Shooting in Digital Photography

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How to Reduce Your Digital Camera’s Shot-to-Shot Delays

All digital cameras have a delay between shots during which you have to wait to take a new photo. This delay usually isn’t long because digital cameras typically can limit this delay with a good built-in [more…]

Taking Close-Up Photographs with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D

You see close-up (or macro) photography used in many nature photographs and most product photography. Your Canon EOS Digital Rebel can take close-up photographs, and you don't necessarily need a fancy [more…]

Necessary Equipment for Shooting High Dynamic Range Digital Photography

Here is a list of the minimum equipment and software that you need to start shooting high dynamic range (HDR) digital photography and creating high dynamic range images: [more…]

High Dynamic Range Digital Photography Terminology

High dynamic range (HDR) digital photography throws around a lot of vocabulary, which can be pretty confusing at times. Here is a handy list of terms you can use to help you get over the hump: [more…]

A High Dynamic Range Digital Photography Workflow

High dynamic range (HDR) digital photography is a twofold process. You take pictures. You process pictures. Everything revolves around these two activities. Here is a general workflow of how to shoot and [more…]

High Dynamic Range Digital Photography Software Links

Many capable software applications can convert Raw photos, create and tone map high dynamic range (HDR) image, and edit photos. Download them and try them out! [more…]

High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies Cheat Sheet

High dynamic range (HDR) digital photography is an exciting new way to take and process photographs. First, shoot bracketed photos to capture as large an exposure range of the scene as possible. Second [more…]

Canon EOS 7D Camera Shooting Modes

The following list explains what each setting on the Canon EOS 7D’s Mode dial is used for. You can determine the best digital camera mode for your photographic subjects. [more…]

What to Do If Your Point-and Shoot Won’t Let You Take a Picture

You’re out being a photographer, snapping pictures right and left, when all of a sudden the camera won’t let you take a picture no matter how hard you press on the shutter button. When that happens, try [more…]

Photographing Vehicles Using Your Digital SLR

Some vehicles are just transportation but others are works of art worthy of preservation with your digital SLR camera. If you’re into cars or motorcycles or if your boat is your baby, you can show the [more…]

How to Take Action Shots of People Using Your Digital SLR

Your digital SLR camera is good at taking action shots and you may as well put it to use catching your kids in their non-stop activities and friends and family in athletic pursuits. The process requires [more…]

Digital SLR Settings for Photographing Sporting Events

Your digital SLR can make photographing sporting events — bike races, car races, horse races and more — almost as thrilling as the events themselves. You can use the same techniques the pros use to capture [more…]

Stop-Action Photography Using Your Digital SLR

To capture a crystal-clear digital SLR photograph of something traveling toward you at high speed — a race car, a speeding train, a pack of bicyclists, or what have you — your focus has to be spot-on. [more…]

Photographing Birds Using Your Digital SLR

You can capture interesting images of birds large and small with your digital SLR. You just need a bit of patience and some knowledge of the bird you want to photograph. A bird feeder is an ideal place [more…]

Photographing Pets in Action Using Your Digital SLR

Whether your pet is a cat, a dog, a gerbil, a turtle, or any other creature, your digital SLR can capture your companion’s playful nature and give you images to treasure for life. Your job as action photographer [more…]

Taking Pet Portraits Using Your Digital SLR

Whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, rodent, reptile, or none of the above, you can use your digital SLR camera to take frame-worthy portraits of your pet that you can treasure long after the pet has [more…]

Taking Pictures in Aquariums and Zoos Using Your Digital SLR

To photograph animals kept safely behind glass or metal, you and your digital SLR are a fine team. And, with a bit of work and creativity, you can get great shots of animals that look like you took them [more…]

Photographing Nature Using Your Digital SLR

Whether you’re surrounded by desert or forest, you and your digital SLR camera can capture great nature shots. The trick is to find the detail that makes the picture pop. [more…]

Photographing Landscapes Using Your Digital SLR

Landscape photography done right is stunning. Your digital SLR can capture the mystery and grandeur of a place for an image worth framing. Your vantage point and the way you compose the photograph go a [more…]

Photographing Sunrise Using Your Digital SLR

The rising sun bathes the sky in wonderful hues of orange, pink, and violet. Capturing them with your digital SLR is a matter of setting up your camera and yourself properly. Don’t go out just before the [more…]

Photographing the Beach at Sunset Using Your Digital SLR

The hour before sunset is known as “Golden Hour,” and is a great time to position your digital SLR for some glorious sunset shots. Clouds are bathed in wonderful hues of orange, pink, and purple. Add a [more…]

Photographing the Night Sky Using Your Digital SLR

Although sunset photos are attention-getters, you and your digital SLR can get great shots of the night sky after the sun goes down. The trick is to find a great spot with next to no ambient light from [more…]

Camera Controls and Your Digital SLR

To master your digital SLR camera, you have to know it like the back of your hand. You must know what each control does and know where each control is in order to master a specific picture-taking situation [more…]

Manual Controls and Your Digital SLR

The job of your digital SLR camera is to accurately measure the scene and produce a picture that accurately reflects it. Your job as a photographer is to analyze the scene, analyze what the camera gives [more…]

How to Use the Histogram on Your Digital SLR Camera

Most digital SLRs have great metering systems, but even a great metering system can get it wrong when you’re shooting under difficult lighting conditions. That’s why your camera gives you the option to [more…]

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