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Printing Digital Photos: Choosing the Right Kind of Printer

What type of printer should you get to create hard copies of your digital photos? Each type of printer has its advantages and disadvantages, so consider what you need from the printer and how much you [more…]

How to Use eBay to Shop for Digital Cameras and Equipment

eBay is a great place to locate digital camera equipment at a price you’re willing to pay. You can find older digital cameras and lenses, as well as difficult-to-find accessories on eBay. To use eBay successfully [more…]

Using an LCD Hood on Your Digital Camera

If you have difficulty viewing images on your digital camera’s LCD monitor in bright light because of the glare, you may want to invest in an LCD hood. LCD hoods wrap around your camera’s monitor to create [more…]

How to Use Tablets and Pens to Edit Your Digital Photos

You may be more comfortable doing image-editing computer program work on your digital photos by using a pen-based graphics tablet, rather than a clunky old mouse. Pressure-sensitive tablets that have cordless [more…]

Finding a Printer that Doesn’t Need Access to a Computer to Print Your Digital Images

Some printers can print directly from digital camera memory cards — no computer required. You insert your memory card into the printer, use the printer’s control panel to set up the print job, and press [more…]

Comparing the Sizes of Digital Camera Types

When you shop for a digital camera, consider all the size options you have. You can find digital cameras the size of credit cards and some the size of professional film cameras. Here are the major groups [more…]

Storing Your Digital Camera

You can store your digital camera in a number of ways. You might need to store your camera and accessories for travel (whether to another country or just down the street), and storing it also helps protect [more…]

Protecting Your Digital Camera in Wet Conditions

If you want to take underwater photos with your digital camera or use it in some other watery location (such as on a sailing trip), you can find waterproof gear for your camera that still allows you to [more…]

Adding Up the Cost of Digital Cameras, Hardware, and Software

Digital cameras vary greatly in price, depending on the kind and quality of camera you buy. Hardware you use with your digital camera — such as a memory card — factors into your digital photography costs [more…]

Keeping Your Camera Safe and Working While You Travel

When you’re traveling, you need to take care of your digital camera to keep it in working order. Protect your camera when you travel, and keep that camera safe for many photogenic trips to come. [more…]

Using Camera Supports to Keep Your Digital Image Moving Steady

A tripod alone doesn’t help you take a steady picture if you need to move your digital camera quickly between photos. Moveable digital camera supports, such as dollies and shoulder stocks, can keep camera [more…]

Getting the Scoop on Digital Cameras from Online Discussion Forums

If you want to know the details about a particular digital camera (or digital cameras, in general), head to an online discussion forum. Users the world over access these forums to give and find forum reviews [more…]

Checking Out Digital Camera Manufacturers’ Web Sites

Just about every manufacturer of digital-imaging hardware and software maintains a Web site. Typically, their Web sites are geared to marketing the company’s products, so you can use the Web site to get [more…]

Finding the Right Case for Your Digital Camera

Digital cameras are sensitive equipment, and you need to protect them in a well-padded camera case. The camera case you get depends on factors such as how you use [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D40 or D40X

You know that your Nikon D40 or D40X is advanced, right? Use the advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D40 or D40X digital camera a couple of ways: Adjust the aperture [more…]

Identifying External Parts of a Nikon D40/D40X Camera

Your Nikon D40 or D40X digital camera has external controls that may look intimidating. This visual guide to the Nikon D40 or D40X camera maps out all those buttons, dials, and other external features [more…]

Automatic Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D40 or D40X

For optimal images, get a firm grip on the automatic exposure modes for your Nikon D40/D40X digital camera. This overview of the Nikon D40/D40X exposure modes includes Auto and the seven Digital Vari-Program [more…]

Nikon D40/D40X For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your Nikon D40 or D40X digital camera may be a lot less intimidating after you know how to identify the exterior parts of your camera and get a handle on the automatic and advanced exposure modes. [more…]

The Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Digital Rebel T1i/500D. The lens shown in the digital camera below is the Canon EF-S 18–55mm IS [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Canon Rebel T1i/500D Digital Camera

Use this table for a quick explanation of your Canon Rebel T1i/500D camera’s exposure modes (you select these using the Mode Dial on top of the digital camera). Control of picture-taking settings depends [more…]

Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the exposure modes on your Canon Rebel T1i/500D digital camera and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos! [more…]

Picturing Your Nikon D90 Digital Camera's External Controls

Here’s a handy reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon D90 digital camera. The lens shown here is the Nikkor 18–105mm AF-S VR [more…]

Nikon D90 Automatic Exposure Mode Quick Guide

Use this table for quick explanations of your Nikon D90 digital camera’s fully automatic exposure modes, including Auto and the six Digital Vari-Program scene modes. These modes let you choose automatic [more…]

Guide to Nikon D90 Advanced Exposure Modes

These four advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 let you adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field (the zone of sharp focus) and shutter speed to give moving objects a sharp focus or a [more…]

Nikon D90 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Get to know the external controls and all the functions of the automatic and advanced exposure modes on your Nikon D90 digital camera, and you’re on your way to taking great digital photos! [more…]

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