Better Pictures . . .
Making Better Pictures
Scanning Prints and Transparencies
Buying a Desktop Scanner, by Kim Brady
Resolution (PDF) - DPI to LPI, By Brian Lawler © Brian Lawler, all rights reserved. Article NOT included in IR content licenses.
Pixels, Dots, and Inches: How Big Can I Print It, by Dave Etchells
How to determine the correct file size to print a photograph.
Scanning Old Prints, By Mike Pasini
The advantages (and some tips) to using an Obsolete Scanner on black-and-white prints.
Image Editing Techniques
Image Editing in Order, By Mike Pasini
Just like a well-rehearsed play, your image editing must be done one act at a time.
Masking for Fun and Profit, By Dave Etchells
Cloning Around, By Dave Etchells
A Sharper Image, By Dave Etchells

Histograms and the Flu, By Mike Pasini
How to use histograms to enhance brightness and contrast and color correct your images.

The Trouble with Normal, By Mike Pasini
An in-depth look at the "Blend" mode and how you can use this important image editing tool to create multiple effects.
Adding Depth With Anaglyphs, By Mike Pasini
How to turn your favorite digital photo into a 3-D shot.
Making Panoramas, (PDF) By Brian Lawler © Brian Lawler, all rights reserved. Article NOT included in IR content licenses.
Color to Black & White, (PDF) By Brian Lawler © Brian Lawler, all rights reserved. Article NOT included in IR content licenses.
Dot Gain, (PDF) By Brian Lawler © Brian Lawler, all rights reserved. Article NOT included in IR content licenses.
RBG-CMYK Color Separation, (PDF) By Brian Lawler © Brian Lawler, all rights reserved. Article NOT included in IR content licenses.
Printers and Printing
Finding the Right Digital Printer, By Kim Brady
Pixels, Dots, and Inches: How Big Can I Print It, By Dave Etchells
How to determine the correct file size to print a photograph.
Aspect Ratios for ... Ventriloquists, By Mike Pasini
How to match your digital images to standard photo print sizes.

 

 

 

 

Taking Better Pictures
Image Composition
Use Your Thumb! By Mike Pasini
Optical zoom vs. digital zoom and the importance of using them both!
Seeing the World Through One Eye, By Mike Pasini
Learn to adapt your visual perspective from three dimensions to two.
Digital Camera Operation
Who Set Harry on Auto Flash? By Mike Pasini
Learn to control the power of your thunderbolt: a brief overview of on-camera flash.
Have Your 'Best Shot' Taken, By Mike Pasini
How some new digicams are making ordinary photographers look like pros and delivering really sharp images!
Diopters, By Mike Pasini
The secret to clearer vision through the viewfinder.
Get a Grip, By Mike Pasini
The first lesson to learn when taking pictures is how to hold the camera.
Rock Steady Without a Tripod, By Mike Pasini
A few tricks to help keep your camera still when you press the shutter button.
The Half-Pressed Button, By Mike Pasini
A half-pressed shutter button can help capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
For More Information on Caring For a Digital Camera, Click Here
Metering and Exposures
Getting Your Priorities Straight, By Mike Pasini
How to choose between aperture priority and shutter priority to get the best shot.
EV Compensation You Can Use, By Mike Pasini
When to tell your camera to overexpose an image, and when you should ask it to underexpose.
Meter Reading False Friends, By Mike Pasini
Some scenes will trick your camera into giving false exposure readings. That's when EV compensation comes to the rescue
Make a Wish, By Mike Pasini
The secret to photographing birthday candles in the dark.
Shooting a Dandelion Without Blowing It, By Mike Pasini
How to successfully photograph a sunlit flower against a dark background.
Point and Shoot? Not Always, By Mike Pasini
Work around those specular highlights to get a more accurate light meter reading.
Flash Photography
Who Set Harry on Auto Flash? By Mike Pasini
Learn to control the power of your thunderbolt: a brief overview of on-camera flash.
Two-Fisted Flash, By Mike Pasini
The benefits of using off-camera flash with a digital camera.
Photographing Special Subjects
Snapping Shady Characters, By Mike Pasini
Pick the shade, not the sun, to capture those summertime group portraits.
Let There Be Light, By Mike Pasini
Turn your automatic flash off and let the sun brighten up your indoor shots.
Pan for Gold, By Mike Pasini
Capture those Olympic moments by following the action with your camera.
A Star-spangled Paparazzo, By Mike Pasini
Photographing rising stars and starlets in middle school theatrical productions.
Macrophotography -- Small Is Beautiful, By Mike Pasini
How to use your digicam's macro mode to appreciate the little things.
Dress Appropriately, By Mike Pasini
A true story about the photojournalistic benefits of blending into the scenery.
Title Shots, By Mike Pasini
Forget the notepad and pencil, use your digicam to record information about the objects you photograph.
Digital Camera Astrophotography, By Bret McKee
Landscape Photography with a Digital Camera, By David Halpern

 













Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate