The flash is one of the most useful camera accessories you can have, but they also have a tendency to ruin perfectly good pictures, especially with digital cameras. This video will show you how to take shots with great depth and dimension even with a digital camera and flash by setting the flash length manually.
If you already own a Canon High-def digital SLR, you can set it up as a virtual webcam. This will allow you to record video podcasts or chat on Skype. You'll also need the CamTwist software and the Canon EOS utility (available from your install CD).
This fantastic, in-depth video dives into the gray card in probably every imaginable way that you could think using the Nikon D3 . Going over various different lighting it can be used for, custom white balance for preset manual, gray source point for white balance correction, accurate exposure in spot metering mode, and adjusting the camera's LCD display brightness, on top of a ton of information!
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Fuji FinePix digital still camera. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
Watch this instructional video brought to you by Richard Berry to learn how to operate the Nikon D90. This Nikon D90 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the control dial (auto mode, scene modes, program [P], shutter priority [S], aperture priority [A], and manual [M]); read the display and viewfinder; adjust the aperture, shutter speed, focus, spot meter, matrix, exposure compensation, etc.; use the back command dial; and more. Use this Nikon D90 tutorial to familiarize yourself with your ...
This is a great tutorial on how to use Sensor-Film to clean a DSLR camera's sensor. You won't believe how easy it is and how clean the sensor gets. Everyone should do this for clear and pristine photos.
In this amazingly in-depth tutorial video they go into great detail on all of the methods of using GND glass filters, along with it's general purpose is and what it can do for you! For those not in the know, GND filters are glass lens attachments that come in graduated varying tints of grays and colors!
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episodes from this Revision3 show.
Have you ever taken a photograph indoors and found that all the colors turned out wrong? Everything may have looked far too yellow or far too blue. It was not the fault of your camera. Instead, you probably forgot to set the white balance. What is white balance? Lets find out.
Turn your digital footage into something that looks more like film! Set your frame rate to 24 and shoot with a low depth of field to mimic the look of a film camera. Also make sure you pick the right aspect ratio, resolution and use a tripod!
Ever wonder what those bars and lines on the LCD screen on your digital camera do? In this great tutorial, Ethan Wilding demonstrates how to read one of the most useful features on your camera: the histogram.
Here, Patrick from Tekzilla, shows you some easy tips on making your digital camera into a travel companion, scanner, and archival tool.
Demonstration video of the features of the Sony DSC W80. This is a simple to use, pocket sized digital camera.
If you own a digital camera then here is a fun way to take infrared pictures. With a homemade filter that takes minutes to make, turn your digital camera into one that can take infrared photos easy and effectively.
Replacing a camera lens can be tricky and finicky work, but it's not impossible. You can replace the lens for a GoPro digital camera with a replacement kit you can buy from your camera supplier. Then follow this tutorial, and replacing a lens will take you less than ten minutes!
Time lapse is an interesting camera technique you can use to take unique photographs. This tutorial shows you how to set up your GoPro digital camera to be taking time lapse photographs, and then how you can edit them on a Mac computer.
You can use a headstrap mount with your GoPro digital camera, which will allow you to take hands-free shots or get a unique perspective on whatever you're looking at. This tutorial shows you how to properly use a headstrap mount so you can 'wear' your camera.
If you want high noise and lots of light for an extremely washed out look for your photographs, you can increase the ISO on your digital SLR camera by going into manual mode and adjusting the settings on your camera from there.
Go through a six-step checklist to cover shutter settings, white balance, setting your ISO (depending on indoors or outdoors), choosing a good picture style, picking an appropriate shutter speed and lastly, check your focus! Now that you've gone through this checklist, you are ready to start shooting!
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to change the settings—say, for your background image—in your Canon PowerShot SD600. Customizing your SD600 digital camera is easy using the tips in this how-to video.
For some digital photographers, there is a noted compatibility issue when trying to use a lens which lacks a built-in or internal auto focusing motor. This tutorial shows you a few easy fixes you can use to alleviate this probem for your onw DSLR.
Extend the life of your camera battery and keep yourself safe from a damaged battery by following these tips. Check the condition directly through your camera, monitor how long it will be until your battery needs replacement, and always charge your battery before it runs completely down.
Some models of Nikon camera may experience an issue where light leaks through a distance panel and onto the images during a long exposure in extremely bright environments. This short tutorial explains how to tell if you might have a camera susceptible to light leak, and how to fix it if you do.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a pinhole lens for a digital camera. The materials required for this project are: a camera body cap, X-acto knife, black tape, small drill bit, sewing needle and sand paper. Begin by marking the center of the body cap . Then drill a hole in the center and punch a tiny hole in the center of the sheet metal. Now cut around the sheet metal and sand it flat. tape the metal piece inside the cap and darken it with ink. This video will benefit those ...
Learn how to manually adjust lens focus when using a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to focus a G1 or GH1 camera by hand. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.
Learn how to adjust ISO exposure settings when using a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Learn how to set the auto mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to change your camera's current ISO value setting. For more information, including detailed instruc...
Learn how to optimize a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera for sunset photography. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to get terrific sunscapes shots with a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a digital camera as a webcam on Skype. Users will need the AV cable and a USB capture device. Begin by connecting the AV cable to the USB capture device. Plug the cable to your computer and your digital camera. Users will need to download and install the Debut Video Recording software. Open the program and click on Device. Users may have to go to Options and configure the settings. On Skype, right-click the person you want to call and select Sh...
In this video Dionne from the Gadget show explains how to improve your digital photos easily using widely available free software. The first thing she instructs us to do is to download and install Google's free photo editing software Picasa. Next, once Picasa is installed you can use it's one click settings to easily remove red eyes from photographs or increase the brightness of a photo. The next thing we learn to do is to adjust the white balance of a photograph. This makes the photo appear ...
A video from Graham River Productions, presented by Shannon Smith, explains how to interpret Histograms on modern Digital Cameras. Just because a captured image looks nice on the camera screen does not mean that it is really good. One of the better checks for quality of a photograph is the histogram display that is available on many modern cameras. Histograms accurately tell whether the full potential of the the camera's optical sensor has been utilized or not; and are the tools of choice for...
First thing you should do is invest in a reliable good quality digital camera. No, you do not have to spend big bucks on one. Kodak, Sony and Nikon make inexpensive digital cameras that are ready to be bought everyday. Make sure you find a camera that fits your needs.
Ever wanted to take the perfect digital picture of a friend or loved one, only to have it ruined by some unforeseen technical problem? This tutorial offers a walkthrough for using the portrait mode on your digital camera. Take a look.
The macro mode on a camera can be baffling. What's it for? Well, if you've got something small and pretty to shoot, like a butterfly, macro gives you the best shot possible. It's also good for taking pictures of things that are small and ugly, like scratches in your car paint. Watch this handy how-to and collect all that insurance money next time someone dings your fender. Enjoy!
Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to control how much of your photo is in focus by using depth of field. Depth of field is an important concept in photography, and this how-to video will help even beginners start to master it.
You can get more interesting photos by using the "rule of thirds" technique. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to use the rule of thirds in your pictures. Taking better and more interesting will be easy once you've mastered the technique in this how-to video.
This step-by-step video tutorial shows you how to install CHDK onto your Canon digital camera. CHDK is a firmware enhancement that operates on a number of Canon cameras. CHDK gets loaded into your camera's memory upon bootup (either manually or automatically). It provides additional functionality beyond that currently provided by the native camera firmware.
This is a Dust-Aid Instruction Video on how to clean your DSLR camera sensor filter. If you have Dust-Aid, you can't not watch this video, because you need great quality and beautiful pristine photos, don't you?
Here is a short video tutorial showing you how to check for dust on your sensor and clean your sensor using the blower method. Works with all DSLR's.
See how to clean the Nikon D40 SLR image sensor in this video. This is a method of the briefest laundry which used the Pentax O-ICK1 Image Sensor Cleaning Kit.
A great instructional on how to properly keep your Canon EOS clean. See how to remove dust and smudges by cleaning the digital image sensor.