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.
White balance is vital for well composed and colored photos. Here's how to adjust the white balance on the Canon EOS digital camera, demonstrated with an Expodisc.
The Canon IXUS 70 is a handy, pocket sized digital camera. This short video gives you a run through of its main features. It will help you get to know the camera if you have recently bought one.
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...
Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin!
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.
Watch this video to learn a clever trick for turning the standard neck strap from your Canon DSLR into a hand/ shoulder strap. Carry your camera more comfortably once you've seen this video and put the knowledge you gain to use.
The Niknon D7000 is a hot new camera, and figuring out how to use it fast after you get it is key to getting the most out of it. This two-part series will show you how all of the buttons, menus, and other functions come together and how to set up the camera for ideal shooting.
The Nikon D3100 is not the simplest camera in the world, and being able to use it's menu system effectively will help you use your photography time much more efficiently. This video will show you how the menu system works and how you can use it as well as possible.
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.
The flash is one of the most useful camera accessories you can have, but they also have a tendency to ruin perfectly good pictures, especially with digital cameras. This video will show you how to take shots with great depth and dimension even with a digital camera and flash by setting the flash length manually.
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.
Export your video to share on Vimeo with iMovie. This video shows the different steps involved in exporting video, including setting the video width & height, bit rate, frame rate, audio settings, and saving to a file ready for upload.
Add transitions and effects with iMovie. Effects and transitions can really influence the mood of your video. This informative and lighthearted tutorial shows the overall procedure, including the editing environment, effect preview, and suggested basic transitions to use.
In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to get the most out of a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II when shooting video.
New to shooting video with a DSLR? In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to work with different lenses when using a DSLR like the a Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II.
Buy a DSLR just for the video? You're not alone. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to set up a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II for shooting video.
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.
DSLRs are great for shooting stunning, high-definition video. What they're not great for is recording (or monitoring) sound. This video from Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo will teach you how to tackle sound recording when shooting a movie with a DSLR like the Canon T2i, 7D or 5D Mark II.
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!
If you want to engage in macro photography and can't afford a close-up lens, you may be in luck. By using a "G" lens (that is, a lens that does not have a built-in aperture ring) it is possible to reverse the lens and take close-up shots with your camera, without having to buy any additional equipment.
Photograph the moon using only a camera with a telephoto zoom or prime lens, following the steps in this informative video tutorial. No tripod needed! The simple steps with simple information with this video shows you how to photograph the moon in all its forms, whether half, full, crescent or lunar eclipse.
LCD screens are great to have on your digital cameras or other devices until they break. DOH! Don't pay tons of money to fix it when you can do it yourself after watching this video. It will show you how to replace the LCD screen on a Nikon Coolpix L18 or I20, getting your camera back up and running on the cheap.
If you like to use your Nikon Coolpix S200 outdoors or in dirty places, you may have encountered this problem. If dirt, sand, or other particles get in your lens they can prevent it from opening, and thus prevent you from taking pictures. Watch this video for a guide to cleaning the lens and repairing the problem.
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...
If the exposure for your camera is just a tiny bit off, the skin tone for your shots will be terribly off. You can use an 18% grey card to determine correct exposure, which is useful for setups when you are doing self-portraits or similar projects.
The DVFilm plugin for Sony Vegas 9 Pro called 'Epic 1' is sometimes not quite what you want for your progam, but it can be difficult to make go away entirely if you decide you don't want it. This tutorial shows you how to permanently get rid of it.
If you want high noise and lots of light for an extremely washed out look for your photographs, you can increase the ISO on your digital SLR camera by going into manual mode and adjusting the settings on your camera from there.
Go through a six-step checklist to cover shutter settings, white balance, setting your ISO (depending on indoors or outdoors), choosing a good picture style, picking an appropriate shutter speed and lastly, check your focus! Now that you've gone through this checklist, you are ready to start shooting!
Turn your digital footage into something that looks more like film! Set your frame rate to 24 and shoot with a low depth of field to mimic the look of a film camera. Also make sure you pick the right aspect ratio, resolution and use a tripod!
Watch this photography tutorial to learn how to use the existing light to keep your subject from being overpowered by the flash. Taking better pictures using existing light instead of flash is easy with the tips in this how-to video.
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to change the settings—say, for your background image—in your Canon PowerShot SD600. Customizing your SD600 digital camera is easy using the tips in this how-to video.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to tell the difference between optical and digital zoom when shopping for a digital camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.
For some digital photographers, there is a noted compatibility issue when trying to use a lens which lacks a built-in or internal auto focusing motor. This tutorial shows you a few easy fixes you can use to alleviate this probem for your onw DSLR.
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).
Some models of Nikon camera may experience an issue where light leaks through a distance panel and onto the images during a long exposure in extremely bright environments. This short tutorial explains how to tell if you might have a camera susceptible to light leak, and how to fix it if you do.
A non-CPU lens is one which does not have contacts on the rear mount, meaning it communicates with the rest of the camera solely through the aperture. This tutorial shows you how to set up the lens data for your camera, so you can get the most out of your non-CPU lens.
A camera's lens can be plagued with dust particles over time, and without a proper cleaning, your photographs will need a digital manicure before they'll please the eye. If you don't want to turn to Photoshop, then a little lens maintenance will do your photos good. Cleaning a camera lens is as easy as using a a few strips of Scotch or Sellotape, which are cellulose-based, translucent tapes.
In this amazingly in-depth tutorial video they go into great detail on all of the methods of using GND glass filters, along with it's general purpose is and what it can do for you! For those not in the know, GND filters are glass lens attachments that come in graduated varying tints of grays and colors!
In these great, in depth videos, you'll learn how to process and finalize your RAW files in Nikon's picture capture program: Capture NX2. Over 40 minutes worth of material ranging from how to set up the process all the way down to the actually finalization. Definitely worth a watch for any camera nut!