How to use AE lock on your Nikon DSLR

    By | Nikon DSLR Tips, Tutorials | 12/06/2012 08:00am
    How to use AE lock on your Nikon DSLR

    To be able to get well-exposed images you sometimes need to be able to pinpoint an exact area of a scene. In these instance your camera’s AE lock function can prove extremely useful.

    Sometimes you’ll find that there won’t be an AF point in the right position for the area you want to take a spot metering from (find out when to use spot metering).

    In these instances, press your digital camera’s AE-L / AF-L button to set the AE lock function, which locks the exposure. Then, just place the AF point over your subject, reframe and shoot. Below we show you step-by-step how to do it.

    Nikon WR-T10 and WR-R10 review

    By | Accessories, Reviews | 21/05/2013 09:00am
    Nikon WR-10 wireless control kit

    The Nikon WR-T10 and WR-R10 can be used to fire a single camera remotely, but there’s much more to them than that. They’re part of Nikon’s brand new Wireless Remote Control system, with fascinating potential for amateurs and professionals alike.

    How to shoot moving water pictures

    By | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 09/03/2012 12:00pm
    Waterfall pictures: set up your DSLR to shoot moving water

    Waterfall pictures are some of the most satisfying subjects you can shoot with your digital camera. However, the fast moving water throws up some challenges for photographers.

    Often, exposures end up disappointing – you may have set the wrong shutter speed, for instance, and won’t get the traditional blurred-water effect in your waterfall pictures. Other times the exposure ends up being too dark or light, due to having to cope with the combination of dark rocks and bright, foamy moving water.

    How to blur the background in Photoshop Elements

    By | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/07/2012 11:09am
    How to blur the background in Photoshop and sharpen foreground detail

    The ability to sharpen an image after you’ve taken it is a saving grace. Sometimes a shallow depth of field or a wrongly chosen autofocus point can mean that key details in an image are soft. Using the Unsharp Mask filter in Photoshop can bring back these lost details, and prevent an otherwise great photograph from being destined for the recycle bin.

    In this Photoshop tutorial, we’ll show you how to blur the background in Photoshop and sharpen detail in your foreground interest. Here we’re going to apply two layer masks to our snowy egret image: one to sharpen the fine feather details and one to blur out the background.

    October’s NPhoto now on sale!

    By | Latest Issue, News | 27/09/2012 14:20pm
    N-Photo October 2012, Issue 12

    The latest issue of N-Photo has now gone on sale. Highlights of the twelfth issue of the award-winning 100% Nikon 100% independent magazine includes a fantastic 10-step course to mastering your Nikon in a day, a masterclass with sports pro Mark Pain to getting action-packed football shots, and a comprehensive review of the best fisheye lenses.

    Make zoo photos that look wild

    By | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 28/06/2012 07:00am
    Learn how to make zoo photos that look like the wild

    Animals make great subjects, but they’re not always easy to photograph, even in captivity. That said, zoos and wildlife parks are great places to hone your wildlife photography skills. They allow you to get closer to the animals than you would in the wild.

    Nikon: XQD memory format is the future

    By | News | 23/02/2012 11:30am
    Nikon interview: XQD memory card format is the future

    Nikon has affirmed its belief in the newly developed XQD memory card format, which so far is only available in its flagship DSLR, the Nikon D4.

    Many expected that the new memory card format would make it into the Nikon D800 when it was launched, however that features dual slots which take the older Compact Flash and SD cards.

    Nikon is the first manufacturer to introduce the memory card format into its cameras, with its professional level D4 camera.

    10 reasons why you need the Nikon D5200′s flip-out screen!

    By | News | 28/01/2013 07:00am

    The Nikon D5200 has a flip-out screen and we think it’s the best invention since sliced bread. Here are 10 reasons why you need one!

    Our favourite Nikon photography week 16 July

    By | Nikon Photos | 23/07/2012 09:31am
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    Your best Nikon photos from our Facebook page last week.

    Nikon home projects part 3: Shoot a water splash!

    By | Nikon DSLR Tips, Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 07/05/2013 10:00am
    Nikon home projects - water splash

    In part 3 of our Nikon home projects series, we show you how to photograph a dramatic water splash with everyday objects in your own kitchen!