Digital Camera Operation Articles

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]

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]

How to Hold Your Camera Properly

Although it might seem that the way to hold a camera is the most basic of knowledge in photography, it's surprising how many people lack the know-how. It's not rocket science, but it sure can make a...[more]

How to Set Up Personal Security Cameras

There may be many reasons to install personal security cameras, such as property protection, monitoring or deterring criminal activity. Whatever the reason may be, it's important to know to set up personal security cameras to get...[more]

Advantages of Using Pre-Focus

Pre-focus is a term and technique practiced by professional photographers, and it is highly useful in action photography with lots of movement. If done right, you'll have an awesome shot. If done wrong, you'll either have...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: Flash Mode Symbols Explained

Digital camera instructions all use fancy symbols; some are pretty straight forward and others look like some ancient hieroglyphs. Taking time to research your cameras own symbols can be useful; if you do not have the...[more]

How to Use the Voice Recorder Memo on Digital Cameras

When out in the field creating photography with your digital cameras, leaving yourself reminders of why you took a photo a certain way can help during the editing process. Each camera out there has it's...[more]

When to Turn off the Red Eye Reduction Feature on Your Digital Camera

Red eye reduction works  by emitting a pre-flash before the main one to contract the subjects' pupils. This reduces the red eye problem, but does not eliminate it.Turning off Red Eye ReductionBecause of the nature of...[more]

How to Turn off the Red Eye Reduction Feature on Your Digital Camera

Red eye reduction works by emitting a pre-flash before the main one so that a subject's pupils become contracted and less light is bouncing out of them. This function does help red eye, but you don't...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Download a Video to Your Computer

Today's digital cameras can shoot video that's the same quality as a camcorder. Here are some general digital camera instructions that will help you download your videos from your camera to your computer, where you can upload...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Set up Date and Time

Please keep in mind that the digital camera instructions in this article are for general use and might not apply to your model.Usually when you first turn on your camera, you are promoted to set the time...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: Sharpness Explained

When you're thumbing through the digital camera instructions for your new toy, you'll often see the word sharpness. It plays a big role in photography, but what exactly is it? Well, let's first look at how its...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: Symbols on SET Button Explained

If you lost your digital camera's instructions, don't worry. This article will help you understand what the symbols on the function/ SET button are, and it will explain how to use them.SymbolsBox with a '+' and...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Change the Sharpness

As a photographer, you want the best looking image that is possible. Here are some basic digital camera instructions that will help you change your camera's sharpness, while still allowing you to continue taking great pictures.Sharpness SettingsYour...[more]

How to Turn on the Red Eye Reduction Feature on Your Digital Camera

Everyone has had their photography plagued by people in the pictures coming out with red eyes, but you no longer need to deal with it once you figure out how to turn on the red eye...[more]

Lens Filters: Neutral Density

The main purpose of a neutral density lens filter is to reduce the intensity of light. You might be wondering why would we add a lens filter to reduce the light when we could get the same...[more]

Lens Filters: Circular Polarizer vs Polarizer

A polarizer lens filter is something that every serious photographer should own. It is fairly easy to mount a polarizer onto a camera. It screws directly over the lens. The purpose of a polarized filter is to...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: Scene Mode Symbols Explained

Digital camera Instructions offer a wide range of scene modes to help you get the best pictures in special situations. Here's a brief explanation of them.BacklightThis mode is designed for situations where you have light coming...[more]

How to Use a Lens Filter on a Digital Camera

If you're serious about photography, then your kit should include lens filters. Lens filters help us gain an extra edge in our shots that we can't normally accomplish. Some examples are Neutral Density filters, which are...[more]

Cost Effectiveness of a WiFi Memory Card

Before you purchase a wifi memory card for your digital camera, it's important to consider the cost effectiveness. Optimally, a digital camera wifi memory card works by uploading your photos to your computer or photo service automatically....[more]

Pros and Cons of a WiFi Memory Card

If you are entertaining the idea of purchasing a wifi memory card for your digital camera, there are some pros and cons you should think about first. The purpose of a wifi memory card for your digital camera is...[more]

How to Use a WiFi Memory Card

A Wi-Fi memory card is designed to make uploading photos from your digital camera to your computer effortless. The current company with the largest Wi-Fi memory card market share is called Eye-Fi. The concept behind the card...[more]

How to Change a Lens on SLR Cameras

SLR cameras are used by professionals. One of the key differences between a professional and consumer camera is the ability to change lenses because lens have a great influence on your depth of field. Changing a lens...[more]

What F-Stop Should Be Used for Portraits

Digital cameras have auto features that can do many things for you, but as an aspiring photographer, you may want to experiment with different settings, such as an f-stop, to ensure that you get the best...[more]

Digital Camera Focus Mode: Face-Priority AF

Digital cameras come with lots of focus modes; you'll find yourself only using a few of them. One that almost every photographer, both amatuer and professional, will often use is face-priority auto focus. People are the...[more]

Digital Camera Focus Mode: Multi Area Focus

Most digital cameras come with a variety of focus modes that a user can easily use to quickly achieve the focus effect they desire. One of those functions is multi area function. It works by the the...[more]

Digital Camera Focus Mode: Single Area Focus

Most consumer digital cameras have multiple auto focus modes. Single Area Focus is one of them. What it does is recognize the object that is most prominent in the screen and it focuses on that. It...[more]

Using the My Colors Mode on Your Camera

One feature of digital cameras to be aware of is the my colors mode. Paying attention to and utilizing the my colors mode of your digital camera will give you some unique pictures that are entirely your...[more]

Camera Mode: High ISO

If you're new to the world of digital cameras, you might discover when you're playing around with your camera's mode, that raising the ISO makes the image brighter. But, after going out and shooting some pictures,...[more]

When Not to Use Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is a technique that has become common practice in modern photography, and is a useful tool for correcting exposure problems caused by the way that the internal light meters work in modern cameras.Understanding ExposureEssentially,...[more]

Digital Camera Settings to Capture Star Trails

In order to maximize your star trail photography, you need to know the correct digital camera settings to capture star trails.Before you set up your camera though, you need to first make sure you choose the...[more]

How to Use Camera Aperture to Narrow Depth-of-Field

Using the camera aperture setting on your camera, you can capture different focal points with your camera. The aperture determines where your camera sensor focuses on and where it takes its measurements from. Larger aperture (using a...[more]

The Effects of Camera ISO on Your Image

To understand digital camera ISO and what it does, it first helps to understand how film works. In the days before digital photography when everything was shot on film, you needed to select the specific film stock...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Use Thumbnail Display

Thumbnail displays create an quick and easy way for a digital camera user to navigate through the content on their camera. Here are some general digital camera instructions for working with thumbnail displays.Using Thumbnail DisplayWhen you switch your...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Set the Timer

When you are taking a picture with a digital camera, it is impossible to get in the picture yourself unless you learn the digital camera instructions for setting the timer on your digital camera.Step 1: Read InstructionsFirst...[more]

How to Change Your Digital Camera Lens

Knowing how to change your digital camera lens can make a world of difference in the level of your photography, and it is very easy to do.Step 1: Get the LensFirst, you are going to need to...[more]

Lens Filter Effects that Can Be Simulated Digitally

In the days before digital photography and computers, most photography effects had to be achieved in camera using lens filters. Digital photography has greatly changed the game making some lens filters obsolete. It makes sense to...[more]

Which Lens Filter Do You Need for Digital?

Lens filters have existed for as long as there has been film cameras. They were developed to perform specific functions like eliminating polarized light, reducing overall light without changing exposures, and correcting colors. The transition from...[more]

Digital Camera Instructions: How to Playback a Video Recorded

Every digital camera is different but if you lost your digital camera instructions, here's a quick guide that will help you playback a recorded video. Most consumer cameras have three settings for operation. Those are 'photo...[more]

How to Use Digital Cameras as a Webcam

If you don't happen to have a computer with a built in webcam or an external webcam, there is a way to rig digital cameras aswebcams. This does not work with all computers or all digital cameras....[more]

Selecting Types of Security Cameras

There are many reasons one might be in the market for security cameras, and there are several types to choose from. The type you choose will depend on the purpose and location of the intended security...[more]

Digital Camera Focus Mode: Spot Focus

Spot focus is a focus mode that can be achieved when shooting. However, the process of spot focus is tricky and time consuming to create. The effect can easily be reproduced in digital photo editing programs like...[more]

Digital Camera Focus Mode: Continuous Auto Focus

All digital cameras come with different focus modes. The most common mode used is continuous auto focus. Your camera will more than likely be set to this when you use it for the first time.Understanding Continuous...[more]

Flash Mode: Automatic

The flash mode on your camera is designed to give you some extra light. The reason you may need the extra light is because there is not enough light in the image to give it proper exposure....[more]

Flash Mode: Red-Eye Reduction

Everyone who has used a camera has experienced some of their photos being cursed with red eye. Fortunately, there is a flash mode designed to make red eye a problem of the past.  Using Red-Eye ReductionRed eye...[more]

Camera Mode: Timer

Your digital camera has different camera modes designed for special situations. Self timer mode is one of them. Almost everyone has experienced being a group photograph where the photographer sets up the timer, hits the shutter, runs...[more]

Camera Mode: Macro Mode

Every digital camera has camera modes which are special settings used for specialty photography. Macro mode, often represented by a flower, is used for extreme close up photography. What Macro mode does is it allows you to...[more]

Camera Mode: Landscape Mode

Landscape is a camera mode typically symbolized by a mountain symbol. The landscape mode works by automatically setting the camera's focus at infinity. This insures that you can take extremely wide shots of distant, breath taking vistas...[more]

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