Shooting in Digital Photography

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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…]

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…]

Using Special Lenses with Your Digital Camera

Your digital camera might have come with a good lens — but you can get better lenses that let you get wide-angle or very close (telephoto) shots without buying a new camera. To attach these special lenses [more…]

Coordinating Your Digital Camera’s Flash and Shutter

Digital cameras use shutters to expose the sensor when you take a picture. Because the flash is a short burst, the flash must be fired only when the shutters entirely uncover the sensor. You can synchronize [more…]

How to Photograph Fireworks

Maybe you’ve avoided taking pictures of fireworks with your digital camera because you thought capturing photos of fireworks’ bursts of color was too difficult. The secret to shooting fireworks is to do [more…]

How to Use Your Digital Camera’s Auto-Rotate Feature

If your camera has an auto-rotate feature, it automatically rotates pictures that you take with a vertical orientation so that they rotate to display properly in the camera’s LCD monitor. To use the auto-rotate [more…]

How to Minimize the Flash Delays on Your Digital Camera

Your digital camera’s flash can cause delays because it needs to build up a full charge between shots. These delays can make you miss the perfect photo opportunity. You can minimize these delays, but you [more…]

How to Take Digital Photos in the Middle of the Day

During the middle of the day, the overhead sun gives you no shadows to soften your digital photos. Though pictures in the midday sun may not look great, you can still take high noon pictures worth looking [more…]

Tips for Taking Digital Photos in Stormy Weather

If you’re in a beautiful place with stormy weather, you can still take photos with your digital camera. Storms can give you beautiful shots. As long as the stormy conditions aren’t dangerous, you can get [more…]

Avoiding Common Problems with Using a Wide-Angle Lens

Don’t be lulled by the creative opportunities wide-angle lenses offer you and your digital camera. You can use a wide-angle lens to create some arresting photos, but wide-angle lenses can also cause some [more…]

Taking Pictures without Being There with Your Digital Camera’s Self-Timer

Many digital cameras offer a self-timer mechanism, which allows you to take a picture without having to press the shutter button on the camera yourself. The self-timer enables you to be part of the picture [more…]

How to Take Publicity and PR Photographs with Your Digital Camera

You take publicity photos to make someone or something famous, and PR (public relations) photos to make someone or something likeable. You, as the photographer with digital camera at the ready, need to [more…]

Photographing with Your Digital Camera at Night

Don’t put your digital camera away when the sun sets. The world takes on an entirely different look at night, and you can capture that nighttime feel with your camera. When taking night pictures [more…]

Shooting Digital Photos with an Optical Zoom

Your digital camera may have an optical zoom, which is an actual, old-fashioned zoom lens (as opposed to a digital zoom). To use your digital camera’s optical zoom for close shots, take these picture-preparation [more…]

How to Avoid the Shakes in Your Digital Photos

If the photos you take while holding your digital camera in your hands streak the light because your hands shake, you can attempt to sharpen your photos. Because you probably can’t stop the shake in your [more…]

Using Your Digital Camera’s Digital Zoom

Some digital cameras put a new twist on zooming, providing a digital zoom rather than an optical zoom. With digital zoom, the camera enlarges the elements at the center of the frame to create the appearance [more…]

How to Change the Depth of Field in Photographs

One aspect of focus — depth of field — is controlled in part by the aperture setting. Depth of field refers to how much of an image is in sharp focus. The larger the depth of field, the greater the zone [more…]

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