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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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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.

How Digital Photobooks Work

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.

5 Black-and-white Photography Tips

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

10 Fall Photography Ideas

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.

10 Important Photography Terms

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.

5 Couples' Photography Ideas

There's a fine line between a creative photo and a tacky photo. Likewise, a traditional shot can become boring if you're not careful. Here's how to craft that perfect couples' shot.

5 Family Photography Tips

Family photos can be an awkward and excruciating ordeal, but your photo album doesn't need to be a catalog of embarrassment. By following a few simple guidelines, you can be on your way to creating captivating family portraits, whether they're posed or candid.

5 Photography Techniques Everyone Should Know

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?

5 Portrait Photography Tips

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good portrait should read like an intimate biography. But how do you make a static image tell a story? It's easier than you'd think -- if you're willing to think outside the box.

5 Tips for Panoramic Photography

You're staring at a perfect sunset. The view is so gorgeous, you take a photo. But the camera doesn't capture the expanse of what you see. How can you create a great panoramic shot?

5 Tips for Photography Lighting

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.

5 Tips for Still Life Photography

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.

5 Urban Photography Tips

When it comes to photography, some prefer landscapes while others admire classic portraits. But urban photography -- aka street photography -- has been around since the earliest days of the camera, too.

Are online photography courses worth it?

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?

5 Family Portrait Photography Tips

If you want to take a truly unforgettable family portrait, you're gonna have to forget the rules of photography and get creative. Here are five tips designed to help you capture a family portrait you'll proudly hang for years to come.

How to Capture Rain in Photography

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.

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