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How to take photos of smoke effects

Want to get started with smoke photography? Learn how with this tutorial. All you need is a dSLR, tripod and flash unit.

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dSLR tips for professional-looking photos

Get more out of your dSLR camera with tips and techniques from CNET's The Fix. Find out how to choose a lens, shoot photos of fast-moving pets, and even take a picture by simply clapping your hands.

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DSLR tips for beginners: How to shoot better HD video

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.

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dSLR tips for beginners: how to use Aperture-priority mode

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.

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DSLR tips for beginners: how to use Shutter-priority mode

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.

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DSLR tips for beginners: How to use Program mode

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.

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How to process and edit raw files from your camera

New to photography? Learn how to process and edit raw images from your digital SLR for the best results.

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How to add Wi-Fi to your dSLR

Want to use an iPad to wirelessly control your dSLR or send shots straight to your smartphone for easy sharing on the go? Here's what you need to give you and your camera some freedom from wires.

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How to get sharp macro shots with focus stacking

Focus stacking is a technique that will give your macro shots much sharper focus. Here's how to get started with a dSLR.

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Your definitive dSLR guide

Over the next few weeks we'll show you how to do pretty much everything with your dSLR camera.

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How to use manual focus on your dSLR lens

Ditch autofocus for manual focus mode to get more precise control over your shots. Find out how to get started using manual focus, and which scenarios call for it.

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How to set up your dSLR for beginners

Just got your hands on your first digital SLR? Here are some tips to help set up your camera for beginner photographers.

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