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What is a Gorillapod Tripod?

A Gorillapod tripod is a device used by many photographers to stabilize their cameras. They are different than the traditional tripod. With these types of tripods, getting the perfect shot is easy regardless of the...[more]

5 Essential Items for Your Wedding Photography Kit

Anyone interested in making money from wedding photography will need to ensure they prepare a photography kit, and take it with them everywhere they go. Knowing what to pack in your kit can be confusing....[more]

Ideas for Framing Posters

Posters and pictures are the best ways to create fond memories, and here are some ideas for framing posters.  These ideas can be used for framing small, medium as well as large posters.  Buy a...[more]

Ordering Prints from Your Camera's Memory Card In Store

Digital cameras are very convenient, however, this doesn't mean that you won't ever want to order prints from your camera. Digital cameras mean that you don't need to waste any film when taking lots of...[more]

How to Fix Muddy Looking Prints from Your Printer

Muddy looking prints is a very common problem when printing your photographs using your photo quality inkjet printer. If you are experiencing this problem, then you will want to find out how to fix it...[more]

Do all Picture Frames in a Room Have To Match?

If part of the decor in your home entails picture frames, you may wonder if they should all match or if it's best to mix it up some. While the bottom line is certainly a...[more]

Travel Photography: How To Keep your Equipment Safe

If you're engaging in travel photography, keeping your camera and lenses safe and secure is one of the most pressing concerns. Whether you're traveling by land, sea or air, it's vital that you make sure...[more]

5 Ideas for a Jewelry Photography Kit

There are a lot of tricks you'll pick up on your way to being a professional jewelry photographer. Here are 5 ideas to help you build a photography kit that will enable you to take...[more]

Putting Together a Beginners Photography Kit

A photography kit is essential for anyone serious about the craft. Think of your kit as your tool box. It should be small and easy to transport, while full of the equipment you need to...[more]

How to Keep a Lightweight Tripod Stable

When you have a lightweight tripod, you will find that there are a lot of benefits to it. However, you will also find that there are some obstacles that you will have to overcome. One...[more]

2 Tripod Handle Types and Their Benefits

Most camera tripods come with handles. The tripod handles either control the pan or tilt. Some tripods come with two handles to give you greater control of both at the same time. Ultimately what gives...[more]

Transforming Your Camera Tripod for Binocular Use

If you have an extra tripod at home, and you want to convert it into a binocular tripod, then you should be able to do this without too much trouble. Binocular tripod accessories can be...[more]

4 Quick Camera Tripod Setup Tips

Setting up a camera tripod looks easy, but as many professional photographers can testify, it is not. Tripods are usually fold-up, so while setting them up, you have to take a great deal of time...[more]

Features to Consider When Buying a Travel Tripod

When you are looking to purchase a travel tripod, there are several things that you will need to keep in mind to make sure that you are getting one that works for you. Remember that...[more]

Pros and Cons of a Laser Photo Printer

Laser photo printers are great for printing high quality images with graphics in small businesses or homes. They are also usually faster than other printers, though the speed is dependent of the intensity of the...[more]

Tripod Decisions: With or Without Center Post?

A tripod is a handy tool to have when it comes to taking photographs. You don't have to be a professional photographer to benefit from a tripod. There are several options available when it comes...[more]

How a Ball Head Tripod Works

A ball head tripod is a type of tripod that is preferred by many photographers and videographers alike. You will find that there are several different pros to this type of tripod that keep it...[more]

Professional Tripod: What's the Difference?

When you are considering purchasing a new tripod for your camera, you may find yourself wondering what the difference is between a professional tripod and other, cheaper models. Since a tripod is an important component...[more]

Considering the Stability vs Compact Tripod Dilemma

A compact tripod has a number of benefits because it's much smaller than other tripods. This means that it can be packed into small spaces without needing to bulk out your luggage. Lots of these...[more]

Advantages of a Dye Photo Printer

There are lots of brand and types of printers out there, and with the popularity of digital cameras, more people are opting for a dye photo printer. These printers have been around for years, but...[more]

How to Use a Tripod Collar on a Lens

If you have a camera with a very heavy lens, making it nose-heavy, then you may find that a tripod collar will help you to stabilize the device while you take a shot. Tripod collars...[more]

Pros and Cons of a Tripod Clamp

A tripod clamp is often used to keep the camera attached to the tripod plate, and prevent it from shifting around during use. The tripod clamp comes in many varieties, depending upon the type of...[more]

Using a Camera Grip with Tripod

If you want to use a camera grip, tripod installation can ensure that the camera remains completely stable, no matter what happens. You can combine a camera grip with a tripod easily when you are...[more]

Materials that Make for a Light Weight Tripod

If you are carrying a camera and accessories for long distances, or if you dread transporting a tripod, then you should look at getting a light weight tripod. These are not any different from the...[more]

How to Use an All-in-One Photo Printer

Photo all-in-one printers are great because you can use the printer for your everyday needs as well as your photo printing. All-in-one printers are usually very feature-rich and can be a bit intimidating. Using an all-in-one...[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Judging Quality of Slide Scanning Services Results

When determining the relative value of various slide scanning services, it will be important to be able to judge the image quality that is being produced by different services. One service may be significantly cheaper...[more]

Choosing Equipment or Services for Digitizing Slides

If you are faced with the challenge of digitizing slides, you will need to be aware of the different types of services and equipment that you will have to choose between. There are a number...[more]

Advantages and Disadvantages of a 4x6 Photo Scanner

Whether you are considering purchasing a new photo scanner or are simply trying to determine which scanner you will use for a given job, you will have to decide whether to go with a 4x6...[more]

Setting Up on an Uneven Tripod Site

The primary purpose of a tripod is to keep a camera steady and level; sometimes it's easy to accomplish this goal because the site is flat. Other times are more challenging because you need to...[more]

How to Compare Photo Printers by Feature

When you try to compare photo printers, you can be faced with a daunting task. There are so many printers available, and they all seem to offer the same features. However, if you know what to look...[more]

Scanning a Film Negative With Standard Scanners

If you have a slide or a film negative that you want to convert into a digital image, you should consider the option of using a standard scanner to do the job. Many people do...[more]

Scanner Repair: Replacing Lids

Sometimes it may seem as if a scanner repair will be complicated. More than not, it may be a simple repair that will take a few minutes. Replacing a scanner lid is one of those...[more]

Don't Have a Computer? Photo Printer Solutions

Not every digital picture has to be printed from a computer photo printer. Sometimes it can seem like your pictures are trapped on your camera if you don't have a computer. However, as long as...[more]

How to Make a Mobile Photo Printer Case

So you booked a last minute gig that is going to pay great. You need to bring your mobile photo printer with you, but don't have a case to put it in. Here's how you...[more]

4 Professional Photo Scan Service Techniques

If you decide to send your photos to a professional photo scan service to have them scanned, you may be interested in knowing some of the techniques they use to create high quality scans. In...[more]

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