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Digital Cameras and Digital Photography: Guides and Tutorials

Weekly published advice and information on the advantages of digital cameras, how to find the best camera and tips on how to improve your pictures.

Published: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

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5 Tips to Improve Your Digital Photographs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

We've all experienced the dreaded "red-eye photo" syndrome or the "left out half of someone's head in the photo" syndrome. Once we have moved past those mistakes, our photos can still seem to be missing a certain something that moves our friends and family from saying, "Oh, that's nice, dear" to saying, "Wow! How did you do that?" Below we've given you 5 tips that will help you move from beginner to master of digital photography whether you're using your cellphone or a point-and-shoot camera to take your photos. Compose Carefully One of the most basic digital photography tips (actually this is important regardless of the camera you use) is composition...

A Brief History Of Photography

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

For centuries images have been projected onto surfaces. The camera obscura and the camera lucida were used by artists to trace scenes as early as the 16th century. These early cameras did not fix an image in time; they only projected what passed through an opening in the wall of a darkened room onto a surface. In effect, the entire room was turned into a large pinhole camera. Indeed, the phrase camera obscura literally means "darkened room," and it is after these darkened rooms that all modern cameras have been named. He discovered that by exposing the silver first to iodine vapour, before exposure to light, and then to mercury fumes after the photograph was taken, a latent image could be formed and made visible...

Digital or Film for Wedding Photographs

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

When selecting your wedding photographer you will inevitably have to decide whether you want your images captured using film or digital cameras. Both are capable of wonderful results, but the debate rages on as to which is "better", which will last longer and finally, would you even be able to tell the difference...

Basic Digital Photography: Taking Action Shots

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Personal photography has gone through a sort of mini evolution in the past 20 years as digital cameras have become popular. With the ability to take huge numbers of pictures, save them on computer, and share them over the internet, the cost of film and developing are no longer limiting factors. Although group photographs, portraits, celebrations, and vacations are still common images, personal photography now captures more impromptu and daily types of events...

Digital Photo Printing - The New Revolution

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Digital photo printing has revolutionized the way photo printing is done. There is no use if you keep storing all the images you shot on your digital camera on the computer hard disk or on the memory card. To enjoy them more you need to print out those photographs. It will be a great idea to see all those fantastic digital pictures as hard copy or printed photographs. Let us now see how we could go about digital photo printing. The fun part of digital photo printing is you can do it at home...

Digital Camera Reviews You Can Trust

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Digital camera reviews are abundant not just online but also in the newspapers, magazines and even TV shows. We often wonder why most digital camera reviews always praise all the digital camera out in the market, that's why we end up getting confused on which product to buy or get our loved ones...

Do More With Digital Photos Than Just Digital Photo Printing

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

When digital cameras were first introduced they were used mostly as digital replacement to film cameras. Users would shoot photos, print them and archive them in photo albums. As users became more sophisticated new ways to use digital photos were found. Here are a few. The most basic thing you can do with a digital photo is print it and view it on paper or save it on a computer's hard disk and view it on the computer screen...

Digital Cameras Responsiveness And Photo Shooting Delays

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Digital cameras have many advantages but they also have some disadvantages and response time is one of them. There are three response times that you should care about: the delay between pressing down the shutter button and shooting a photo, the delay between turning on the camera and shooting a photo and the delay between shooting a photo and shooting a subsequent one. This article explains the causes for these delays and suggests ways to overcome them...

How To Take Better Landscape Photographs With Your Digital Camera

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

One of the favorite subjects of most photographers is outdoor landscapes. There's so much beauty and majesty in nature, and many of us want to capture the moment and take it with us forever in the form of a snapshot or photograph. Unfortunately, the photo often doesn't live up to our memory of the actual landscape scene. Here then are a few tips on how to take better landscape photographs in the future. 1. If your landscape scene includes the horizon or distant mountains...

How to Buy the Right Digital Camera

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Finding the right digital camera can be a hard decision for you to make because there are so many different types, brands, styles, and sizes available on the market today. This article is going to show you the specific things you should consider when purchasing a digital camera. The first thing that must be done is to budget the amount of money you are willing to spend on a camera and stick to it. Doing so will allow you to shoot directly for the cameras that are in that price range or lower...

Photo Printing Made Easier With DPOF

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

There are many ways to print photos. For example you could download the photos to your computer choose the ones you like burn them on a CD and take them to a printing service. DPOF makes such photo printing easier - here is how. DPOF is a standard that was introduced by a consortium of camera and printer manufacturers. The goal of DPOF was the make photo printing easier and faster. DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format...

Taking Better Digital Photos With Auto Settings Part 2: White And Color Balancing

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Using the auto mode on a digital camera gives you a point and shoot camera that allows you to concentrate on the subject while the camera makes the necessary settings to give you a well exposed and properly focused image. But like most automatic features, knowing how they function will help you keep the camera from getting fooled in those special situations that often yield the most dramatic photos: including when your subject is backlit or off-center...

Take Better Ebay Photos

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

One of the most vital elements in an online auction is the photography of the item being auctioned. People want to see pictures of things they are contemplating buying. Approximately 90% of all auctions on eBay have images. More than 80% of buyers will skip over an auction without photos. A photograph may be worth well more than 1000 words when the item being sold is for example, a rare coin. Potential bidders can view the coin in close up detail...

The Best Of Digital Photography Equipment

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Digital photography equipment is just as important today as the digital cameras that have become the technology of choice for people all over the world. When digital cameras emerged in the marketplace, people were quickly won over, swept up in the excitement of new technology. It didn't take long for the public to become savvy digital picture-takers, drawing on their long-time skills with film. Digital cameras are everywhere now, in cell phones...

What are digital picture frames and how do they work?

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

A relatively new product in the digital imaging industry is what has become known as the digital picture frame. These clever devices use a flat-panel TFT (usually just referred to as LCD) screen to electronically store and display digital photos, which can be transferred directly between the picture frame and your digital camera. They can be powered by either batteries or an AC adapter power supply that plugs into your mains wall socket...

Your Guide To Buying Digital Photography Books

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Looking for the best digital photography books around? There are many claimants to the title at the moment; we'd even go as far as to say the market is flooded with books full of hints, tips and techniques. But which ones should you actually trust? After all it's your hard earned cash you'll be parting with! So here at YDP we've decided to do the hard work reviews for you and bring you the 5 bestselling digital Photography books currently leaving the shelves...

How to Select the Right Photography School

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you are like many, you have an interest in developing the background and skills necessary to enter the field of photography as career. And what a great career it can be. There is nothing more gratifying than creating a powerful image with your camera and a keen eye. Of course, in order to achieve your goal it is important that you get the right photographic education along with effective coaching and mentoring. With the right education, lots of hard work...

Buying A Digital Camera To Replace Your Old Film Camera

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

I'm very conservative when it comes to buying myself new "toys". I don't buy every new gadget that comes out, but when I do buy - I get the latest technology and the highest quality I can afford. That way my investment holds its value for a long time and I'm not tempted to replace it so soon. I didn't buy a digital camera when they first came out. All you could get were 1 megapixel models with no optical zoom capability...

Digital Camera Printers: Wireless Wizardry

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Time marches on, and technology marches with, or even ahead of time. Each miraculous new invention of the Silicon Age becomes mainstream so quickly that within five years people forget they ever had to do without it. Satellite dishes, cell phones, TiVo, and cars that now how to navigate no longer are so commonplace that they are commonplace. And right along with those communications and transportation breakthroughs have come innovations in the world of digital photography. Film for a camera...

Wedding Photography Secrets: Tips For Taking The Best Wedding Day Photos Possible

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

It's your of the most beautiful days in your life. How else can you make the perfect occasion last? Capture the momentous event with great wedding photographs. Read this guide to make sure you choose the right wedding photography service for your big day. The first thing to do is to give the most opportunities for the photographer when scheduling activities during the wedding day. When planning the time of the wedding ceremony and of the reception...

Black And White Photography In The Digital Age

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The world is celebrating color in full spectrum, not just in the environment but also in the computer. In the 60's, people are happy to see their photographs in black and white copies and it extended for quite some time until technology can already reproduce and provide people with colored digital photography. Why still use black and white? If you have watched the controversial movie "Schindler's List" (1993) by Steven Spielberg...

Basic Digital Photography I: The Old Rules Still Apply

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

For the majority of us, taking photographs is a rather "informal" event. We spend minimal time posing our subjects, setting up the shot, adjusting the lighting, and so forth. However, understanding some of the basics of digital photography and taking just a bit of time prior to pressing the button can greatly improve the quality of the pictures we create. Digital cameras introduced two great features into our world. One is the ability to delete pictures and try again...

How To Get The Best Results When Printing Your Own Digtal Photographs

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The joy of using a digital camera and then having the ability to print out photos in the comfort of your own home is a great, empowering feeling. Usually, when you own a computer, the printer is a common accessory attached to it. This is all you need to be on your way to producing the images from your digital camera. When you are interested in printing out your own photos, you should take into consideration some of the techniques you can use to achieve the best results...

Bean Bag for Your Camera

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Watching television at home and sitting in your favorite bean bag offers a lot of comfort. But did you know that not all bean bags are large? If you're a photographer, you've probably seen one of this. Yes, there are bean bags which are quite small, and are used for your cameras. One effective way of carrying your camera safely is putting it inside a camera bag. This not only protects your camera from harsh weather but also keeps it from being stolen. By now...

Digital Cameras: Getting Better Photos of Family and Friends

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Taking photographs of the people in your life is simple with a digital camera. We all have collections of images which represent the important people and events in our lives. Some of the pictures are great, but some leave our subjects stiffly posed, lost in the sea of a cluttered background, and often lacking personality as they stare back with the same "posed" face as in every other photograph...

A Few Things to Consider When Purchasing a Digital Camera

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Looking for a new hobby? Perhaps, you should look at getting into photography. It can be relaxing and rewarding at the same time and with all of the technological advances, digital photography keeps getting better. Higher resolution, more sophisticated controls, and better technology all make taking great pictures easier than ever. When buying a digital camera you may feel like you are drowning in specifications and other confusing numbers...

Five Basic Tips For Getting Great Prints From Your Digital Camera

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Learn the best techniques for turning your digital photographs into gorgeous prints. Shoot with printing in mind Image resolution refers to the number of pixels in an image. Measured in megapixels (MP), matching the resolution to the print size will help you get crisp and clear digital photo prints. Most digital cameras offer a range of resolution settings, but if you intend to make prints larger than wallet size, shoot at a higher resolution...

Compact Digital Cameras: Photography's Mighty Mites

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Size may matter, and a lot, to some people, when it comes to some things. But when it comes to cameras, the ongoing advances in digital technology have made compact digital cameras a photography force to be reckoned with. Compact digital cameras can be safely transported into places and situations in which a larger camera would just be an awkward nuisance, and have to be lugged around in your backpack which is already overloaded and chafing you through your T-shirt...

Click And Print: Photography Websites

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

As a photographer, you are up against stiff competition when it comes to getting gigs or jobs. Newspapers, magazines, weddings, family and student photos - how do you reach the multitude of people who may be interested in hiring you? Portfolios are expensive and targeting the many different segments of the population who would benefit from your services is no simple marketing feat. By building your own photography website to showcase your work and your services...

All In One? Purchasing a Wireless Camera Kit

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Security in your home or office is important, especially in this day and age of rampant crime, and especially if you live or work in an area where crime rates are high. If you are planning to put up security measures to protect your home, you might be interested in home security systems, which can include alarms, password-protected areas, even that generic baseball bat under your bed or revolver under your pillow. On the other hand...

Digital Photo Printing Paper Sizes

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

When you print digital photos on traditional paper sizes photos are either cropped or areas of the paper are left blank. The reason is that tradition paper sizes were designed for film and have different aspect ratio than digital photos. Digital paper sizes solve this problem and are offered by many - here is how. Understanding aspect ratio Before you can understand why digital paper sizes are different than traditional ones you need to understand what aspect ratio is...

Finding A Digital Camera Online

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The great international market bazaar known as the Internet has rapidly made inroads on the territory of traditional brick and mortar retailers, and has in fact become the preferred shopping venue for millions of consumers. The Internet allows people to shop a their convenience from the comfort of their homes without spending money on gas and time fighting traffic. Internet shopping also allows consumers to comparison shop online...

Digital Photography

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Definition: * Uses a digital camera to electronically capture and produce images using a CCD. Scanners, software, computers and printers are used together with the camera to produce the finished image. * Taking pictures with a digital camera and storing and printing them on digital devices. The "digital film," which is comprised of flash memory modules, floppy disks or CD-Rs, can be transferred to a local computer for printing, or can be uploaded to a Web site for viewing and printing...

Why Do Digital Camera Batteries Run Dry So Fast?

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Digital cameras are useless when their batteries run dry. Battery technologies have improved a lot in the last years but batteries still have just a limited energy capacity. To get more out of your batteries you should understand what digital camera feature consumer more power and how to minimize energy consumption. Not all camera elements consume the same amount of energy. You can save battery energy by minimizing usage of battery energy guzzling features...

How to Scan Film Photos for Photo Enlargement

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Over the years I've had numerous customers send digital image files from film photos they have scanned and request photo enlargement and prints. In almost every circumstance, the files received were scanned at too low a resolution to produce photo enlargement without resampling the original digital file to produce the requested print size. Every time you resample a digital file, the original image quality will degrade, producing a lower visual quality photo enlargement...

How Do Digital Cameras Differ From Film Or SLR Cameras?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

The conventional camera depended entirely on chemicals and mechanical processes - nothing else was required to make them work. Following along on the footsteps of major technological breakthroughs in consumer electronics, the new digital camera is part of this fundamental shift in technology. The digital camera has two things: a built-in computer, and electronic recorded images. They have not entirely replaced the conventional camera, though, as film represents the highest quality of pictures...

Options For Storing, Retrieving And Viewing Your Digital Photographs

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

If you're just starting out with a digital camera, or you are considering buying a new camera, and you like what you've heard about digital photography, you probably have a few burning questions about the technology. What replaces the film? Do you need a computer? What process replaces getting your pictures developed, and how can you store and view all your photos without having to print them off? This is a short guide that will answer these questions...

Better Pictures From Your Digital Camera

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

How many times have you seen someone else's pictures and wondered why they are so much better than yours are, despite having the same or even better camera The truth is that most of the time it's not the camera, but how it's used that makes a great picture. If you take the time to learn how your camera works to to practice basic photography techniques, you can dramatically improve your digital photography surprisingly quickly...

Sharing Photos with Family

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Sharing photos with your family is exciting and fun. Grandparents living far away certainly do not want to miss watching their grandchildren grow up, and photo sharing is a great way to keep them in touch. Similarly, brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, all enjoy seeing photos that focus on the family. Fortunately, with advancements in technology, it is simple to create an online photo gallery that makes it easy to share pictures filled with family fun, as well as family history...

What to Look for When Shopping for a Digital Camera

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Shopping for digital camera for the first time can be a confusing and daunting experience. With so many models and features from which to select, first-time purchasers often rely upon the advice of a sales person as to which is the best digital camera. Someone who may not be all that knowledgeable about available products and features, or doesn't know what the main function of the camera will be. All of which are very important...

Turn Your Negatives and Slides into Digital Images

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

In the last few years, digital technology took photography by storm. Most every lab today processes digital photographs from CDs, DVDs, flash cards, etc. Only a few years back most of us only had one choice of getting prints of our photographs: Negatives, and Slides. Things changed quite a bit today. Most non-professional photographers today shoot digitally, because of many advantages digital photography offers. However, most of us still have a legacy left from the days of film...

Are film cameras better than digital cameras?

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Film cameras are becoming rare. Although digital cameras have come a long way since they were first introduced there are still photographers that prefer to use old film cameras. Some of them use film exclusively while others prefer film for specific scenarios. There is no simple answer to the question which camera is better, film or digital. In some scenarios film is better than digital and in other scenarios digital is better than film...

Arranging Your Images - The Initial Step to an Awesome Album

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Whether you get your photographs printed or keep them online matters not-the first phase to creating a truly wonderful scrapbook is to organize your pictures and memorabilia. This may seem like a time-consuming and unnecessary part of your scrapbooking project, but, believe me, it will save you time later and help you avoid making mistakes that can't be fixed, such as forgetting to include a particular photograph...

Compact Digital Camera Reviews - Before You Buy

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

There is a plethora of fine, solid quality compact digital cameras on the market today. And there are lots of camera models to choose from. So much so that it can be confusing for all but the most dedicated hobbyist. So which camera models are the cream of the crop? That depends a lot on what you intend to use the camera for, but we have listed a few models here that we think would make a fine purchase in most cases. First of all...

Digital Photo Frames And What To Look For When Buying One

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Digital photo frames are new products that replace old paper photo frames in displaying your photos on a desk, on a shelf or on a wall. This article explains what digital frames are, how you can use them and what you should look for when buying one. Digital photo frames are a good solution if you do not want to display your photos solely on your computer or on paper prints. Digital photo frames are an LCD screen with some electronics behind it that allows you to load photos and display them...

Basic Understanding of your Digital Camera Flash

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Many of us do not think twice about the usage of our digital camera's flash assuming that the camera will use the flash automatically as needed. Flash however can and should be manually set in many scenarios resulting in high quality digital photos. The most common usage of flash photography is when there is not enough ambient light for example when taking an indoor digital photo in a dark room...

Advice and Information about Digital Photography
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