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Aspect Ratio

How to Match The Dimensions of Your Photos And Your Prints The aspect ratio has a technical name but is really pretty straightforward. It can be tricky getting your photos set to the right aspect ratios to print properly, but there are many software programs that will help you do it. Aspect Ratio Definition The …

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LCD Screens

Big and bright is a good thing, but look for ones that flip An LCD is like a small television built into the back of the digital camera. When you turn the camera on, the LCD shows you what you’re about to take a photo of. The most obvious difference between the LCD screens on …

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Size and Scale

Familiar objects show off the scale of the landscape This tip will make a big difference if the intent of your landscape photo is to show the size and scale of the scenery. The hard part is determining what familiar object or subject you’re going to include to show scale. Lack of Scale Many landscape …

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CCD and CMOS Sensors

How to capture light with a digital camera The camera’s image sensor is what captures light when the shutter opens. There are two primary types of sensors used in digital cameras today: one is called a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and the other is called CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor). How does a CCD or …

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PPI and Print Size

How the pixels per inch in your digital photo affect the print size By now you should be aware that the number of megapixels captured by your digital camera affects the size of the prints that you can make. If this is still unclear, read more about megapixels, then come back here once you’re done. While …

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Go Wide and Deep

The lens you use makes all the difference Despite the title of this tip, I am not going to go into any great detail here about how to analyze the next play while watching football. The wide means that you should use a wide-angle lens. The deep means that you should have your aperture set …

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Exposure

How to get a photo correctly exposed by adjusting aperture and shutter speed Many people let their cameras determine exposure for them. They leave the camera on its manual setting, and hope that the camera gets everything right. There is only one problem. If you let your camera determine exposure for you, it won’t always …

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