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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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?

By Nathan Chandler

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.

By Stephanie Watson & Kate Kershner

Think about your old photo albums: Several of them are probably in shabby shape with the plastic covers no longer adhering to the sticky pages. If that's the case, it may be time to upgrade to a digital photobook, with its sleek, streamlined pages and efficient picture editing.

By Jennifer Sellers

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WiFi cameras can send digital photos straight to your computer or Web space as long as you're near a wireless connection. How do these cameras work to upload your photos wirelessly?

By Thorin Klosowski

It's so easy to take pictures with digital cameras that we fill up the memory capacity of all our gadgets in no time. So how do you move your photos to your computer?

By Stephanie Crawford

Cameras are everywhere -- in phones and cars, on buildings and street corners, and even in outer space. Check out the technology, gadgets and imagery that are all part of the bigger camera picture.

Whether you want to be the next Spielberg or the hottest YouTube sensation, these sophisticated video cameras will shoot your subject in amazing detail. It's up to you to turn it into art, though.

By Jennifer Horton

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Most people enjoy capturing memories on film: birthdays, anniversaries or perhaps a trip to the beach. But how can someone take a picture of a speeding bullet? How do they freeze a hummingbird's wings in mid-flight?

By John Fuller

Essentially, a digital image is just a long string of 1s and 0s that represent all the tiny colored dots -- or pixels -- that make up an image. This format allows digital cameras to produce instant photos that you can edit, print and share online.

By Karim Nice, Tracy V. Wilson & Gerald Gurevich

If you're contemplating the change from film to digital and aren't sure where to get started, check out this article to learn the basics of digital photography.

By Ed Grabianowski

A camera flash seems like a pretty basic device, but there's actually some interesting circuitry at work. Find out how a flash charges up and see exactly what happens the instant it goes off.

By Tom Harris

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Instant cameras depend on the same process of photographic development as regular film cameras. How does such a small device encompass the developing process?

Digital may be taking over, but optical started it all. A camera is an incredible piece of technology that essentially records light. Take a look inside a single lens reflex camera.

By Tom Harris

Digital cameras can make some things easier, but digital photography requires an understanding of file types and sizes. Find out how to make the best use of them here.

If you're looking to get famous on YouTube or delight your friends with hours of your vacation footage, there's no time like the present. Camcorders have gotten small enough to fit in a pocket. Find out how they work.

By Tom Harris

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A pinhole camera is the simplest camera possible. To get a better understanding of how they work, read more about camera obscura principles.

By Yara Simón

Why do people have red eyes in some flash photographs? Take a look at the science behind why red eyes happen.

Both of these devices are used to turn light into electrons inside a digital camera. Learn how to choose between CMOS sensors and CCD sensors.

You didn't really need to miss that amazing zebra shot during your African safari. Here's a nifty gadget that would have helped – an autofocusing camera. In this article, we’ll explain how the two types of autofocus features work, plus we’ll give you tips on how to use them.

By Gary Brown

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Photographic film has been around for more than a century, and it's still the best way to capture an image. Discover what's going on when you take a picture.

By Charles Woodworth