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Baby Photography: Eye Contact

Baby photography can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also be a pleasurable hobby, as parents are often pleased to see pictures of their precious child, and you can practice plenty of interesting...[more]

Is Every Tripod Universal? How Tripod Heads Install

It is not always possible to find a universal tripod which can fit any head attachment for your camera. Most tripod manufacturers also make a series of heads which can fit onto the top of...[more]

Pros and Cons of a Monopod Tripod Combination

Photographers often find themselves in complicated positions, some of which might include a monopod tripod combination. The tripod is a common piece of a photographic kit, favored by professionals and amateurs alike. The monopod, on...[more]

Finding Your Scanner Model and Manual Online

If you have recently bought or are looking for a scanner, then you may want to find information about a particular scanner model or manual. If you are just searching for a general scanner, then...[more]

Using the Email & IM Photobucket Code

If you use Photobucket to store or share images, you may have noticed that you have the option of linking to your images in a number of different ways. One of the links that...[more]

How to Replace Shattered Scanner Glass

Accidents happen to the best of us, and if you accidentally drop your scanner from the table, or knock something heavy into it, then your scanner glass can break or shatter. You might think that...[more]

Photographing Babies and their Parents: Depth of Field

Photographing babies and their parents is not always very easy, but you can do it if you take a little time to learn the necessary skills. One of the main topics you will need to...[more]

Using Layers in Fotoflexer

If you have been using Fotoflexer for a little while now, you may be keen to try and use some of the more advanced methods available on the image enhancing device, such as Geek or...[more]

Unique Ideas for Birthday Photos

Birthday photos can be found in everyone's scrapbook. They should capture the excitement of the day and bring back fond memories. Most photos of birthday celebrations tend to be candid photos, but there are several...[more]

5 Steps to Taking Great Outdoor Graduation Photos

If you have been asked to take outdoor graduation photos, there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you are shooting high quality photographs. Taking photos outdoors can be significantly more...[more]

Why a Tripod Plate Comes in Different Shapes

On a tripod designed to support a camera, the tripod plate is the important link which connects the body of the camera to the tripod. It is designed to prevent slipping of the plate, to...[more]

Simulate a Blueprint with a Photo in Photoshop

A blueprint photo will most likely be familiar to you if you work in the architectural or any similar design field. Blueprints typically serve as precursors or drafts of what will become the finished product...[more]

How to Create a Photoshop Horror Film Effect

One technique that is great if you are interested in making a spooky looking print for an event or holiday is the Photoshop horror effect. With this technique, you can take any digital image and...[more]

How to Use a Pictbridge Photo Printer

A PictBridge photo printer is a printer that is loaded with a standardized software. PictBridge allows you to print directly from your digital camera without having to connect to a printer. In order to access...[more]

Using a Photo Printer as a Document Printer

It can sometimes be more important to have a photo printer than one which can print documents, until you have a vital contract or CV which you need to print out. The photo printer is...[more]

Using iPhoto's Faces in Aperture

Aperture, the photo organization/manipulation/publishing software designed by Apple, has incorporated the iPhoto organizational tool called Faces. This option sorts through and locates pictures of the same person and then assigns whatever tag you've chosen to...[more]

Scanner Technology: How the Lens Works

The lens is part of the scan head, perhaps the most vital part of the scanner technology. The lens is the part of the head which looks at the paper being scanned, and helps to take...[more]

How to Change Scanner File Format Setting

If you are operating a digital scanner, then from time to time you may wish to change the setting of the scanner file format. Depending upon how you intend to use the picture produced, you may want...[more]

Baby Photography: Tips for Lighting

If you are engaging in baby photography in some capacity, you will want to learn how to make the most out of your lighting options. Simply shining a bright light on a baby is probably...[more]

Newborn Baby Photography: Tips for Keeping Baby Sleepy

When doing newborn baby photography, it makes everyone's job easier if the child you are photographing is reasonably sleepy throughout the photography session. As a rule, sleepy children are much more agreeable and less likely...[more]

The Dave Hill Look Tutorial

One of the more sought after photo effects is to duplicate the type of stylized, high impact, sharp focus photography that has been popularized by the photographer, Dave Hill. Fortunately, you do not have to...[more]

What the Direct Link Photobucket Codes are for

If you use Photobucket to store or share images, you may have noticed that you have the option of accessing your images in a number of different ways. One of the links that Photobucket provides...[more]

Finding Good Locations for Placing a Mini Tripod

Regardless of whether you are a professional photographer or a casual photography enthusiast, investing in a mini tripod can be a great way to improve the quality of the photographs you are taking. Once you...[more]

How to Use Photoshop Shapes Creatively

If you are just learning to use Photoshop or are just hoping to add some new tricks to your Photoshop arsenal, learning how to creatively use Photoshop shapes can be a great technique. Below you...[more]

Adjusting a Slide Photo Scanner for Slide Size

When you purchase a new slide photo scanner, it will be important to make sure you adjust both the hardware and software to fit the specifications of the media you will be scanning. If you...[more]

Tips and Tricks for Using the iPhoto Library Manager

iPhoto Library Manager is an invaluable tool for keeping your photos organized and combining multiple albums into single ones, while still retaining all the attached data, such as dates and file names. The basic operation takes...[more]

Unique Ideas for a Maternity Photo Album

Maternity photos can bring new life into a relationship, preserve the memories of pregnancy, and allow a mother to feel closer to her child. While compiling a maternity photo album can contain the normal maternity...[more]

4 Beginner Steps to Fotoflexer

If you are looking for a way to share photos and images online, then Fotoflexer is one way to get the most out of your pictures while still being able to manage them. Rather than...[more]

Tripod Pan and Tilt Techniques

If you are using a camera with a pan tilt tripod head, then you are probably using one of the 3-way devices which allow you to move the position of the camera when it is...[more]

Maternity Photography: Comfort and Beauty

Maternity photography is quickly becoming popular in our culture, to celebrate the beauty of pregnancy. To do this, the bare naked stomach of the mother to be is shown. This could also include topless photos...[more]

How to Light Maternity Photos

Maternity photos are increasingly becoming popular. Being pregnant is a beautiful experience for a mother, and she may want to capture the moment so she can treasure it forever. Because a pregnancy is an emotional...[more]

How to Capture the Best Graduation Candids

If you have been charged with capturing photographs of a student on graduation day, you may be wondering what the best techniques are for capturing candids. Conventional wisdom is that you should try to capture...[more]

How to Make a Cheap Tripod Fluid

If you don't have the money to buy a professional, expensive tripod for your digital camera, that does not necessarily mean that you have to give up on having a fluid tripod. Below you will...[more]

Why Online Photo Printers are the Better Option

Although you may want to do all of your printing from home, you may find that in the end using an online photo printer is going to be your best bet. You will find that...[more]

Placing a Print in a Flatbed Photo Scanner

Many people do not realize that there are very specific ways to adjust your print when placing it in a flatbed photo scanner. Follow the guidelines listed below to create proper image scans. Tools and...[more]

Digital Cameras: How to Activate the AF Servo Feature

If you are new to digital cameras or are interested in boosting the performance of your camera, one of the features that you might want to experiment with is the AF Servo feature (also sometimes...[more]

Unique Ideas for Holiday Photos

Great holiday photos will capture the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season. Whether this is through the excitement on a child's face while waiting for Santa, or through a group dressed up for a...[more]

6 Prop Ideas for Newborn Baby Photography

Newborn baby photography is well-known for using props to provide size context to your newborn and to simply add to the cuteness of the photo. If you are a photographer looking for creative prop ideas...[more]

How to use the Photobucket Forum

Whether you want to use the Photobucket forum for help with an image problem or if you simply would like to connect with fellow Photobucket users to chat, learning how to properly use the Photobucket...[more]

Shoe Mounted Flash Photography

When using a digital camera for the first time, it will be important to determine what type of flash options you will have at your disposal. One of the best options for taking flash photographs...[more]

When to Use AE Lock on Digital Cameras

If you are new to digital cameras or are seeking to learn how to use your current camera to its full potential, learning to use the AE Lock feature will take you to the next...[more]

Digital Cameras: Setting World Time Clock

If you have recently purchased a digital camera and you would like to set it up efficiently, you may want to set it to display the time using the world time clock feature. This feature...[more]

Sharing Photos in iPhoto 4

Originally released in 2004, iphoto 4 was a significant upgrade in terms of features over previous iphoto releases. One of the most sought after upgrades in iphoto 4 was increased photo sharing functionality. There are...[more]

Using the Blibs Photo Editor

The Blibs Photo Editor is a free online photo editing software. It is easily accessible, as long as you have an Internet connection. With this software, you can add a large number of effects to...[more]

What Is Splashup?

Splashup is an online photo editing tool, which is very similar to Adobe's Photoshop. While Splashup is feature rich, you won't get as many options or capabilities as you would using a premium photo editing...[more]

Uploading from Yahoo Search on Fotoflexer

Fotoflexer allows you to upload pictures directly from Yahoo Search. This is a great feature, and it is accessible directly from inside the Fotoflexer interface. If you are working on a project and don't have...[more]

Tips for Using Fotoflexer Effects

Fotoflexer is an online photo editing software. Fotoflexer is capable of many of the same manipulations you find on premium photo editing software. However, you can find this online, and you can access it free...[more]

When Not to use a Fill Flash

A fill flash is a technique used in photography that will balance out light and create a photo that pops. Using this technique is common in outdoor photography. Even if the sun provides enough light,...[more]

Black Friday Camera Sales: How to do It

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest shopping day of the year; it's when the retailers give incredible discounts and sales on big ticket items, like that digital camera you always wanted. Here's...[more]

How Much to Charge for Graduation Photos

Graduation is an important turning point in many lives. What better way to remember that turning point than with graduation photos? Traditionally, photos were taken by the graduate's loved ones in the audience, but that...[more]

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