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Making a Slideshow in iPhoto 2

Slideshows have become a very popular feature of iphoto 2. The steps listed below will help you become more comfortable with the making of a slideshow. Organize and Add Before you think about the technical...[more]

Digital Cameras: Change the Language Setting

Most digital cameras have several different languages installed on them; this can make using your camera easy for anyone. Sometimes you might be able to get a better deal when purchasing a digital camera if...[more]

How to Minimize Image Noise on Digital Photography

Image noise seems to be a major problem for many photographers in the business. It can easily ruin a picture if the noise is too pronounced in the photo. Follow the tips below to reduce the...[more]

How to Purchase an Additional Flash Memory Card

Digital cameras use a flash memory card instead of a film to store the photos you take. Anybody who loves photography will need to have a number of different memory cards so they have enough...[more]

Creating Mysterious Light in Photoshop

Mysterious light can be hard to come by in the natural world. Luckily, Photoshop can help us with this. The number one aspect of mystery is darkness. The goal is to make the viewer curious...[more]

Photoshop: Transparent Background Creation

Some projects might require you to create a Photoshop transparent background. The way you do this depends on whether you have started your project or not.  Option A would be the best course to take...[more]

How to Merge a Photoshop Layer

Are you wondering how to merge a Photoshop layer? When creating effects in Photoshop, there will come a time when you will need to merge layers. Remember that the reason that you have layers is...[more]

How to Filter Out a Color with Photoshop

You can filter color in Photoshop on a given image.  Many things could be wrong, whether it be the whole image or a portion of it (or a single object in the frame). The balance...[more]

Photoshop Tricks: Transform Photos into a Modern Mosaic

A nice way to stylize your photos is to overlay a pattern to make it look like a modern mosaic. Essentially you will be adding a grid onto your photo and then adjusting different boxes to...[more]

Creating a Photo Book in iPhoto 6

There are many important features on iphoto 6. One of these features is the ability to create a photo book. Follow the steps listed below to create a successful photo book. Upload Photos Before you...[more]

Photoshop Retouching: Simulating Beautiful Skin

The camera does not love everyone's face but bad skin is nothing that cannot be fixed with some Photoshop retouching. You can smooth over any blemish using one of the many tools that will help. But...[more]

Digital Cameras: Picture Size and Memory

Picture size has a direct correlation with memory. The larger the picture size, the more memory that it will take on a computer or digital camera. The information below will help you understand the sizes...[more]

5 Steps to Making Your Own Light Box

Photographers love to have control over their light, and light boxes are one of their favorite tools. Light boxes or soft boxes are comprised of four parts: right, poles, box and diffusion. They allow you...[more]

Digital Cameras: When to Switch to Manual Focus

There is no right or wrong answer to the question of which is better: auto or manual focus? Both modes have their benefits, but here are a few situations where you would want to switch over...[more]

Importing Photos from Your Digital Camera to Aperture

You can import photos from your digital camera to Aperture, a photo software program by Apple. Before you begin, connect your camera to the computer and turn it on. Otherwise, you can put the memory...[more]

Digital Cameras: What Is Image Noise on Photos?

Image noise is an undesirable effect that is caused by the variation of brightness in a digital camera or scanner. It is much like the grainy image that may become present in an analogue camera. There are...[more]

How to Change the Color Mode on Digital Cameras

While some digital cameras differ, they all should have the ability to change color mode. This means that you can choose normal color mode, sepia or black and white. Different color settings are favorable with...[more]

Digital Cameras: 3 Types of Color Mode

While many digital cameras have variances on the color settings, most digital cameras have 3 different color modes. The description of each color mode is described below. 1. Normal Color While this can be tweaked...[more]

Digital Cameras: What is an AF Servo?

Some digital cameras have a function called AF Servo. This is an auto focus function that allows a photographer to keep a moving object automatically focused based on the camera's setting. This function is normally found on...[more]

What is Remote Capture on Digital Cameras?

Remote capture on digital cameras is achieved through specialized software. The camera is synced up to a computer, usually a lap top, through either a wire or wireless connection. When the synchronization is established, a user can...[more]

Digital Cameras: What is the AE Lock?

The AE lock on your digital camera is an abbreviation for auto exposure lock. Most photographers use auto exposure at some point to help them shoot fast. The AE lock offers them greater control over their images,...[more]

What to Look for in Photo Shop Training

There are essentially two ways to experience Adobe Photo Shop training. You can either take a course with an instructor or you can buy a book and learn it on your own. Each option has its...[more]

What Is the Buffer Feature on Digital Cameras?

Your memory buffer on your digital camera is one of the most least understood and most import features. It is the equivalent to a computer's RAM in that it determines how fast an image takes to go...[more]

Digital Cameras: What Is the Tonal Range of an Image?

In digital cameras, tonal range refers to the total number of tones possible in the image. Tone is the effect that light has on color. In black and white terms, tone is shades of gray. Since...[more]

When to Opt for High Dynamic Range on Digital Cameras

High dynamic range refers to how much variation in light your image can handle before it becomes underexposed or overexposed. On a digital camera, this is dependent upon two factors: the aperture and the ISO.ISO is...[more]

What Is the Anti Shake Feature on Digital Cameras?

Anti Shake is a new feature on digital cameras that allows users to shoot images at slow shutter speeds, without causing blurring when shooting hand held. An image needs light to be exposed.ISO, Aperture and Shutter...[more]

Are All Digital Cameras Equipped with Anti Blooming Photo Sensors?

Digital cameras work with photo sensors instead of film. These sensors read the light in images and translate them into pixels. Some digital cameras offer anti-blooming sensors, but not all do.BloomingBlooming is an effect caused by the...[more]

Digital Cameras: What is Bloom on Images?

Bloom images refers to a halo effect caused by extremely bright light in images. The effect is believed to be caused by the inability for lenses to focus perfectly. There is no way around bloom because...[more]

Digital Cameras: What Is an AF Assist Lamp?

You may have heard of AF Assist Lamps when talking about digital cameras, but not many people actually know what they are or what they do.  Many companies equip some of their digital cameras with a lamp,...[more]

Digital Cameras: What is Moire Pattern on Images?

A moire pattern is created when you take two grids and lay them upon each other at different angles. Originally, the word referred to fabric designs, but when we talk about it in an image, it's often...[more]

Digital Cameras: Understanding Histogram Feature

Pretty much all digital cameras you buy nowadays have a histogram feature. And, pretty much every consumer who buys one of these cameras has no idea what a histogram is, unless he's a professional. A histogram is...[more]

Digital Cameras: What is Auto Bracketing?

Bracketing in photography refers to when you take multiple shots of the same image frame at different exposures. Auto bracketing is when the camera automatically adjusts the exposure and takes several shots. There are mainly two reasons...[more]

Digital Cameras: Flash Output Explained

Digital Cameras all come with flashes to give you some extra help when you're in situations with low light. Flash output refers to how much light your flash will actually put out. The brighter the light,...[more]

Posting Other Users' Flickr Photos to Tumblr

Posting other users' Flickr photos onto your Tumblr blog is possible and legal. Here are a few ways to do it as well as the legal requirements of doing so.HTML LinksTumblr users can add pictures directly from...[more]

New Features in iPhoto 09

iPhoto 09 is the latest version of Apple's iPhoto program, a basic photo editing program that comes as part of the standard software on any new Mac computer. iPhoto 09 has several new features that set...[more]

Digital Cameras: Dynamic Range Explained

Dynamic range refers to the ratio between the minimum and maximum light intensities; the contrast between black and white. However, we rarely encounter true black or true white in our lives. Everything is somewhere in between...[more]

How to Delete All Facebook Photos at Once

Facebook photos are easy to share with the world. Mobile uploads. Cover photos. Profile pictures. Users can even create unlimited albums with up to two hundred photos in each one. And yet there may come a...[more]

How to Set Up a Webcam

Setting up a webcam can be a very easy with the right parts for installation and calibration. Depending on which webcam you get, you may have a few of cords and a software CD inside the packaging....[more]

Different Ways to Find iPhoto Support

iPhoto is a photography software program that comes standard on Macintosh computers and it offers iPhoto support. It's an excellent program for organizing photos, tagging people, creating slideshows and posting photos online. However, like all software...[more]

Viewing Flickr Photos in Google Earth

Viewing your Flickr photos in Google Earth has never been easier thanks to the development team at Google. One tool you will need is Google Earth; once downloaded and installed, you can begin. Practice with the program and you'll...[more]

Digital Camera Care: 3 Tools You Need to Clean Your Digital Camera

When photography is your livelihood, some digital camera care should be considered; extra gear is needed to keep your digital camera clean and functioning. With just a few simple tools, you can keep those expensive electronics functioning...[more]

How to Become a Certified Professional Photographer

Becoming a CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) takes a lot of work, dedication, practice and a plan. Go ahead and grab that new camera you got for the holidays; it's not only good practice, but coupled with...[more]

Making a Flickr Widget for Social Profiles

Widgets are a software service offered by Yahoo, the owner of Flickr. A Flickr widget allows you to access all your favorite things on the Internet from your desktop, without having to open your web browser. They...[more]

How to Choose a Color Scheme for Family Portraits

Family portraits are exciting. As photographers, it is our job to produce the highest quality work possible for our customers and that means that we need to do a little planning before the shoot. Having a...[more]

How to Direct Traffic to Your Flickr Photos

Flickr photo is one of the world's leading social media websites where users can share their photos with each other. For a photographer trying to break into the professional world, this site can offer a lot...[more]

3 Tips to Change a Lens Fast

When you change a lens, which happens frequently on shoots, you often find that work is halted until the new lens is up. If you want to avoid keeping everyone waiting awhile for the new lens to be...[more]

How to Use Camera Aperture to Ensure Deep Focus

Deep focus is also referred to as Depth of field. Depth of field is the range of focus in an image, it is dependent on the camera aperture. Because focus happens gradually in the depth of...[more]

How to Review a Photo After Taking It

A natural part of photography is photo review, and it should be a regular part of your photographic hobby or profession. The reason for this is because it allows you to develop your natural photographic instincts...[more]

Framing a Picture: The Rule of Thirds

One of the most common rules of framing a picture in photography, and other art forms, is the rule of thirds. It is typically one of the first things you learn when taking a formal photography course and is...[more]

Taking the Picture: Pressing Shutter Without Camera Movement

It can be frustrating to anticipate a great photo only to have your picture taking moment ruined by blurry photos. You can avoid some of the frustration and the blur by being purposeful when you press the...[more]

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