Library of Inspiration

Capturing the Moon

Capturing the Moon

Learn to capture the alluring and elusive qualities of the moon. With its numerous phases, the moon is an intriguing subject for photographers all year round. Read on for some tips on how to fill your frame with the full magnificence of the moon.

Getting Clarity on Bokeh

Getting Clarity on Bokeh

Achieving a bokeh effect in your shots will help bring out the essence of your subject. Read on to explore different tricks you can employ to master those shots.

Perfecting Pet Photography

Perfecting Pet Photography

Pet photography is about communicating and interacting with the subject. Here are some tips you can keep in mind when capturing the perfect image of your pet.

8K Time-lapse for the Hybrid Photographer

8K Time-lapse for the Hybrid Photographer

Hybrid photography is an increasingly emerging trend that has come up in recent years. This convergence of mediums – using photo, video and audio together instead of only using one or the other – essentially began when the video mode was first added to digital cameras. The D850 brings with it unlimited possibilities for hybrid photographers to embrace both still imaging and full-frame video shooting.

Optimising Resolution and Speed: Creating the Nikon D850

Optimising Resolution and Speed: Creating the Nikon D850

Think full-frame DSLRs, and high speed and high resolution immediately come to mind.

A Guide to Creative Water Photography

A Guide to Creative Water Photography

Water is an abundant and beautiful subject to photograph, and there are many ways to capture it. Get creative and experiment with different water photography techniques today.

Bird Photography: A Bird’s Eye View

Bird Photography: A Bird’s Eye View

Bird photography is a rewarding pursuit. However, there are a few things you need to know in order to capture the shots you desire. Here are some tips on how to photograph birds in their natural habitat.

Minimalism: The Art of Simplicity

Minimalism: The Art of Simplicity

Create interesting and thought provoking compositions by exploring minimalism, a genre of photography that uses space, colour, and texture to tell a story. Bring out your inner artist by capturing shots that stand out.

The Serenity of Nature

The Serenity of Nature

Animated by wildlife and landscape scenery, Immanuel Abraham Mathew frames natural wonders. Explore hidden locations and be inspired as Immanuel shares his work.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

The moment of time shortly after sunrise or before sunset is when Ying Luo prefers to press the shutter. But there is more to it than that. In this article, Ying shares her fascination by the brightest star and her devotion to continuously improve.

Nikon D500: ‘A Boon to Wildlife Photographers’

Nikon D500: ‘A Boon to Wildlife Photographers’

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.

Wildlife Wonders with Ahmed Elsheikh

Wildlife Wonders with Ahmed Elsheikh

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.

Capturing Oceans on the Move

Capturing Oceans on the Move

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.

An Animal Lover’s Guide to Photographing Pets

An Animal Lover’s Guide to Photographing Pets

Animal lover and dog owner, Berry is on the road to perfecting her furry friend’s perfect portraits.

A Perspective On Patterns

A Perspective On Patterns

Javan Ng may photograph familiar scenes, but his unlikely angles and motif-like visuals bring something extra to the table.

Picture the Sell

Picture the Sell

There’s a lot more to commercial photography than meets the eye, and Jay Alonzo shares 21 years of know-how.

A closer look at the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept

A closer look at the three-dimensional high fidelity design concept

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.

Enhanced AF performance with the Multi-CAM 20K

Enhanced AF performance with the Multi-CAM 20K

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.

Focus points in the Nikon autofocus system explained

Focus points in the Nikon autofocus system explained

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.

Precision in scene recognition with the RGB sensor

Precision in scene recognition with the RGB sensor

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.

Professional-grade footage with uncompressed movie data

Professional-grade footage with uncompressed movie data

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.

Social Sharing made easier with SnapBridge

Social Sharing made easier with SnapBridge

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.

Stable auto-exposure with the electromagnetic aperture mechanism

Stable auto-exposure with the electromagnetic aperture mechanism

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.

The new standard for high definition

The new standard for high definition

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.

Using an external flash with radio connectivity capabilities

Using an external flash with radio connectivity capabilities

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.

Silent and swift: The stepping motor in NIKKOR lenses

Silent and swift: The stepping motor in NIKKOR lenses

Find out what the stepping motor does for a NIKKOR lens.

Inside Out

Inside Out

Elliot Lee gives interiors and exteriors the minimalist touch.

Pretty In Pastel

Pretty In Pastel

Garrett Yee finds brilliant hues wherever he wanders. Traversing the world with his significant other, together they are living in a technicolour dream.

Beyond The Cherry Blossoms

Beyond The Cherry Blossoms

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 Scenes during Blue Hour

Capturing Scenes during Blue Hour

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.

Experimenting with Lightning Photography

Experimenting with Lightning Photography

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.

Get Creative with Crystal Ball Photography

Get Creative with Crystal Ball Photography

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.

Getting Started with Seascape Photography

Getting Started with Seascape Photography

From capturing fast-moving waves to silky motion of the water, the sea is a great subject to convey a sense of drama. Read on and discover the different ways you can photograph the sea.

How to Do Light Painting Photography

How to Do Light Painting Photography

Get creative with your photography by experimenting with light painting. Discover the fun possibilities with this article.

Risk versus Reward

Risk versus Reward

Ray Collins shoots in a “studio” that has the potential to overpower him. Working with ocean photography is always a risk versus reward. The Australian photographer shares his fascination of the almighty sea.

Basking In Fluffy Moments

Basking In Fluffy Moments

Finding a great deal of heart in little creatures. Ashraful Arefin turns his camera towards aww-inducing bunnies.

In The Mood For Love

In The Mood For Love

The man who loves love. Kai Tan creates unique portraiture that celebrates love in many forms.

A World of Discovery

A World of Discovery

Explore the unknown and be inspired by Jon Dickson as he shares his perspective on the nature of photography.

At One with the Wilderness

At One with the Wilderness

Take a walk on the wild side with photographer Daryl Balfour and discover how he photographs one of nature’s most stunning occurrences.

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Go on a journey with Dr Bhuminan Piyathasanan as he reaches out and achieves one of his lifelong dreams.

Lights, Shadows and Landscapes

Lights, Shadows and Landscapes

Kelvin Chan travels to Iceland to capture breathtaking shots of its enchanting landscapes. Read about his simple tips on taking the perfect panorama.

Precious Moments Made to Last

Precious Moments Made to Last

Learn how to take great shots of your little loved ones with these great tips from Martha Suherman.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WILD

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WILD

Husain Alfraid captures the most natural state of wildlife, with his enthusiasm for photography and awe of nature. He shares with us his skills of capturing animals in the wild safely and efficiently.

Behind The Scenes: High Fashion Photography

Behind The Scenes: High Fashion Photography

Onin Lorente’s rewarding pursuits in the glamourous world of high fashion photography. “Is that not beautiful? Continuing to pursue your dream and create more beautiful fashion images, whilst you get to explore and experience the world.”

Embracing the World

Embracing the World

Carrying the awe for nature and fascination for photography, Matt Macdonald wanders to forests, cities, rivers and deserts, embracing every face of the world and looking for more to explore.

AIMING WIDE WITH IGOR TITOV

AIMING WIDE WITH IGOR TITOV

Igor Titov recounts his journey into photography from a simple hobby to full time career, as he dissects the method of wide-angle photography.

Shooting HDR with Hsiao-Tsa Chung

Shooting HDR with Hsiao-Tsa Chung

Hsiao-Tsa Chung recounts his inspiring journey into professional photography and deconstructs the vivid technique of HDR imaging.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Alex Chen

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Alex Chen

Behind the many awards and accolades is a steadfast and passionate artist, armed with his camera and ready to conquer the world. Here, Nikon School instructor Alex Chen discusses his personal photography favourites, the classes he teaches at Nikon School, and tips and tricks on getting that perfect shot.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Cole Kor

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Cole Kor

A seasoned, award-winning wedding photographer with almost 2 decades of photography experience under his belt, Cole believes that there is inspiration around every corner. Heading the lifestyle and outdoor portraits class at Nikon School, he tells us why wedding photography and sharing his skills are so important to him.

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Garick Bay

In Session with Nikon School – Getting to know Garick Bay

Garick Bay is no stranger to taking risks, as evidenced when he left behind his full-time job to pursue his twin passions, photography and rock climbing. The Nikon School instructor who currently helms the action and sports photography class shares some insights into his work and the joys of being a storyteller.

Living On The Road

Living On The Road

With goals to capture images that tell a tale along his journey, Mohsin Abrar also uses photography to share his creative side and make lasting connections with his viewers.

Wonders of the Island

Wonders of the Island

Tânia Araújo’s traverses a diverse world with great intentions. She captures life as it unfolds in its many forms, from island living to the depths of the sea.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Capture splendid architectures and interiors and achieve edge-to-edge sharpness with the ultra-wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED zoom lens.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

From wide-angle landscapes to portraiture, capture everything in vivid clarity with the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR

Achieve unparalleled performance and photograph subjects with new levels of sharpness and clarity with the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G

Photograph stunning visuals in any lighting condition with the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II

Capture stunning images that are second to none with the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Australia – AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G

Explore portraiture with the quintessential AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Capture from vast landscapes and skylines to interiors with the ultra-wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR zoom lens.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED

Get great flexibility to shoot from an extensive range of perspective with the ultra-wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S-NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR

Perfect your travel documentary photographs with the versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

Capture beautifully detailed portraits with the lightweight AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G even in low lighting conditions.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR

From close-ups to wildlife photography, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR is capable of reaching distances.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G

Photograph beautiful portraits inside, or outside, of the studio with the medium telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Mongolia – AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Get up close and capture intricate details with the AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED.

Benefits of Prime and Zoom Lenses

Benefits of Prime and Zoom Lenses

Understand the differences between prime and zoom lenses, and how you can use them to capture your perfect shot.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (For Wireless Mobile Utility App)

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (For Wireless Mobile Utility App)

If your Nikon camera has built-in Wi-Fi® or NFC, discover how you can transfer images to a compatible smart device with the Wireless Mobile Utility app for easy sharing.

Getting Started with DSLRs

Getting Started with DSLRs

With our wide range of DSLR and NIKKOR lens offerings, find the right fit for your photography needs.

Protecting your Gear

Protecting your Gear

Extreme weather conditions can put your gear at risk. Learn how to properly protect your gear from the elements.

Understanding Metering Modes

Understanding Metering Modes

Nikon offers a wide range of metering modes to help correctly expose your photographs. Find out which one works best for your photography needs.

Selecting an Autofocus Mode

Selecting an Autofocus Mode

Keep your subjects in focus by experimenting with the different autofocus modes.

Taking the Road Less Travelled

Taking the Road Less Travelled

In the business of making memories, Ali Awais has many a tale to tell, memories to recount.

When Morning Beckons and Adventures Await

When Morning Beckons and Adventures Await

Having discovered the joy of photography two years ago, Phongthorn Poolruang recounts how far he has his great journeys over a short period of time.

Into the Jungle – 5 Questions with C.S. Ling

Into the Jungle – 5 Questions with C.S. Ling

City girl turned award-winning international wildlife photographer, C.S. Ling has had her work featured in exhibitions and publications across the globe. One of the youngest photographers to ever win the Grand Prize at the Windland Smith Rice International photography Awards, she regularly leads workshops and expeditions for photographers of all ages to document wildlife in Asia. Here, she discusses her purpose to educate the world about Asia’s endangered species and her experience with the new Nikon D500.

A Journey Written In Light

A Journey Written In Light

Ading Attamimi follows the light across city and continents, not only transforming his worldview but also fuelling his fire for photography.

For The Love of Light

For The Love of Light

Dusk till dawn, Jitawat Chanpraneet skirts shorelines and wades through water to capture intense seascapes paired with skies ablaze, a true master of light.

A Citizen Of The World

A Citizen Of The World

Dedicating a large portion of his life to travel, Joffray Duda’s love for photography came naturally with his adventures.

The Human Experience

The Human Experience

Jonathan Tai recounts his inspiring journey around the world, describing the humbling experience of telling other people’s story though his photography.

THE INS AND OUTS OF SHOOTING STOP MOTION

THE INS AND OUTS OF SHOOTING STOP MOTION

With both wedding shoots and personal works, Alex aims to simply reflect his own experiences in the photographer he captures. He believes documenting an experience, a journey or an event, he believes this is the only way to be brought back into it, to truly feel it all over again.

Setting a Custom White Balance

Setting a Custom White Balance

Discover how white balance can help you achieve accurate and vivid colour temperature in your images.

Mastering Picture Control

Mastering Picture Control

Learn about the seven different Nikon Picture Control settings and find out how you customise the colours in your shots.

Shooting in Manual Exposure Mode

Shooting in Manual Exposure Mode

Open up a whole new world of possibilities by learning how to shoot in manual exposure mode.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Capture everything from fine details of your subjects to landscapes and close-ups with the AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Discover a wide range of photographic possibilities with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

Photograph delicate and detailed portraiture in different lighting situations with AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

Go the distance and capture all the action in remarkable detail with the lightweight and versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II.

Creative Lighting System

Creative Lighting System

Get more control over your lighting with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System.

Adjusting Aperture

Adjusting Aperture

Find out how aperture openings can affect the light entering your camera and discover ways of capturing creative images with different aperture settings.

Adjusting Shutter Speed

Adjusting Shutter Speed

Learn how to freeze your subject or give the impression of movement in your photographs with different shutter speeds.

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Exploring NIKKOR Lenses: Bali - AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED

Capture dramatic perspectives with the ultra-wide-angle AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.

Game Time

Game Time

Framing the essence of the game, CY Fan Photo capture the athleticism and adrenaline of Hong Kong’s athletes.

The Thrill Of The Game

The Thrill Of The Game

Ike Han has kept keen on sports from behind the lens, capturing exhilarating games of every kind.

THE HIMALAYAS MOVING THROUGH TIME

THE HIMALAYAS MOVING THROUGH TIME

Anurag Jetley gives a master class in time-lapse videos and photography. Battling through the harsh weathers that exist in the Himalayas.

Get Up to Speed With Sports Action Photography

Get Up to Speed With Sports Action Photography

Preparation is key for action sports photography and preempting the action before it happens can lead to some spectacular shots. Join Nikon School instructor Ying Ching Heng for some tried and tested action sports photography techniques.

Capturing Creative Architecture with Ading Attamimi

Capturing Creative Architecture with Ading Attamimi

Bring static structures to life by applying useful tips and techniques to architecture photography, taught by Nikon School instructor Ading Attamimi.

Unlocking Techniques for Incredible Portraiture Shots

Unlocking Techniques for Incredible Portraiture Shots

A good portrait can bring out real emotions and help convey your message. Join Nikon School instructor Bryan Foong as he shares helpful tips on how to compose the perfect portrait.

Telling Compelling Stories with Silhouette and Long Exposure Photography

Telling Compelling Stories with Silhouette and Long Exposure Photography

Get creative with silhouettes and long exposure photography. Learn from Nikon School instructor, Mindy Tan as she shares her valuable insights and tips on both photography techniques.

Better Together

Better Together

Sarawut Intarob shares unique stories of duos he has come across all around Asia.

Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

Partners in life and in wedding photography. Tom Blachford & Kate Ballis are a duo whom capture candid unions. With a flurry of emotions on such a big day, they are there to catch every fleeting one.

The Plays of Peking

The Plays of Peking

Qiang Zheng visits the Peking Opera to capture raw emotion and a magnificent tradition played out on stage.