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The Benefits of Digital Images over Film

Using a digital camera offers many benefits that you simply don’t get with film. Digital cameras and the pictures they create have a lot of advantages in how you take the pictures, edit them, and share [more…]

Using Your Digital Camera’s Fill Flash to Light a Photo

When you set your digital camera to fill flash (also called forced flash), the flash always goes off, regardless of the amount of light in the scene. Fill-flash mode is especially helpful for outdoor shots [more…]

The Best Features of a Digital SLR Camera

All digital SLR cameras have a variety of features that make your job as a photographer much easier, more pleasant, and more creative. When deciding whether to go for a dSLR, consider these dSLR features [more…]

Finding the Right Digital Camera Optical Viewfinder

A digital camera’s optical viewfinder is bright and clear, uses no power, and lets you compose your image quickly. But not all optical viewfinders are created equal. You need to evaluate a few optical-viewfinder [more…]

Reducing Red Eye in Your Digital Photos by Using the Flash

The so-called camera red-eye problem happens when the flash reflects in the subject’s eyes, giving them a red glint. Your digital camera’s red-eye reduction mode aims to thwart this phenomenon by firing [more…]

Using Professional Digital Photography Lighting Gadgets

If you’re willing to shell out the cash, you can get some high-quality lighting gadgets to use with your digital camera. Professional lighting tools can make your digital photography life easier, and the [more…]

Types of Digital Camera External Flash Units

You can find many different electronic flash units for your digital camera. Before buying flash equipment, though, be sure it works with your digital camera. Choose from several types of digital camera [more…]

Categorizing Types of Digital Cameras

Digital cameras fall into several overlapping categories, which are usually defined by a number of features. Specifications that define a category change over time. However, the categories themselves have [more…]

The Advantages to Film Cameras over Digital Cameras

A couple of downside issues about digital photography exist. Digital photography’s negative aspects may or may not outweigh its benefits for you. To help you decide whether digital photography is right [more…]

Adding Filters to Your Digital Camera’s Lens

Filters, glass disks that you can screw onto your digital camera’s lens, can change the look and feel of your digital photos. You can use filters to get unique image results: [more…]

Choosing between an SLR or Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera

The majority of digital cameras are automatic, point-and-shoot models. They offer convenience and ease of use, providing autofocus, autoexposure, and auto just-about-everything else. But photographers [more…]

Understanding the Bokeh of a Digital Camera Lens

The quality of the out-of-focus areas of an image that a lens produces (its bokeh) has become a digital-photography obsession. Some lenses are prized for their wonderful bokeh, whereas others are reviled [more…]

Using a Flash Attachment on Your Digital Camera

Virtually all digital cameras come with a built-in flash. But if you have a midrange or professional camera, you can also add external flashes, which better control how your flash lights your camera’s [more…]

The Different Types of Batteries for Your Digital Camera

Most digital cameras accept standard AA batteries, but you have options in what kind of AA batteries you use. Disposable batteries, rechargeable batteries, and even battery packs can get your camera snapping [more…]

Buying a Digital Camera: Knowing How Much Resolution You Need

When deciding what digital camera you want to buy, keep resolution in mind. You can find cameras with any amount of resolution you could want, so get a resolution based on what you plan to do with your [more…]

Choosing a Digital Camera Bag

Depending on the size of your digital camera and its accessories, you may need a camera bag. When deciding on a camera bag, you need to consider several factors to get the best bag for your digital camera [more…]

Knowing How Many Pixels is Enough

If you think you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many megapixels, think again. Unnecessary pixels lead to bigger digital image files, which are great when you need all those pixels, but are [more…]

Keeping Your Digital SLR Camera’s Sensor Clean

You can’t avoid getting dust on your digital SLR sensor, but you can take steps to keep it clean. Minimize the number of times you have to clean your dSLR sensor by following some clean-camera practices [more…]

Choosing and Setting Up a Tripod for Your Digital Camera

You can stabilize and position your digital camera by attaching it to a tripod. What kind of tripod you get depends on how you plan to use it. To pick out a tripod and then put it to use with your digital [more…]

Checking out a Digital Camera’s LCD Viewfinder

LCD (liquid crystal display) viewfinders display more or less the exact digital image that the digital camera will capture. But you can find both good and bad LCDs. Check out a digital camera’s LCD for [more…]

Evaluating a Digital Camera’s Electronic Viewfinder

Some digital cameras come with electronic viewfinders (EVFs), which work like optical viewfinders but use an electronic display to show you the image. Because EVFs form an image by using the signal from [more…]

How to Shoot an Extreme Close-Up with Digital Camera Accessories

You can find a lot of available digital camera add-ons that can help you focus closer, including filter-like close-up attachments that attach to the front of the camera lens and bellows accessories that [more…]

Considering What it Costs to Use Your Printer

To understand the true cost of a printer, you need to think about how much you’ll pay for consumables each time you print a picture. The cost of printer paper, and toner or ink, can add up quickly. [more…]

How to Pick a Digital Camera You Can Upgrade

Depending on the type of digital camera you buy, you may be able to upgrade it in the future. You can upgrade all kinds of camera features. To find a camera with great upgrade potential: [more…]

Deciding on a Digital SLR Camera Viewfinder

The digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera’s viewfinder shows you (more or less) the exact image the sensor sees. The SLR viewfinder shows the subject by using an image bounced off mirrors. With an SLR [more…]

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