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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Equipment for Macro and Close-Up Photography

To achieve macro and close-up photographic results, you need to focus on subjects at a closer-than-normal distance. To get closer to your subjects, you need specific macro and close-up equipment and techniques [more…]

Lighting Your Macro and Close-up Photography Subjects

Macro and close-up photography typically require you to be very close to your subjects. This can be problematic when it comes to light, as your camera's lens [more…]

Choose a Camera Bag for a Digital SLR

When you get your first digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera, you probably won’t need a big camera bag, but it’s always good to think ahead. A camera bag is a place for your stuff. It protects the gear [more…]

Choose Lens Filters for Nature Photography

Lens filters are very useful in digital nature photography. You use them to create special effects and manipulate the light coming into your camera. When you want to use a filter, you screw it into the [more…]

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