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  • The biggest power consumers in digital cameras  By : Carol Pruitt
    Like other portable electronic devices digital cameras rely on batteries to power up their electronics and mechanical elements. Although battery technologies have improved a lot in the last few years they are still very limited in their energy capacity.
  • Auto and manual focus modes in digital cameras  By : Carol Pruitt
    One of the important phases of shooting a good photo is focusing on the photo’s objects. Photos that are out of focus look bad and blurry. Sometimes shooting out of focus objects is done on purpose as an artistic effect but in most cases a sharp focused object is the photographer goal.
  • Getting more battery time from your digital camera battery  By : Carol Pruitt
    Like other portable consumer electronic devices digital cameras use batteries as their power source. All batteries have one major drawback: they only last for a limited time. In this article we will explain what camera features consume the most energy and how you can squeeze more life time out of your digital camera battery.
  • Pixel color depth or bits per pixel in digital photos  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photos are built of many pixels. Each pixel has a unique value which represents its color. When you are looking at a digital photo your eyes and brain merge these pixels into one continuous digital photo. Each pixel has a color value that is one out of a finite number of possible colors – this number is known as color depth.
  • Digital photo pixel color formats RGB CMYK and HSV  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photos are built of pixels. When you look at a digital photo on a computer screen or on a printed version of the photo you are really looking at millions of pixels each with a unique color and intensity. When put together all these pixels form the photo that you see. There are a few formats used to represent a pixel color – here are the common ones.
  • PNG is replacing GIF files for digital graphic storage  By : Carol Pruitt
    GIF is one of the oldest file formats used for graphics and digital photos storage. GIF has many technical advantages but it also has one big business disadvantage. GIF uses LZW compression which is tangled with patents and licensing issues. The free creation and usage of GIF files was always in debate.
  • Seven common mistakes when taking digital photos  By : Carol Pruitt
    You have probably taken photos before just to find out later that they did not come out as expected. Although digital cameras are getting smarter there are still a lot of decisions that the photographer has to make. There are also many mistakes that the photographer can make. Here are seven common ones.
  • Digital cameras responsiveness and photo shooting delays  By : Carol Pruitt
    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.
  • The advantages of digital photos and digital cameras  By : Carol Pruitt
    There is no debate that digital cameras are going to take over the photography market and with time we will see less and less film cameras sold and used. It is beneficial to take a moment and try to list the advantages of digital cameras and digital photos and put some order in why everybody likes them so much. In this article you will find that list.
  • Facts about flash units and taking photos using a flash  By : Carol Pruitt
    For most of us firing the flash is something that happens in the background and that does not require our attention.. Flash photography was not always so easy to use. Flash is useful in many situations for example when taking photos in dark scenes or when getting rid of shades in fill in mode. It is beneficial to know some facts about flash usage and how it works.
  • Shooting photos in Aperture priority mode  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital cameras support many photo shooting modes - from automatic point and shoot to manual where the camera does nothing for you. One of those modes is Aperture Priority. Aperture priority is useful in many situations and deserves a short explanation of what it is and how to use it.
  • Digital photo printing paper sizes – 4XD 5XD and others  By : Carol Pruitt
    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.
  • Exposure value (EV) and exposure compensation  By : Carol Pruitt
    Exposure is defined as how much light hits the camera’s sensor. It depends on the camera settings mainly aperture and shutter speed. Exposure value (known as EV) is a number that represents the exposure setting of the camera. We will explain what the number means and how it is used for exposure compensation.
  • Understanding and using auto bracketing  By : Carol Pruitt
    When you shoot a photo you need to set the camera to the values that would result in the photo you want to get. However sometimes it is hard to find those settings or there is just not enough time to figure out what they are – auto bracketing can help – here is how.
  • Photo printing made easier with DPOF  By : Carol Pruitt
    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.
  • Get rid of old film printing habits  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photography is not the same as film photography. One big difference is the ability to view the photos in many new ways in addition to using photo prints.
  • Compare digital photo printing prices before you print  By : Carol Pruitt
    Everybody knows that it makes sense to compare prices before buying. It is true when buying anything from groceries in the supermarket to a new car or a house. When printing digital photos comparing makes sense too.
  • Different paper print sizes  By : Carol Pruitt
    In the film days photo paper sizes were developed to the aspect ratio of film negative frames. Digital camera sensors use different aspect ratios, and as such when printing digital photos on traditional paper the photos have either cut or shrunk.
  • Photo printing is not as expensive as it used to be  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photo printing used to be an expensive experience. Back in the days the total cost of having a printed photo in your hand was in the dollars. Today reality has changed and watching a photo can cost anywhere from zero dollars up to a few for professionally enlarged prints.
  • The magic of photo printing  By : Carol Pruitt
    For some people printing photos still seems like magic. After all an electronic device somehow is able to output a colorful photo on what was just seconds ago a white paper in just a few seconds. Photo printing is a result of years of technology development and what is taken for granted today was a dream just not so many years ago.
  • Geo tagging digital photos  By : Carol Pruitt
    Although GPS technology has been around for a long time it has only been in the last years with advanced technology that it became so pervasive. Most likely you have used GPS in a car or maybe even in a handheld device. GPS technology is so small and cheap today that it is now embedded in more and more devices and cameras are not an exception anymore.
  • Digital photos printing tips  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photos can be printed in many different ways. One way is to mail them to a photo printing service while another way is to simply print them at home using a home photo printer or a standard home color printer.
  • Digital photo printing made easier using DPOF  By : Carol Pruitt
    Printing digital photos can be done in a few ways. One example you could download the photos to your PC and choose the photos you like save on a CD and take them to a photo printing shop. DPOF however makes photo printing much easier.
  • Is a 7 megapixel camera really needed?  By : Carol Pruitt
    If you are reading this then there is a good chance that you are looking to buy a new camera. You must have asked yourself the how many megapixels question. New digital cameras support and ever growing number of megapixels, the question is do you really need so many pixels?
  • Share and print digital photos on the web  By : Carol Pruitt
    The Internet is a great tool for digital photo processing and exchange. There are many more things you can do with digital photos and the Internet than just print them on sites such as Snapfish.
  • Unseemly Reflections in Your Item Photos  By :
    Supplying images that are blurry or too distant from an item can definitely affect a shop’s sales. But so can offering unseemly views of an uncomplimentary pose or portion of the picture taker’s anatomy that reflect from the polished surface of an item. Sometimes very clear, up-close graphic images can be accidentally included in reflections.
  • What is Macro Photography?  By : Felix Zhucha
    A practical way for defining macro photography is by the strength of the lens, or how nearby it can focus.
  • A Black-And-White Truth  By : Low Jeremy
    Despite the boom of color photography in advertising and in almost all forms of media, many photographers and photo enthusiasts remain loyal to the beauty of subjects in grayscale.


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