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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.

From making sense of settings to finding the perfect exposure. We'll break it all down for you. Josh Miller/CNET

Don't even think about using your dSLR again until you've read through each and every link at the bottom of this post. OK, you don't have to do that, but that doesn't mean these posts aren't essential for getting the most our of your camera.

For the next few weeks, we'll cover pretty much everything about using a dSLR camera. From how to get a cheap one, to using it for the first time, to the intricacies of photo stacking. We'll be delving deep. Way deep.

Whenever there's a new DSLR How-To post, you'll see it below.

If you lived 100 years, you'd probably still never know all there is about dSLRs, but thanks to CNET's resident dSLR experts, maybe you can come close in just a few weeks.

Light painting with robot vacuum cleaners

How to get a blurred background from your dSLR's kit lens

How to use Manual mode

How to take photos of smoke effects

dSLR tips for professional-looking photos

How to shoot better HD video

How to use Aperture-priority mode

How to use Shutter-priority mode

How to use Program mode

Basic introduction to working with raw images

How to get sharp macro photos with focus stacking

How to use manual focus on your dSLR lens

How to set up your dSLR for beginners

How to extend your camera's battery life

Five tips for a perfect exposure

Control camera playback using a TV remote

How to buy a used dSLR

Clean your digital SLR camera