Information from About Guides and partners relating to Digital Cameras
(How To) Here's how to make a string tripod, a simple do-it-yourself stabilizer that wins you sharper photos.
(How To) Follow these rules of thumb to take better pictures and get more reliable results.
(How To) Capture fast-moving subjects like cars, cheetahs, and kids with a simple camera technique.
(How To) Use a simple lens filter to improve contrast and eliminate reflections in your pictures.
(How To) Make your flash photos come alive, and eliminate that "taken in a cave" effect.
(How To) Make distinctive letterhead using Microsoft Word and your own digital photograph.
(How To) Get the most out of your digital camera with this roundup of online hints, tips, and tutorials.
(How To) Get perfectly exposed photos every time with your digital camera's exposure compensation control.
(How To) Get the most from your digital camera with these tips about tripods, photo tagging, camera classes, and more.
(How To) Seize the day: Make the most of natural lighting to get the best from your digital camera.
(How To) RAW explained, shooting in infrared, sharpening close-ups, and more.
(How To) Follow these tips to put your photo subjects at ease and take compelling portraits.
(How To) Smart advice for buying a great digital camera support.
(How To) Here's the lowdown on tripods and other supports for your digital camera.
(How To) Nikon or Canon? More megapixels or fewer?
(How To) Solve focus problems with a great tool and some tips for using it.
(How To) Your questions on indoor action shots, claymation movies, prints and dpi, digital zoom.
(How To) Five great tips that cover everything from shutter speeds to posing your animals.
(How To) I've rounded up a bunch of interesting digital photo toys. Want to play along?
(How To) Try this trick for making your photos gorgeous.
(How To) Dust detecting, static electricity, jaggies, and more.
(How To) The typical photo print is only 5 by 7 inches. Learn to print your photos bigger.
(How To) Here's how to finish up your masterpiece.
(How To) Use your digital camera to create a movie.
(How To) Tripods, infrared photos, e-mailing your pics, and JPEGs.
(How To) You've got a digital photo. How big should you print it?
(How To) Two novel ways to get more out of photography without spending a fortune.
(How To) For avid photographers, finding photos on a stuffed hard drive can be a daunting task. Learn how to get organized.
(How To) How to better control selection tools for improved editing.
(How To) Check out these real-world examples of how selection tools can be used.
(How To) Use your camera lens or image editing program to juice up dull photos.
(How To) Focal length, zoom, f-stops--if you've wondered about it, we discuss it.
(How To) A photo morpher, the Lightsphere, and some shameless self-promotion.
(How To) Great gifts for yourself and the other photographers in your life.
(How To) How to remove dust that builds up inside your digital SLR camera.
(How To) All about lens caps, cleaning, filters, and more.
(How To) Dave digs deeper into upcoming Vista features and applets.
(How To) A sneak peek at Vista features that cater to photographers.
(How To) Photo contest questions, camera shopping tips, the rule of thirds, and ISO in digital and film photography.
(How To) Tricks of the trade, plus a shot of the elusive Eiffel Tower ghost.
(How To) Learn how to make adjustments to only the underexposed section of a photo.
(How To) Take more photos, get organized, pay attention to histograms, and more.
(How To) Resize photos, remove red-eye in pets, cheapo SLR lenses.
(howto) Making the Most of Shutter-Priority Mode
(howto) Making the Most of Aperture Mode
(howto) Shooting Fireworks
(howto) Capturing Subjects on the Move
(howto) Shooting Photos for Panoramas, Part 1
(howto) Frequently Asked Questions, Once Again
(howto) Catch the Perfect Picture With Bracketing
(howto) File Format Refresher
(howto) Boost Image Quality With Camera Settings
(howto) Master Your Camera's Depth of Field
(howto) Fix Your White Balance
(howto) Soft Focus for Your Portraits
(howto) More Digital Photo FAQs
(howto) Scanning Old Photos
(howto) Understanding Color Profiles
(howto) Frequently Asked Digital Photo Questions
(howto) Eliminate Noise From Your Photos
(howto) Use ISO to Take Low-Light Photos
(howto) Make Subjects Leap Out of a Photo
(howto) Take Pictures of Images on Your TV
(howto) Shooting Snow
(howto) Shooting in RAW, Part 1
(howto) Turn Digital Photos Into Polaroids
(howto) Make a Time-Lapse Movie
(howto) Photograph a Sunset, Part 1
(howto) Cool Halloween Photos
(howto) Establish a Digital Photo Workflow, Part I
(howto) Make Your Subject Glow
(howto) Fix a Badly Exposed Photo
(howto) Add a Second Monitor
(howto) Take Control of Photo File Names
(howto) Turn a Photo Into Desktop Wallpaper
(howto) Add Soft Focus Using Layers
(howto) More Travel Photo Tips
(howto) Change the View Outside Your Window, Part 2
(howto) Use the Histogram to Avoid Exposure Issues
(howto) Adjust Colors for Special Effects
(howto) Straighten Your Crooked Pictures
(howto) Layer Photos for Special Effects
(howto) Photo Projects for Kids
(howto) Make a Photo Collage
(howto) A Neat Photo Gift for Someone Special
(howto) Photograph an Aquarium
(howto) More Ways to Edit Photo Backgrounds
(howto) Digital Camera Jargon Explained
(howto) Editing Tips for Snow Scenes
(howto) Add Fog to Your Photos
(howto) Touch Up Portraits, Part 2
(howto) Touch Up Portraits, Part 1
(howto) Show Off Pictures in a Slide Show
(howto) Cold Weather Photo Survival Guide
(howto) Make Portraits Pop With Blur
(howto) Last-Minute Holiday Gifts
(howto) File Formats and Image Compression
(howto) What Are All Those Camera Icons?
(howto) Take Turkey Day Family Portraits
(howto) More Tricks With Backgrounds
(howto) Deal With Harsh Lighting
(howto) Action Photos, Part 3
(howto) Focus controls, virtual motor drive, and panning.
(howto) Use a camera to give presentations, save meeting notes.
(howto) Manage the special challenges presented by digital cameras.
(howto) Visting an often-photographed place? Here's how to take novel photos of it.
(howto) A slick trick for working with shadows, reflections, and other problem situations.
(howto) More tricks of the trade, including how to practice shooting waterfalls at home.
(howto) Megapixels, Web accelerators, batteries, memory cards, and more.
(howto) Flash, no flash; tripod, no tripod: We cover all the angles.
(howto) Convert a bright daylight photo into a moody nighttime scene.
(howto) We uncover the secret and offer tips and workarounds.
(howto) Use the Rule of Thirds to compose better photos. Plus: Upgrades for photo editing.
(howto) Quick and dirty, slick and arty: Check out the latest photo trend.
(howto) Manage tricky lighting with improvisation and clever editing.
(howto) Tricks of the underwater trade: managing color, avoiding backscatter spotting, and more.
(howto) The first column of our two-part series discusses waterproof housings.
(howto) A favorite image editing trick, plus how to rename pictures easily.
(howto) Though it's nearly universal, the JPEG format is still confusing.
(howto) Master the exposure lock to ensure pictures come out right.
(howto) Beyond the basics: Advanced tips for taking great flower photos.
(howto) Photographing flowers can be tricky; here's how to avoid problems.
(howto) Shooting buildings can be tricky; here's how to avoid and fix problems.
(howto) We demystify the relationship between resolution, sharpness, and print quality.
(howto) Use an image editor to improve the richness of your photos.
(howto) Use your image editor to create exotic double-exposure photos.
(howto) A key drawback to digital photography becomes obvious at night. Learn to deal with it.
(howto) Exposure and image editing tricks to make the most of the last of winter.
(howto) Your photos are precious--don't lose any more to technical glitches.
(howto) We demystify this underused feature and help you take better shots.
(howto) A great effect to use on greeting cards, T-shirts, and other slick stuff.
(howto) How to shoot in a room that has a brightly lit window--no mean feat.
(howto) Use filters to turn bad photos into good ones; plus, a zoom problem cleared up.
(howto) Best ways to resize images and avoid problems; plus how to recover lost photos.
(howto) Sure-fire tricks for removing the red-eye effect from your photos.
(howto) How to insert a free-floating object into a Web page or a slide.
(howto) Using adjustment layers makes editing foolproof.
(howto) Use the batch processing features in your image editor.
(howto) Adding a little zoom-blur makes any photo more exciting.
(howto) More battery power, more memory, more ways to repair photos, more, more, more.
(howto) What to give, what to ask for, and what to buy for yourself.
(howto) A great trick for improving indoor photos.
(howto) Want to show your photos to a crowd? Use your TV.
(howto) You'll want to add these tricks to your repertoire.
(howto) Auto flash, fill flash, red-eye reduction, and more--all explained.
(howto) Housekeeping tips for better photos and fewer problems.
(howto) Use this software tool to adjust exposure and brighten pictures.
(howto) Printing tweaks that make photos fit any frame.
(howto) Brightening, whitening, and straightening are just a few of the tricks in our bag.
(howto) A better way to manage your photos; plus, a tiny photo printer.
(howto) Learn all about the macro filters that make this possible.
(howto) Take great pictures of this powerful photographic subject.
(howto) Take real action shots by panning the right way.
(howto) Shooting tall buildings can be tricky. Here's a slick fix.
(howto) Some do's and don'ts for storing and maintaining your camera.
(howto) Block out distortion and take better photos with this common lense.
(howto) All about program modes, bracketing, and best exposure practices.
(howto) The finer points of digital camera resolution, in plain English.
(howto) Use your PC, OS, and CD-RW to make a slick slide show.
(howto) Packing it, protecting it, letting security guards have their way with it.
(howto) Convert photos from color to black and white for dramatic effects.
(howto) Take great animal shots without risking life, limb, or poison ivy.
(howto) These 360-degree photos make you feel like you're part of the scene.
(howto) Become a wildlife photographer without going into the wild.
(howto) Feeling artsy? Want to take a photo with mood? Learn to shoot silhouettes.
(howto) More strategies for taking photos after dark, plus printing tricks.
(howto) Optimize a monitor so that you see is what you print.
(howto) Critical software: image editors, photo albums, and more.
(howto) Everything digital photographers need to know to outfit a PC.
(howto) Take action shots in a gym or at a convention center.
(howto) Tips for photographing your kids' karate class and other tricky situations.
(howto) Use editing software and tracing features to convert photos to sketches.
(howto) Use a photo and image editing software to create a neat gift.
(howto) Strategies for saving power; plus, how to take low-light photos.
(howto) More ways to add motion to your photos; put photos on DVD.
(howto) These editing tricks makes your photos come alive.
(howto) Cleaning up your holiday photos, step by step.
(howto) Picture size, resolution, JPEG vs. TIFF, displaying photos on TV, and more.
(howto) Photo quality and jaggies, plus how many pixels is enough?
(howto) Learn about shutter speed and f/stop settings. Plus: Are digital photos fakes?
(howto) Tips, specs, tricks, gotchas, and product recommedations.
(howto) Tips for using the flash, ISO settings, and tripods, plus capturing candles and lights.
(howto) Small cameras, clever storage, filters and lenses, monopods.
(howto) Use software to turn two bad photos into one great one.
(howto) Tricks to use and traps to avoid; all about resizing.
(howto) Compensate for low light, fix underexposed photos.
(howto) Use an image editing program to add slick color effects.
(howto) We demystify a focusing tool called "Unsharp Mask."
(howto) Spice up your photos and make them distinctive.
(howto) Printing great photos is not always easy--but we're here to help.
(howto) We demystify scanner specs and explain what matters most.
(howto) Memory cards and readers, lenses, batteries, and editing software.
(howto) Focusing, lighting, and shooting portraits, plus editing the background; saving JPEGs as TIFFs.
(howto) All about macrophotography; how to unclog a ink jet printer.
(howto) How to preserve your ink jet prints; protect cameras from the heat.
(howto) How to fix port problems and watch movies on a PDA, plus a great bird photo.
(howto) Create better backgrounds with gradients; plus resizing tips.
(howto) Use this obscure feature to add warmth and mood to photos.
(howto) Use imaging software to create panoramic shots; photograph the sun.
(howto) Isolate the focal point, fill the frame, learn the rule of thirds.
(howto) Is your hard drive crammed with photos? Organize and clean it up.
(howto) Wallpaper your PC or PDA; Format Wars: TIFF vs. bitmap.
(howto) How to avoid theft and hassle when traveling, a top tool for managing images, fixing agents.
(howto) Create professional-caliber special effects with your image editor.
(howto) Use an image editor to get the red out, plus the bad news on enlarging photos.
(howto) All about exposure, aperture, shutter priority, and flash memory.
(howto) Use image-editing tricks to shrink the kids and put them in a jar.
(howto) Answers to the most nagging questions about editing, printing, and hardware.
(howto) Colorizing made easier, plus close-up and telephoto photo tips.
(howto) Take infrared shots with your digital camera, learn all about megapixels.
(howto) Turn analog video into digital, fix a thorny printer problem.
(howto) Tools and tips that help you shrink and enlarge your pictures.
(howto) One tool, many tricks. Plus: bean bags to help with difficult shots.
(howto) Here's a great skill for selling stuff off a Web site. Plus, carrying digital cameras through airport check-in.
(howto) Add a matte to your portraits with image-editing software.
(howto) For animal lovers only... plus, caring for digital images and making posters.
(howto) The best tripods for digital cameras, optimal settings for photos, soundtracks for home videos.
(howto) More image editing tricks. Plus: digital zoom demystified.
(howto) Use an image editor to enhance the skies. Plus: E-mail pictures faster.
(howto) Add an antique look to photos; learn all about digital camera lens sizes.
(howto) Create your own home movies on DVD: software, hardware, tips.
(howto) Paint with text, add borders, connect a camera and telescope.
(howto) Eliminate distortion, remove fisheye effects, capture video from a VCR.
(howto) Snow scenes, cold-weather caveats, other tricks of the trade.
(howto) Dave shares his best flash tricks, advice on memory cards, and a hidden present on a PDA.
(howto) Give your portraits a sharp, snappy background.
(howto) Learn the secrets of night photography and how to print a contact sheet.
(howto) Dave shares tips for penny pinchers and explains how to choose a camera for Web publishing.
(howto) Frame photos properly, work with centering features.
(howto) Find out how to show photos on a TV and add captions to photos.
(howto) ISO controls and white balance demystified; plus, a fix for map junkies.
(howto) Digital camera accessories make great last-minute gifts; plus, find out how to resize photos for e-mailing.
(howto) Great camera gift ideas, must-have add-ons, and a creepy Praying Mantis.
(howto) Turn your ink jet printer into a holiday gift-making machine; connect your camera to a serial port.
(howto) Three kinds of accessory lenses and how to use them; plus, how to choose memory cards.
(howto) Create 'action photo' effects; share photos online or via e-mail.
(howto) Imaging tips for removing red eyes, plus how to download photos while on vacation.
(howto) The new OS offers some slick features for digital photographers.
(howto) These little-known image editing tricks can make marginal photos great.
(howto) Find storage strategies for photographers, a tiny memory card reader, and how to transfer video to a notebook PC.
(howto) Here's how to clean up your photos and transfer your videotape to DVD.
(howto) Sure, action shots are tricky, but we explain how. Plus, low-price printouts.
(howto) Which specs matter? Plus, making the most of your flash.
(howto) Tips and strategies; the trade-off between resolution and image quality.
(howto) Exposure control, all about zooms, a cool free program, and our first weekly photo contest winner.
(howto) Take pictures underwater, make sense of CompactFlash, and more.