Take the leap: There actually are occasions when using Manual can be easier than automatic.
Before you press the video record button on your digital SLR, read these tips for making movies your friends and family will want to watch.
Turn to the big A (or Av) on your camera's mode dial when you want to control background blur and don't care about much else. Here's some guidance on how to use Aperture-priority.
Your dSLR's (or ILC's or enthusiast compact's) Shutter-priority mode is perfect when you care about shutter speed beyond all else. Here's what you need to know to use it.
Ready to bust out of Auto-mode prison? Switching to Program mode is a good first step. Here's a guide on how to get started.
Just got your hands on your first digital SLR? Here are some tips to help set up your camera for beginner photographers.
Just got your hands on a brand new digital SLR? Here are some tips to help set up your camera for first-timers.
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Make beautiful music with Moog's pitch-corrected Theremini, a theremin that helps you learn without sounding like an angry cat.
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.