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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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5 Tips for Slow Shutter Speed Photography

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?

5 High-speed Photography Tips

How do you capture an image of a bird in flight, or a runner racing by? High-speed photography is an art, but there's also a science to it. Find out what you need to know to take frame-worthy shots of objects in motion.

5 Film Photography Tips

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!

5 Architectural Photography Tips

When it comes to snapping shots, building and bridges are a breeze, right? Actually, photographing architecture can be surprisingly complex -- but also very rewarding.

Inside a Camcorder

Your baby’s first steps, high school graduation or the family reunion are some events we wish we could relive. With the help of a video camera all of these memorable events can last a lifetime. Take a look inside one to see how it works.

How to Understand Film Scan Resolution

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.

How to Place Watermarks on Pictures

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.

How to Resize a Photo

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

How to Upload Videos from a Camcorder

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.

How to Choose a Digital Camera

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

How to Calculate Image Size and PPI when Printing

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.

Can you use any SD card in your camcorder?

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

How to Create Family Keepsake Photo Albums

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.

How to Find Good Photography Classes

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?

How to Know What F-Stop to Use

All these numbers and letters might seem confusing at first, but using your camera's f-stops is really quite simple once you understand some basic principles. Find out how fiddling with f-stops can enhance your photos.

What is ISO speed?

ISO speed is one of three things that determine the quality of your photos. How can you control ISO speed to get the best shots possible? Learn all about it here.

How UV Filters for Cameras Work

It's a shock when a photo image looks completely different from the image you've retained in your mind. Did you know that UV radiation is partially to blame?

How important is film speed?

The best photographers feel a need -- a need for ideal film speed. But what is film speed and why does it matter?

How to Take Better Pictures on Your Phone

Just because your phone has a camera doesn't mean it takes high quality photos. What can you do to click better shots with your cell?

How to Restore Old Family Photos

Photos of all kinds can capture memories, and there's something particularly endearing about family photos (especially really old ones). But what happens when those delicate old prints get damaged? What's the best way to restore them, and can you do it yourself?

10 Tips for Scanning Old Photos

You want to surprise your parents on their anniversary with a slideshow of their wedding photos and other pictures throughout the years. But how will you transfer those old photos to your computer? We've got 10 tips designed to make the task easier.

5 Tools for Digital Photo Albums

The technology we use to take photos has changed but the importance of preserving memories in a photo album hasn't diminished. Here, some of the most important tools to organize and preserve your treasured pictures.

How should you catalog your family photos?

There are few keepsakes as valuable as photographs. How do you organize those precious images so they're easy to access and share? We have the cataloging tips you need.

5 Things You Should Never Do to Family Photos

You can admire them and even laugh at them but there are certain things you should absolutely avoid doing to your family photos. Let's take a look at some practices you should steer clear of.

How Digital Scrapbooking Works

If you want to make a scrapbook, you need scissors, paste and a ton of other arts and crafts supplies, right? Not in the digital age. Thanks to technology, knowing how to get the most out of your computer and available software will help your creativity shine.

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