These are the steps required to set your D80's pop-up flash. First, go to the "Custom Shooting Menu." Then you choose #22 on the screen: "Built in Flash." Choose the "Commander Mode" option. The modes that are available for the pop-up flash include TTL, AA (Auto Aperture) M (Manual) and Off (no flash). If you are using an external flash unit, you use either group A or B. The light frequencies and proper settings are related to how much light compensation is needed. +3. 0 is high power, 1. 1 i...
When the camera has trouble auto focusing the first step to take is to clean the contacts on the lens. If it continues then the contacts on the camera may need cleaning. When you clean the contacts in the camera you have to be extremely careful because they are inside the shutter chamber and there are a lot of small parts that can be easily broken in there. Face the camera down at all times during the cleaning procedure. Take the battery out of the camera and remove the lens. Put the rear cap...
It is a tutorial that explains the basic guidelines of Nikon D40 and D40x cameras. This enables everyone to take photographs successfully and prepare the camera for use. Attach the lens of the camera by rotating towards the right; make sure that no dust gets into the camera. Then remove the protective cap from lens and align the white dot on the lens with the white dot on the camera's body. Turn to the left until it clicks in to place. First, we must charge the camera's battery; when the LED ...
This fantastic, in-depth video dives into the gray card in probably every imaginable way that you could think using the Nikon D3 . Going over various different lighting it can be used for, custom white balance for preset manual, gray source point for white balance correction, accurate exposure in spot metering mode, and adjusting the camera's LCD display brightness, on top of a ton of information!
In this Electronics video you will see how to set up the Pocketwizard with a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. When you use Pocketwizard as a master to trigger the flash, the remote flashes for a working distance of 1600 feet as against 33 feet. First attach a Pocketwizard unit to the flash by using the Velcro stickers. Plug in the cable supplied with the Pocketwizard in the ‘Flash’ slot. Open the rubber door on SB-800 and plug in the other end of the cord into ‘sync’. Turn it ON. When the connection ...
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to tweak your Nikon digital SLR's shooting modes to determine what happens when you press the shutter button. Changing the shooting mode on your Nikon D80 can help improve your pictures.
Demonstration video of the features of the Sony DSC W80. This is a simple to use, pocket sized digital camera.
Many filmmakers are going old school for sound recording with the Canon 5D Mark II. Double system, previously thought to be a thing of the past with modern XLR inputs, has become a necessity with the 5D's 1/8" input.
In this video, it is demonstrated how to get rid of a "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR camera. The solution is fairly simple and quick to do. First you will want to turn your camera on to where you see the "FEE" error message on the LCD screen. Next, you will set the camera's aperture ring to the highest number available. After this, the last step is to lock the aperture ring by using the switch. After doing this step, your camera should return back to normal working order and the "FEE" er...
Get wide-angle and fish-eye effect for about $5 with this DIY lens attachment. Expands your camera's viewing angle up to 200 degrees. Great for tight-quarters indoor shots, stunning landscapes, and funny fish-eye photos. Amazing results. For use on photo and video cameras.
You can easily share and transport your photo and videos on the Canon EOS 7D by using the wireless file transmission option. See exactly how sharing and downloading your files to computers and other devices works in this video. When the digital SLR camera is combined with the WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter, transmitting is easy.
Family photos, concert pics, and general events. All valid reasons for a wireless remote control for your Canon 5D Mark II. This tutorial details great, cheap options for use with your DSLR so you can mount your camera wherever you want and control it from wherever you want.
Bruce Dorn from Canon breaks down the exposure and Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D Mark II. His explanations are especially helpful as he gives certain shooting scenarios in which tweaking these settings will improve your overall image quality.
You can use the Canon EOS 7D to shoot digital video at a variety of frame rates and resolutions up to full HD. In this video, see the basics of movie mode and how to use it. This is the best digital SLR camera to film video with.
Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using zoom and telephoto lenses on your own Canon digital camera, take a look.
Tony Reale from Creative Edge Productions shows you how to use your laptop as an on-set monitor using the Canon EOS Utility software. Not only can you monitor your shots, but you can change focus, f-stop, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. The feed is a little choppy, but it's a great and inexpensive fix in a pinch.
Looking for a quick guide on how to use the manual mode on your Canon t2i, 5D or 7D? It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Want to know the best way to take close-up, highly-detailed pictures of small objects? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started taking macro shots on your own Canon 550D, Rebel T2i, 5D or 7D DSLR, take a look.
In this video, learn how to set-up a Canon EOS 7D camera for slow motion. Learn about the settings you need to use to prepare to shoot in one of the high speed modes. To see more of the videos on this subject, check out the parts below, especially on processing the slow motion film.
In video shooting, it's always best to select manual focusing on the Canon OES 7D digital SLR camera. If you need to adjust focus during filming, then you can manually refocus when needed, but there are also powerful autofocus options available. Watch this to see how to change the movie mode settings for your needs.
Many have complained about overheating on the Nikon SB-900 flash. Fortunately this series of videos demonstrates what you can do to prevent this from happening.
The Canon EOS 7D digital SLR is the first Canon EOS camera that can trigger off-camera Speedlites with the cameras build in flash. The integrated Speedlite transmitter is fully compatible with the Wireless E-TTL Flash System. See exactly how all this works and how to use your flash functions.
Here's a creative control that let's you decide what will be in focus when shooting with your Nikon digital SLR. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to use Aperture Priority Mode on your Nikon D80 camera.
In this video, the Canon EOS 7D is explored and prepped to shoot extremely high quality video. This video goes over how to set-up the camera to attain the flattest image for later grading & editing. Capture professional looking digital video, with tips and tricks revealed here.
Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D90. This Nikon D90 video tutorial demonstrates how to attach the camera strap, use basic features and use the different shooting modes (auto mode, flash photography, scene modes, P, S, A, and M modes, and adjusting settings). Use this Nikon D90 tutorial to familiarize yourself with your new digital camera. Operate the Nikon D90 digital camera.
If you already own a Canon High-def digital SLR, you can set it up as a virtual webcam. This will allow you to record video podcasts or chat on Skype. You'll also need the CamTwist software and the Canon EOS utility (available from your install CD).
Nikon's D700 digital camera provides FX-format performance combined with superior mobility and functional versatility. Check out this extremely helpful Flash video tutorial on how to operate your Nikon D700 digital camera to its maximum potential. You will learn all about taking photo portraits, moving subjects, small subjects, landscapes, taking photographs under low light, flash photography, and using the picture controls. Also, learn about the ISO sensitivity, continous release modes, the ...
There's a new LCD viewfinder on the Canon EOS 7D, and in this video, you get to see all about it. See how you can change your viewfinder options on this digital SLR camera with ease. You can display almost any information you want.
See how to clean the Nikon D40 SLR image sensor in this video. This is a method of the briefest laundry which used the Pentax O-ICK1 Image Sensor Cleaning Kit.
This is an excellent video showing you how to open up the dynamic range of your Canon DSLR camera in order to see into the highlights and shadows better. By giving you a flatter image, you have more ability to manipulate the image in post-production, having lost less available information.
This online manual shows you all of the ins and outs of the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera. The guide covers: handling the camera, shooting modes, ISO speed, AF modes, Drive modes, image quality, highlight tone priority, picture styles, white balance, and live view mode
The autofocus functions showing up on new DSLR cameras are quite useful if you know how to use them. The Nikon D3100 is no exception, and this video will teach you about the different auto-focus modes and which ones you should use to make your pictures look as good as easily as possible.
This video demonstrates how to use a Nikon SD-80 Battery Pack with a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight. The first step is to identify the different power adaptors on the ends of the cable leading to the battery pack. This pack is powered with AA batteries. Remove the outlet plate on the SD-80 and insert the power cable into the SB-800 Speedlight. Then attach the communication cord to the Speedlight. Now place the Speedlight in the hotshoe of the Nikon camera and let the battery pack dangle or attach it...
In this video, Paige Williams shows you how to use a mini DV camcorder, how to troubleshoot it, and how to watch your recordings on tv.
Got a Canon Powershot whose resolution or functions are not cutting it for you? Then amp up its abilities - without flat out buying a new camera - by checking out this digital camera hack video. By modifying the camera's firmware you'll be able to add games as well as a manual mode for ultimate control of how you produce your images.
As if Samsung's Galaxy series isn't already ruling the smartphone and tablet world, they've now moved on to digital point-and-shoots with their new Samsung Galaxy Camera. The smartphone/tablet/camera hybrid comes equipped with a 16-megapixel image sensor and a touchscreen equivalent to that of the Galaxy S3's size. Not only can you instantly upload photos and 1080p video to the social media of your choice, you can also surf the web and download apps from Google Play as you would any other And...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a digital camera as a webcam on Skype. Users will need the AV cable and a USB capture device. Begin by connecting the AV cable to the USB capture device. Plug the cable to your computer and your digital camera. Users will need to download and install the Debut Video Recording software. Open the program and click on Device. Users may have to go to Options and configure the settings. On Skype, right-click the person you want to call and select Sh...
Did you know that you can unlock many hidden features and tweak several hidden options by installing a CHDK or Canon Hack Development Kit onto your Canon camera? This walkthrough will give you some insight into the different benefits of the CHDK and how to unlock your camera by installing it.
Most DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II come with pre-programmed white balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent. But what do you do when you're in a mixed lighting situation and you want to balance between exterior daylight and interior tungsten light? If you set it to daylight, your tungsten light will be too orange. If you set it to tungsten, your exterior light will be too blue. The solution: set a custom white balance to balance the disparate lighting situations.
Your Nikon digital SLR has several ways to get the right exposure. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to select the right metering method. Metering the right way on your Nikon D80 camera can make a big difference in your photos.