Hot Digital Cameras How-Tos

How To: Clean a camera lens with cellulose tape (Scotch or Sellotape)

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.

How To: Use the manual shooting mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1

Learn how to set and shoot with the full manual 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 use the cameras' manual (M) shooting modes. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.

How To: Shoot HD video on a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing everything from basic camera handling and lens selection to exposure and white balancing options. For more information, and to get started shooting cinematic, high-definition digital video on your own Canon 7D or T2i (550D),...

How To: Clean the rear LCD on a DSLR

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...

How To: Use the Nikon SB-400

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how learn about the Nikon SB-400. The Nikon SB-400 is consumer grade speedlight that is designed for a consumer DSLR (D40/D60). It also has a lot of limitations that prevent you from having the full control of the speedlight such as, no ability to rotate the flash head for better bouncing performance and no rear controls with a big LCD. It only has a rear on/off switch, flash ready lamp and lock switch. This video will benefit those viewers who are intere...

How To: Manually adjust the zoom position on the Nikon SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to manually adjust the zoom position on the Nikon SB-900 with the diffuse dome attached. This is called the dome trick. It is not documented in the SB-900 user’s manual. The manual states when the diffuse dome is attached to the flash head, it gives a fixed zoom position of 14mm. However, if you attach the diffuse dome upside down, you can adjust the zoom position manually. The video then demonstrates changing of zoom position aft...

How To: Set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D

This video shows how to set a custom white balance with a Canon 40D camera. Whether you have fluorescent, yellow tungsten, or camera white light, you will still get a good picture with the custom white balance. The video shows pictures taken with the different lighting and different vibrant colors without the custom white balance that come out pretty good. Then a picture is taken of a white paper towel or something pure white. Then the custom white balance is set by going to the menu, white b...

How To: Set a custom white balance on the Canon 5D Mark II

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.

How To: Operate the Nikon D90 Digital Camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Richard Berry to learn how to operate the Nikon D90. This Nikon D90 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the control dial (auto mode, scene modes, program [P], shutter priority [S], aperture priority [A], and manual [M]); read the display and viewfinder; adjust the aperture, shutter speed, focus, spot meter, matrix, exposure compensation, etc.; use the back command dial; and more. Use this Nikon D90 tutorial to familiarize yourself with your ...

How To: Operate the Nikon D80 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D80. This Nikon D80 video tutorial demonstrates how to use different solutions for various shooting situations, search from control panel, search from viewfinder, use the caerma body: front, top, back, maulti selector and mode dial, attach a lens, insert the battery, set the time and date, insert a memory card, format a memory card, adjust the viewfinder focus, use different shooting modes suc...

How To: Delete pictures and videos on a Kodak EasyShare 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.

How To: Operate the Kodak EasyShare Z710 Zoom digital camera

This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare Z710 Zoom digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare Z710 Zoom 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, set flash & exposure, crop pictures, and set camera modes. Soon you w...

How To: Operate the Kodak EasyShare C340 Zoom digital camera

This interactive Kodak digital camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to fully familiarize yourself with the Kodak EasyShare C340 Zoom digital camera. If you just purchased a Kodak EasyShare C340 Zoom digital camera, take this instructional tour and learn how to set camera date & time, set picture quality, review pictures & videos, delete pictures & videos, protect pictures & videos, share pictures & videos, set camera scene modes, set flash & exposure, albuming, and use the c...

How To: Make a homemade underwater camera enclosure

Check out this PopSci 5-Minute Project. This video gives you the lowdown on how to make your very own homemade underwater camera. Shooting underwater is something every photographer should try out. Unless you have a real underwater camera enclosure or an actual waterproof camera, this is what you're going to have to build. Get some condoms, scissors, desiccant packet, paper towel roll, and Krazy Glue. Then, watch this tutorial to see how to protect your camera lens and film or memory card fro...

How To: Use a Canon EOS 40D camera

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

How To: Root Your Samsung Galaxy Camera with CF AutoRoot

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...