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A good photo is part art, part science. Whether you like to manually focus and carry a slew of lenses in a Tamarac bag or go digital and let a high-tech camera do the work for you.

Camera Basics

Camera Basics

Before you point and shoot, there are a few things to know. Explore camera basics and zoom in on the fundamentals of photography, such as how cameras and camcorders work. See more »

Digital Cameras

Digital Cameras

Digital cameras of today range from child-friendly point-and-shoots to very expensive and discreet options. Find out how this technology works, get the most from your digital camera and peruse our Top 10 list from Consumer Guide editors. See more »

Photography Tips

Photography Tips

Photography tips can really improve the quality of your photos. By learning photography terms and gaining an understanding of the equipment, you can really improve your skills. In this section you'll find great photography tips. See more »