows users to conveniently transfer pictures taken on their Nikon camera to a smart device on-the-go. Supported by Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, SnapBridge transforms the way you create and share visual content into a connected, mobile experience.
Continuous shooting can pose a series of challenges to photographers, of which inconsistent exposure is a common issue. To address this, various NIKKOR lenses incorporate an electromagnetic aperture mechanism that provides highly accurate diaphragm control for more stable auto exposure control.
In an age where video content is the new language in consumer culture, creating content in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) brings several advantages to the table.
Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography. An external flash with radio capabilities not only gives photographers the upper hand to counter tricky lighting conditions, but also enables them to experiment with different lighting techniques and expand their creative horizons.
Find out what the stepping motor does for a NIKKOR lens.
Elliot Lee gives interiors and exteriors the minimalist touch.
Garrett Yee finds brilliant hues wherever he wanders. Traversing the world with his significant other, together they are living in a technicolour dream.
When Nicolas Wauters first came to Tokyo, it was to explore the city’s gaming culture. However, it was not the video games, but the city itself that got under his skin in a way he never expected. In this article, the photographer shares his fascination of the capital city of Japan.
Capturing landscapes or cityscapes during blue hour can help give your shots an ethereal mood. Read on and find out how soft light can help bring out deep saturated colours and great detail in your images.
Lightning happens in the blink of an eye, so capturing it is a very rewarding experience for a photographer. Learn how you can photograph this terrifying natural phenomena while keeping yourself safe.
Other than revealing the future, a crystal ball can also be used to create compelling images that intrigue and wow your viewers. Learn how you can get started with crystal ball photography in this article.