Using Digital Cameras

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How to Take Time-Lapse Photos with Your Digital Camera

Time-lapse imaging is easy — you just need to set up your digital camera and pop off a picture every so often to create a time-lapse sequence of photos. Creating time-lapse photos is as simple as pressing [more…]

Setting Output Resolution to Print Big Pictures

To figure out the biggest size at which you can print your picture at a certain resolution, divide the number of pixels across by the resolution you want. The result gives you the largest print width you [more…]

Taking Pictures with Your Digital Camera in Auto Mode

Set your digital camera to Auto Mode and it does the thinking for you. Auto Mode allows your camera to set shutter speed, aperture, focus, decide whether you need flash, and other things. All you need [more…]

How to Change Your Digital Camera’s White Balance

Digital cameras use a process known as white balancing to tell the camera what combination of red, green, and blue light it should perceive as pure white, given the current lighting conditions. With that [more…]

Using Studio Lighting when You Take Your Digital Photos

You can make your digital photos look professional by using studio lighting. Many digital cameras can use high-quality studio lighting kits. These kits, which use very powerful flash heads, provide a predictable [more…]

How to Take a Portrait Using Short Lighting

When you use short lighting, you need to turn your subject’s head so that his or her face isn’t staring directly into the camera. The main light source in short lighting comes from the side of the face [more…]

How to Take Digital Photos in the Early Morning or Late Afternoon

The time of day affects how you can take pictures with your digital camera. The early morning and late afternoon sun requires a certain approach to picture-taking. The morning and afternoon sun is near [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…]

Tweaking How Your Digital Camera Processes Pictures

In your digital camera’s menu, you can probably find options to tweak processing features, such as color saturation and contrast, adjusting the default processing settings. You can control how your camera [more…]

How to Pose and Direct Your Photo Subjects

You, the digital photographer, sometimes have to arrange a photo. Maybe you need to direct where everyone stands or how those chairs are arranged. Don’t be afraid to play photo stylist, giving direction [more…]

How to Take a Portrait Using Broad Lighting

When you shoot a portrait of someone using broad lighting, it widens the subject’s face by emphasizing the side of the face turned toward the camera (the broad side). Use this lighting technique for portrait [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…]

How to Take a Great Portrait with Your Digital Camera

Portraits are posed photos that you take in a controlled environment. Creating portraits with your digital camera demands some special skills, but portrait techniques aren’t difficult to master. Take care [more…]

Using a Macro Lens on Your Digital Camera

A macro lens takes a close-up of a small object, which fills the frame of the photo. Your digital camera can use a macro lens (either with a camera mode or with an attachment lens) to take a macro photo [more…]

How to Create Infrared Images on Your Digital Camera

Infrared photos taken with a digital camera have a particular, otherworldly look. In an infrared photo, skies are dark, clouds stand out in sharp relief, and foliage appears ghostly white. Human faces [more…]

How to Take a Digital Photo in Black and White

Most digital cameras have options for creating black-and-white photos. With most cameras, you just select the black-and-white photo option from a menu, and you can start taking those artistic images in [more…]

Shooting a Portrait with Your Digital Camera

When you take a portrait picture with your digital camera, you need to consider position (of your camera and your portrait subject) before you shoot. A person wants to be in a portrait photo that flatters [more…]

Taking a Picture of a Moving Subject with Your Digital Camera

You probably want to take pictures on your digital camera of people or things that move. When you’re taking pictures of moving subjects, use these tricks to stop a moving object in its tracks: [more…]

Using the Rule of Thirds in Your Digital Photos

Use the rule of thirds when framing a photograph with your digital camera. This rule divides the camera frame into three squares across by three squares down, and you position your photo subjects in relation [more…]

Composing a Digital Photo Using Geometric Forms and Patterns

Repeating geometric forms can give you the basis for an interesting digital photograph. You can add variety to your digital photography by including geometric forms and patterns in your photo’s subject [more…]

Avoiding Common Problems with Using a Telephoto Lens

Telephoto lenses have a few potential pitfalls. When you use a telephoto lens on your digital camera, be aware of the problems you may experience. To prevent problems when taking picture with a telephoto [more…]

How to Take Pictures of Animals

With practice, you can get great photos of animals (whether they’re your pets or wildlife). Though you can’t get animals to pose for a picture, you can capture quality animal images by following some guidelines [more…]

How to Use Existing Light when Taking Digital Photos

If you don’t have access to lighting equipment for your digital photos, you can adjust the existing light (called ambient light by photographers) to create the effect you want. Work with the existing light [more…]

Creating Panoramic Pictures by Using Your Digital Camera

Your digital camera doesn’t give you a way to take a panoramic photo. But you can take several overlapping pictures and stitch them together to create a seamless panoramic shot. To create your photographic [more…]

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