Cameras & Photography

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.

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The longer a camera's shutter stays open, the more light it takes in, and photographers use that fact to create breathtaking images, capturing the beauty of motion. What are the best pro tips for creating eye-popping photos using slow shutter speed?

By Wesley Fenlon

Did digital really kill the film photography star? If recent trends are any indication, maybe not. So dust off your analog camera and follow us!

By Kate Kershner

You can scan films on your computer, but you'd like to learn how to understand what film scan resolution means. This article will help you learn how to understand film scan resolution.

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You've made a picture on your computer, pasted it into a Word document and would like to know how to place a watermark on the picture. Here's how to place a watermark on pictures.

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It's not hard to learn how to resize your digital photos. Learn about how to resize a photo in this article.

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If you know how to upload videos from your camcorder, you'll be able to send videos of your favorite events and special moments to the people who matter. Learn about how to upload videos from a camcorder in this article.

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Are you wondering how to choose a digital camera? Learn how to choose a digital camera in this article.

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If you know how to calculate image size and PPI when printing, you'll be sure that your printed photos are crisp and vibrant. Learn about how to calculate image size and PPI when printing in this article.

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SD memory cards come with different technology and memory capacities. Learn whether you can use any SD card in your camcorder in this article.

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While snapping pictures is a lot of fun, learning how to do more sophisticated photography can be intimidating for beginners and professionals alike. So how can you find a good photography class to learn the newest techniques?

By Patrick E. George

Photo albums aren't what they used to be. Now, there are decorative scrap books, digital photo albums and even quilts that tell a story. The ideas are limitless, so you have no excuse to put it off. Make your keepsake photo album today with our help.

By Sara Elliott

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There's something about fall that makes people want to break out the cameras. Is it the foliage, the fun of Halloween, the gorgeous harvest moon or all of the above? Whatever your pleasure, here are 10 photography ideas designed to inspire.

By Dave Roos

Even the best camera needs a good photographer to capture the best images possible. No matter your skill level, you still need to know the basic terms and tenets of photography. Here are 10 of the most important ones.

By Ed Grabianowski

These days, digital cameras allow amateurs to produce stunning photos worthy of the pros. But it takes more than a fancy camera to create a great photograph. What are some photography techniques everyone should know?

By John Kelly

We'll tell you how you can take better pictures by taking advantage of the light sources you have available to you -- and by using a few tips and tricks when the lighting is less than ideal.

By Jamie Page Deaton

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Sure, action shots make great photos. But some of the best pictures are of common, everyday items -- this is the case for still life photography.

By Jane McGrath

Maybe you've seen ads for online photography courses and considered signing up. But will you learn something about photography on a computer, or is it better to go to an actual classroom?

By Jane McGrath

When the thunder rolls, most people go running for cover. But if you're more adventurous, falling rain could mean the opportunity to capture some really interesting photographs -- if you know what you're doing.

By Mark Boyer

Snowscapes are appealing due to certain qualities of light and texture -- traits that make it a daunting subject for shutterbugs. Learn to conquer snow's challenges and even turn them to your advantage.

By Nicholas Gerbis

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A raindrop falling off a leaf may not seem very remarkable, but when viewed up close, it's a complicated dance between the leaf, water and air. Raindrop photography shows us what we've been missing.

By Patrick E. George

Do you want to make a new photo look as though it was taken in the early 1900s? All it takes is a special chemical soak in the darkroom or a few clicks of the mouse on the computer.

By Patrick J. Kiger

When you look at a photograph, consider all of the visual elements that make it so striking: light versus dark, red against blue, black on white. How do we make these things that seem to clash work so harmoniously on paper?

By Dave Roos

This hypnotic, psychedelic swirl of lights is a star trail image, and it's just one example of the amazing effects captured by night photography. How hard is it to take night photos, and what's astrophotography?

By Nathan Chandler

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Silhouette photographs may be lacking some of the details of regular shots, but their striking contrasts and clever compositions will wow even the most jaded eyeballs. What does it take to become a successful silhouette shooter?

By Nathan Chandler

You've finally learned how to use your new camera, and there's no shortage of subjects your lenses haven't captured. But you want to share them -- and not just online. Starting a photography club is a great way to interact with other shutterbugs.

By Gerlinda Grimes