Pick Your Prints

Pick Your Prints A new approach to printing your photos can save you hundreds of dollars With film, every photo you take gets printed. The good, the bad, and the really ugly. It’s a bit like writing your resume in one take and then sending it out to hundreds of companies. It’s fast, but not …

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Learn the Terms

Megapixels and aperture and white balance, oh my! If you’re ready to learn about digital camera technology, you’ve come to the right spot. For those who get mild headaches from the thought of tables of numbers and complicated graphs…don’t worry! No term defined here is going to require a science degree to figure out. No …

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Tripods

Steady as she goes Even if you have the world’s steadiest hands, you shake the camera when it’s not attached to something stable. This imperceptible shaking is enhanced when you are using a lens with a long focal length (or when you zoom all the way in). Shake is more noticeable with a 600mm lens …

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Flash Cord

Detach your flash from the camera for more versatility In our section on external flash, we talked about red-eye. If you get the flash far away from the camera lens, this will eliminate red-eye. An external flash helps create distance between the flash and the lens. The only limitation is that the flash must always …

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Flash Diffusor

Reduce the direct light your flash produces A flash diffusor won’t make sense to you if you are unfamiliar with the concepts of built-in and external flash. Once you understand how an external flash works, a flash diffusor is pretty basic. A flash diffusor just softens the light produced by your flash. Varieties of Flash …

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Filters

Give your camera a rose-tinted view of the world If you are not the proud owner of a new digital SLR (or SLR-like) camera, then this section is not for you. Most compact digital cameras are not designed to use filters. Now that half of the readers have departed, the rest of us can continue …

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Diffusor

Sometimes less light is a good thing A reflector is used to add light to your subject. A diffusor is used to reduce light. While you may think the more light the merrier, this is not always true. High contrast conditions sometimes require eliminating some of the light to get a good exposure. The Trouble …

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