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Shooting in Digital Photography

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How to Position Lights for a Professional-Looking Portrait

You can use multiple-light setup for your digital images. Setting up a multiple-light system isn’t very hard; it’s just a question of positioning your lights to illuminate your subject attractively. With [more…]

The Difference between Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom on Your Digital Camera

Zooming on your digital camera involves getting a closer view of far-away subjects. Optical zoom gets up close and personal by using an actual lens adjustment and digital zoom adjusts the image in the [more…]

How to Handle Common Digital Photography Lighting Issues

You may run into some problems when trying to light scenes that you want to photograph with your digital camera. But don’t just live with the troubles that existing lighting gives you. Lighting problems [more…]

Using a Telephoto Lens to Get Great Digital Photos

Telephoto lenses can create interesting and unique photos on your digital camera. To make the most of a telephoto lens, try these tempting applications when you take pictures with a telephoto lens or tele-zoom [more…]

How to Make a Pinhole Lens for Your Digital Camera

If you can attach lenses to your digital camera, you can make your camera into a pinhole camera. Just poke a pinhole (with an actual pin, if you want) in a cap that attaches to your camera when you don’t [more…]

How to Create a Multiple-Exposure Digital Image

You can easily create a digital photo with a multiple-exposure look. All you need is a tripod, your digital camera, and a willing multiple-exposure subject. Make your digital camera give you multiple exposures [more…]

No-Cost Lighting Tricks to Improve Your Digital Photos

You can find a huge assortment of lighting gadgets in seemingly every price range, all promising to produce a higher quality of light in your digital photographs. The following lighting tricks use household [more…]

Using a Wide-Angle Lens on Your Digital Camera

Wide-angle lenses for a digital camera offer some creative advantages if you use them properly. When you use a wide-angle lens, you have opportunities to let your inner digital-image artist out. To get [more…]

How to Bracket Your Photo Subject

Bracketing is the process of taking three photos; one using the camera’s recommended settings, one intentionally underexposed, and one intentionally overexposed. The reason is simply to be sure you can [more…]

How to Backlight a Portrait Subject

Backlighting, also known as rim lighting, can create an almost magical glow or halo-like effect for your portrait subject. With backlighting, you create a rim of light that highlights your subject’s form [more…]

How to Take Better Vacation Pictures

A few simple tricks and guidelines can improve your vacation pictures, or make your travel photos more unique. After all, when you travel with your digital camera, you want to take pictures that tell the [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…]

How to Take a Portrait Using Butterfly Lighting

A glamorous style of lighting is butterfly lighting. This type of lighting creates a subtle butterfly of light with the bridge of the nose as the axis for the “wings” of light that spread over the eyes [more…]

Cheap Lighting Gadgets for Your Digital Camera

For just a few pennies (well, maybe dollars), you can add some gadgets designed specifically for photography lighting to your arsenal. Decide how you want to manipulate the light for your photo, then get [more…]

How to Take Great Landscape Photos with Your Digital Camera

You can take beautiful landscape photos with your digital camera. Landscapes have their own set of rules when it comes to setting them up and photographing them. To capture a landscape properly in your [more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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