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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Memory Cards

The film for a digital camera CompactFlash. Memory Stick. xD Picture Card. MultiMediaCard. Secure Digital Card. SmartMedia Card. There is no lack of variety in the removable media market for digital cameras. These are the tiny devices that will store all of your precious photographs. Once again, there is no end to the information about …

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Filling The Frame

Get up close and personal with your primary subject Birds are notoriously bad photographic subjects. They don’t stay still for very long, they jitter all over the place when they are in motion and they’re tiny relative to their surrounding environment. This last attribute makes it hard to fill the frame when you are photographing …

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Megapixels

How many megapixels you need to print your favorite photographs When you hear the term megapixel, what comes to mind? A very large pixel The superhero of pixel land The total number of pixels captured by an image sensor If you answered number three, then you are already well on your way toward understanding why …

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Digital Camera Batteries

Whether you choose NiMh or Li-Ion, rechargeable is the name of the game You pretty much have two choices when it comes to digital camera batteries: rechargeable AA, or camera-specific battery packs. You can use standard (non-rechargeable) AA batteries in cameras that are compatible with them. The problem is that your digital camera will wear …

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The Blurry Photo Problem

Tips to help you fix the fuzz in your photos It happens to everyone. You take a great photo of a great event. You preview the image on your computer and disappointment sets in. The entire photo looks blurry. What is causing these blurry digital photographs? There are three common culprits with digital cameras: long …

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File Formats

Welcome to acronyms 101 — JPEG, TIFF and RAW Finally we’ve come to something that is standard across all the digital cameras. Imagine that. Something that everyone agreed on! When digital cameras store photographs on removable media cards, they can compress the photo to save room on the card. This lets you take more photos. …

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