Last Updated on 03/12/2014 by Chris Gampat
With its new educational video series, “Nikon Behind the Scenes,” Nikon wants you to learn from professional photographers, and take your personal technique to the next level. To that goal, the company has teamed up with its ambassadors Joe McNally and Corey Rich, as well as professional photographer Tamara Lackey, to create a series of videos where these photographer share some of their secrets with you. Want to know how to effectively light a subject? Keen on learning how to shoot action video? Wondering how to get your nephew to smile for a portrait? All of this and more will be revealed in the new series, which is hosted on YouTube and Google+.
The first video of the series features Joe McNally talking about the use of ambient light, how to combine it with flash, and how to achieve a dramatic effect with your speedlight. How does all that fit into three minutes? By showing Joe McNally using the technique live in front of the camera, including the results. For example, McNally shows how to bounce your flash off a wall for a more ambient quality to the light–a technique that we here at The Phoblographer have been propagating time and again.
New videos in the series will be posted to YouTube and Google+ every couple of weeks. Next up is Corey Rich, who throughout the series will be talking about portraits, time lapse, action stills and video while in the Sierra Nevada mountains. His video will go live on March 20, after which Tamara Lackey will be featured in her first video on family photography, which is scheduled to appear on April 1st. For more, check out Nikon’s Google+ page and YouTube channel.