Nikon Launches Behind the Scenes Video Learning Series & Google+ Community

Nikon Launches Behind the Scenes Video Learning Series & Google+ Community


Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. launched the Nikon Behind the Scenes video series, “dedicated to empowering and entertaining intermediate level photographers by equipping them with the skills they need to take their photography to the next level.”

The video series follows leading photographers into the field, including Nikon Ambassadors Joe McNally and Corey Rich and Nikon professional photographer Tamara Lackey. These pros provide insight on subjects ranging from lighting, lensing, posing models, shooting landscapes, working with different subjects and gearing up for a shoot.

“Nikon is committed to engaging our fans with interesting and informative content, and the Nikon Behind the Scenes video series is an entertaining way to fulfill this promise,” said Lisa Baxt, associate general manager, Communications, Nikon Inc. “From the moment someone picks up their camera, they have in their hands unlimited creative possibilities, and we hope this inspires them to make amazing images and videos. With this video series and the new community on Google+, Nikon is there to support photographers as they explore visual storytelling and tap into their creative potential.”

Starting with Nikon Ambassador and lighting expert Joe McNally, each featured photographer will focus on their area of expertise in the Nikon Behind the Scenes series. In “Light It Up with Joe McNally,” McNally will explore what is possible with Nikon Speedlights and off-camera flash techniques. Over the course of five videos, he will show viewers how to make the most of lighting in whatever situation they find themselves.

In “High Altitude Adventure with Corey Rich,” Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich will focus on his techniques for shooting portraits, time lapse, action stills and video while high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Whether suspended from a sheer cliff face or braving the elements, Rich’s penchant for adventure can inspire others to capture their extreme shot.

Finally, the series is rounded out with Nikon professional photographer Tamara Lackey in “All in the Family with Tamara Lackey.” Lackey is well known for her family photography and shares some of her secrets to a successful portrait, whether it’s coaxing an elusive smile from a rambunctious toddler or capturing a couples’ true personality.

The first video in the series went live on March 11 on the Nikon YouTube channel ( and the new NikonUSA Google+ page. A new video on a different topic will be posted every couple of weeks to both the YouTube channel and Google+ page.

The new Google+ page features work from Nikon Ambassadors and Nikon professional photographers, and it serves as a hub for passionate photographers to share favorite photos, insights on techniques and behind the scenes stories. On this page, Nikon aims to help advanced, professional and aspiring photographers looking to further their craft and take their passion to the next level. The official NikonUSA Google+ page is located at:

Behind the Scene Video Series Schedule
Launch Date        Video Segment                Photographer
March 11        Reading Light                              Joe McNally
March 20        Golden Hour Expedition                Corey Rich
April 1            Photos with the Family and Pets    Tamara Lackey
April 14          Small Lighting, Big Results            Joe McNally
April 24          Extreme Action Shooting               Corey Rich
May 5             Capturing an Authentic Smile       Tamara Lackey
May 15           Using Light to Tell a Story            Joe McNally
May 26           Packing for an Outdoor Shoot       Corey Rich
June 5            Romantic Portraits                       Tamara Lackey
June 16          Dramatic Portrait Lighting             Joe McNally
June 26          Starry Night Time-Lapse               Corey Rich
June 30          Little Kids, Big Personalities          Tamara Lackey
July 10           Advanced Lighting                       Joe McNally
July 21           Action with Video                        Corey Rich
July 31           Lenses for Great Portraits             Tamara Lackey