Tips & Techniques

 

How do you use wireless off-camera flash?

 •  February 1

I have read a lot about wireless off-camera flash and I'm wondering how does it work exactly? I own a D7000 and am ready to buy an accessory...

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What power adapter is required when travelling overseas?

 •  December 29

We're planning a trip to Portugal. What should I use when I get there for charging batteries for my DSLR, flash unit and laptop computer? What kind...

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Why do photo enthusiasts need so many camera modes?

 •  December 29

After using a point-and shoot camera for a few years, I finally bought a DSLR again, the Nikon D5100. This camera has 16 Scene modes plus Auto as...

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What is the best way to make black-and-white photos?

 •  December 2

Now that I finally have a printer that can make completely neutral black-and-white prints without any colour cast (the Epson R3000), I'll want to...

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I often take sport photos but many shots are not in sharp focus, why is that?

 •  December 2

My daughter competes in bicycle and ski races so I often take photos with a Canon EOS T2i and an AF 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens but many shots are...

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Are 24 million pixels too many?

 •  November 1

I saw a news item that said Sony will be introducing a tiny camera with 24-megapixel resolution, the NEX-7. Does that make sense? Wouldn't the pixels...

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Can I use low-tech lenses on a high-tech camera?

 •  November 1

I saw an ad on the Internet for an adapter that is said to allow you to use any old lens on any high tech digital SLR camera and any new lens on an...

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Is it true that you need to shoot Raw photos for the best quality?

 •  September 30

Is it true that you need to shoot Raw photos for the best quality? Now that I own a 13  x19-inch printer I want to be able to make excellent large...

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How can I get better photos of my daughters’ teams playing in a gym?

 •  September 30

How can I get better photos with my EOS T3i of my daughters' teams playing basketball and volleyball in a gym? The photos are too dark when I use a...

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Should I pay more for a printer that uses pigment inks?

 •  September 1

I'm ready to move up to a 13 x 19-inch photo printer and I wonder if I should get one that uses pigments? Those machines, like Epson's new R2000 or...

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