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.

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Have a ton of precious old movies, photos and VHS tapes sitting in boxes gathering dust? It's time to go digital and preserve those memories for future generations.

By Wendy Bowman

Forget those awkward family photos! We talked to two photography experts on how to look your best in every photo, every time.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

Among the millions of pictures taken every year, some capture our hearts and stand the test of time. Here are the stories behind 10 of the most iconic.

By Nathan Chandler

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Images of glowing volcanos, daring snowboarders and mysterious beaches took top awards in the Dronestagram competition.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Your selfie game is strong, but these animals are stronger. Don't be taken unaware by wild creatures while upping your Insta-worth.

By Laurie L. Dove

That shot of your kid would be so cute if only he didn't look like Rosemary's toddler. How can you ditch the demonic in your photos once and for all?

By William Harris

Dust has this amazing superpower to wiggle its way into everything – including your digital camera and the memories you attempt to capture with it. Isn't it time you sent that dust packing?

By Nicholas Gerbis

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Tilt-shift photography takes the power of the angle to an extreme. By altering the plane of focus of a photograph and distorting the perspective, tilt-shift photography can make a normal scene look like a miniature model set.

By Wesley Fenlon

It's tempting to use the snap-and-go method of photography when you're traveling, but really great, memorable shots require more careful composition and planning.

By Nathan Chandler

Cloud photo storage allows you to share photos readily and safeguard them from digital disaster. In this article, we'll share tips for navigating cloud-based photo services.

By Nathan Chandler

Want to compete with the big boys when it comes to capturing that perfect action shot? Get the tips and tricks to shoot like a pro -- even if you're photographing your kid's soccer game.

By Wesley Fenlon

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Nature is filled with flora that's a delight to behold, but capturing that magic in a photograph is a challenge. Get the tips you need to get the perfect shot of Mother Nature's bounty.

By Wesley Fenlon

Look through a door's peephole and you'll see how a fisheye lens can distort a scene while providing a 180-degree view. So how are these lenses used?

By Matt Cunningham

Getting an extreme close-up takes artistry, but your creativity can really flourish if you have a little know-how. Want to take your snaps of small subjects to the next level?

By Wesley Fenlon

High drama and dim light are the hallmarks of film noir, and those elements are also vital to film noir photography.

By Stephanie Crawford

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If photography is all about capturing light to record an image onto a medium, how can you take pictures when there's very little light present?

By Stephanie Crawford

A red rose, a green eye, a gold ring: Against a black-and-white background, colored objects command attention. How can you create this effect at home?

By Matt Cunningham

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

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

By Nathan Chandler

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

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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

The world certainly looks different, and often more interesting, in black-and-white. What's the secret to taking the perfect monochromatic photo?

By Clint Pumphrey