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The Top 10 Digital Photography Mistakes

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As you plunge head first into digital photography with Window XP, take comfort in the fact that others have gone before you. They made mistakes and learned from them. That doesn't mean you won't make a few unique missteps of your own. But you can avoid common mistakes that tripped up digital photography's early enthusiasts. To help, here are the 10 most common mistakes that you should avoid.
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How to Avoid Camera Shake by About.com
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Realtime Shutter and Aperture Camera Simulator by Photonhead
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Travel Photography 101 - How To Take Better Travel Pictures by About.com
Travel photography isn't rocket science. And you don't need to be an Ansel Adams to take decent travel photos. You don't even have to be
Some of the best images can be made in the worst weather by Outdoor Photographer
The light begins to soften and the warm light from the setting sun seems to set the rocky cliff on fire. It's the end of another perfect day,
How a Camera Measures Light by Megapixel.net
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How a Digital Camera Works by Short Courses
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What Makes a Contest Winner? by Apogee Photo
Is entering a photography contest is a good thing? In my opinion, the answer depends on the person. If you wear your feelings on your sleeve
Digital Camera Fundamentals by Photoxels
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Digital Camera Categories. Where Do You Fit? by Photoxels
Choosing a digital camera can be a confusing exercise if you do not know where to start your search. In this article we examine the different
Cleaning a Digital Camera by Megapixel.net
Cameras tend to dust and fingerprint magnets, and cleaning them without causing some accidental damage can be a bit worrisome. Yet, a good cleaning
Top Ten Tips of Photography by Geoff Lawrence
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Making Photographs by Photo.net
Most photography books start out talking about the various kinds of cameras that are available. Then they talk about lenses, film, and exposure.
Photographic Cheat Sheet by Gordon McKinney
This "cheat sheet" provides a number of useful tables for any photographer who's interested in planning ahead for prevailing light, enabling
Digital Push Processing by Photonhead
The digital push is a two step process that helps to capture sharper images in low light. This technique can be used in everyday hand-held situations
NYI's Digital Photography Tips by NY Institute of Photography
We hope you enjoy these digital photography tips created by the New York Institute of Photography - America's oldest and largest photography
Understanding RAW File Format by Photoxels
RAW file format is the uncompressed, unprocessed data file captured by the camera's image sensor, before any in-camera processing has been applied.
Depth-of-Field Preview: Friend or Foe? by Apogee Photo
Landscape photographers are very opinionated when discussing the camera's depth-of-field preview button. Professionals applaud its virtues.
Photo Design Concepts, Part 1 by Apogee Photo Magazine
When you’re shooting a great photograph, there are many components to keep in mind. To create a perfect composition, you must consider more
10 Everyday Ways to Use a Digital Camera by MSN Photos
If you haven't thought that your digital camera fits into the do-anything-better category of life, you're missing some great everyday ways to
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Image quality is the primary concern for anyone taking a photograph. A photographer wants each image to be the best it can be. This lesson
Using your New Camera by About.com
Although specifically aimed at newcomers to photography, especially those just starting out with a new camera, some of the advice here will
Camera Supports Compared by ePhotozine
We spend loads of money on high-tech cameras and lenses yet there's often little consideration given to how we support the camera when taking
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A digital camera is a fascinating piece of electronic equipment, in part because its design has proven challenging to manufacturers. Usually,
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Depth of Field Calculator by Silverlight.co.uk
Use this Depth of Field Calculator to determine depth of field under various conditions. Input the required values press the button and the
Understanding Resolution by Vivid Light Photography
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I made the stunning revelation in my last column that I'm partial to single-lens-reflex (SLR) cameras--not really surprising, since a lot of
Cheat Sheet: Histogram Cracker by Popular Photography
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Want to get clear, focused photos more often? You can by being aware of some of the most difficult focusing scenarios and adjusting your technique.
Using Your Zoom Better by Apogee Photo
Do you regularly think about and use your zoom when taking photos? Even if you do, these zooming pointers and ideas will help you get the most
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Mastering Color Controls by PC Magazine
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Hot neon signs glowed above classic Deco hotels. Cool teal-colored Atlantic waves kissed the nearby beach. Shimmering hot 1930's roadsters
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Top 10 Tips for Great Pictures by Kodak
Do you wish you were a better photographer? All it takes is a little know-how and experience. Keep reading for some important picture-taking
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e-Book on Photography by CameraHobby.com
This is the evolution of the Camera Hobby web site to become less equipment oriented and more relevant for beginning photographers to understand

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