In this video we learn how to use the Mirror Lock Up on the Canon 40D. First, press the shutter and lock up the mirror. Second, press down on the exposure. Do this with a remote if you have one or use the timer mode. To do this, turn it out of focus then turn it on two or ten second focus. Then your single press will open it up and then take the exposure so you don't have to press it twice. This should make your exposure turn out correctly, use this whenever you would like and enjoy taking pi...
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.
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.
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 ...
Looking for a video guide on how to adjust shutter priority settings on a Canon EOS Rebel XS (otherwise known as the 1000D)? You've come to the right place. This video guide offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to the tying process. For complete instructions, take a look!
This interactive Kodak EasyShare camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to setup the time and date for your pictures and videos. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you're going to need to know how to do this important step in maintaining and using your camera. Let Kodak teach you how. It's easy to set the time and date for great record keeping of your photos and videos, and is basically the same on all Kodak EasyShare digital cameras. Set date and time on a Kodak Ea...
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...
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.
Focusing has always been a problem with photographers, and even with today's digital cameras it's not easy. The most obvious problem is trying to accurately focus on the subject before exposure. Next, you have to choose the correct aperture size in relation to the depth of field, and make sure you're using the correct exposure. Then there's lens aberrations, where a certain ray of light does not converge to a single focal point in the desired image, resulting in some light leaking away from t...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean the rear LCD on a camera. Begin by dry cleaning using Giottos Rocket Blower and nylon fine brush. Users will also need a isopropyl rubbing alcohol and microfiber cloth. Users may also need gloves to protect their hands from the alcohol. Begin by blowing off any dust and brush it with the brush. Now users will be wet cleaning using the isopropyl alcohol and microfiber cloth. Users are advised to clean weekly. This video will benefit those view...
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.
You bought your Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera for its megapixels, but sometimes you don't want them all. This how-to video shows you how to manage them. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to set a SD600's image size and improve your pictures.
Learn how to set and use the Shutter Priority (S) function on a Panasonic G1 or GH1 camera. Learn how to set the auto mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to use the Shutter Priority mode on a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed i...
This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare-One digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare-One digital camera, take this instructional tour and learn how to set camera date & time, review pictures & videos, delete pictures & videos, protect pictures & videos, share pictures & videos, set picture quality, and set camera modes. Soon you will be an expert at operating your new Kodak Easy...
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to shoot a timelapse with a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
To help familiarize yourself with the Nikon COOLPIX S700 camera, here's a short video tutorial which offers descriptions of a few of the camera's coolest features, as well as tips for taking great pictures. Watch this helpful camera video to see how to take great pictures with a Nikon COOLPIX S700 camera.
Need some help figuring out how to turn on the aperture priority mode on your DSLR camera? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DSLR owner's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this guide.
Now that you've got your Nikon SB-900 professional-grade speedlight, make sure that you get the most out of it with this free photographer's guide, which will walk you through the flash unit's basic features and functionalities.
The Canon 60D is a very popular, powerful, and cheap camera for those looking to get into high-end digital photography. If you've got one and need some help on using it's many functions, check out this video for a tutorial on the many buttons and tools in your camera.
This interactive Kodak EasyShare camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to delete pictures and videos. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you're going to need to know how to do this important step in maintaining your camera. Let Kodak teach you how. It's easy to remove unwanted media and is basically the same on all Kodak EasyShare digital cameras. Delete pictures and videos on a Kodak EasyShare camera.
Learn how to format a SD memory card using a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to format a memory card when it's in a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.
Learn how to use rectilinear and curvilinear wide-angle lenses on your Canon EOS 7D, 5D, 550D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera. 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 wide-angle lenses on your Canon DSLR yourself, take a look.
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See how to manipulate exposure on the Canon EOS 5D MK II. This is a quick demonstration of how to get the Canon EOS 5D MK II in video mode to give you a wider aperture, even in bright light situations. This is a reliable and sound method of manipulating the aperture for recording videos on the Canon 5D Mark 2.
In order to get the Canon 5D Mark II production ready, you're going to need to invest in a few accessories to get you up to speed. Fortunately, this video from Mauro Media gives a great breakdown of how you can get your slick camera up and ready to go for any handheld doc, narrative, or ENG shoot.
The date and time stamp on a digital photo is great--if wanted there. This how-to video offers tips on using the time stamp on the Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to use the date and time stamp on a Canon SD600 camera.
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.
Using Canon's EOS Utility Timelapse program, you can automate a timelapse sequence for your Canon 5D or 7D. This helpful software takes the guesswork and the babysitting out of tediuos timelapse photography.
Using specific measurements and settings, this video details how to use a Canon 5D Mark II with a Steadicam Merlin. The Steadicam Merlin is a great, low-budget alternative to larger, more cumbersome Steadicam rigs, but it still gives you a steady, smooth image. Paired with the 5D and you've got a slick, professional looking video.
The Canon Powershot A560 is one of the cheaper digital cameras in the Canon digital camera range. Watch this video guide to learn how to use it.
Lady Gaga made an appearance at this year's CES to present what she claims to be "the camera of the future": a pair of photo and video capturing sunglasses, designed by Gaga for Polaroid. Though more of a novelty gadget than a useful camera, the GL20 camera glasses could potentially turn your face into a real life facebook feed.
Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to show off your latest snapshots, straight from your PowerShot SD600 to your TV. Connecting your Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera to your television is easy using the tips in this helpful how-to video.
If you own a digital camera then here is a fun way to take infrared pictures. With a homemade filter that takes minutes to make, turn your digital camera into one that can take infrared photos easy and effectively.
Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D3. This Nikon D3 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the highlighting features, the taking pictures in mode P, the playback and deletion, the ISO sensitivity, the auto ISO sensitivity control, choosing ISO sensitivity, continuous high speed release mode, AF-area focus mode, choosing a focus point, taking pictures in live view, live view set up, live view hand held, live view tripod, active...
Want perfect color from your Nikon digital SLR? Then get familiar with setting something called the 'white balance' for better pictures. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to control the white balance on your Nikon D80, and your pictures will immediately improve.
One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at night using, for example, a Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
The new Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera uses a powerful lithium-ion battery called the Canon LP-E6. You can manage your battery's capabilities with the battery display in your camera. See how in this video.
Ever wanted to take the perfect digital picture of a friend or loved one, only to have it ruined by some unforeseen technical problem? This tutorial offers a walkthrough for using the portrait mode on your digital camera. Take a look.
See how to remove dust and smudges by cleaning the digital image sensor on the Fuji S3 SLR camera. It's super simple and you just need some sensor swabs for cleaning that sensor.
Learn how to set white balance values when using a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Learn how to set the auto mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to do white balancing on a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed instructions, wat...