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Dave Johnson is a writer and photographer who has covered technology for magazines such as PCWorld and Wired. He is currently the Editorial Director for eHow.com's Tech channel. Dave is the author of How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera, and over a dozen other books.

How to photograph the 'Blood Moon'


A lunar eclipse can be seen from most of North America late Monday night/early Tuesday morning. If you're interested in taking pictures of the moon, here are some tips on how to set up your camera.

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Review: 64-bit PaintShop Pro X6 is faster, but its interface is still clunky

PaintShop Pro X6 is a good pick for anyone who wants more than a free-and-easy photo editor. Current owners, don't let the dearth of new features put you off…the speed boost makes X6 a time-saving upgrade for 64-bit PCs dragging along with the 32-bit X5.

How to shoot great fireworks photos with any camera

Believe it or not, it’s fairly easy to capture dramatic and vivid fireworks in a photo.

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Outsmart your camera by turning off the autofocus

Autofocus is like magic, and it's often done well even by simple, inexpensive cameras. But sometimes it's better to turn off your autofocus control and do it the old fashioned way.

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Farewell Photoshop: Edit your photos for free

We’re living in a golden age of free photo editing thanks to a wealth of online options.

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Bracket your photos for the perfect shot

Bracketing is as old as photography, and here are some effective ways to accomplish it with your digital camera.

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Take engaging photos using the rule of thirds

A simple compositional trick for the ages, the rule of thirds ensures a more interesting photo.

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Five tips for shooting great Halloween photos

No matter what kind of camera you're using, learn about the best time to shoot, the best way to light your subjects, and the best ways to capture spooky photos.

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Preserve all your precious images (the right way)

Here are some simple ways to quickly and correctly scan a shoebox full of photos, slides, or negatives.

How to change your DSLR lens the right way

Here's how to change the lens while keeping your mirror, sensor, and lens clean and safe.

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Three Painless Ways to Get Photos Off Your iPhone

Stop emailing photos to yourself. Here are three ways to automate photo syncing with your PC.

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How to Tether Cameras, Make Star Trails on a Mac, Learn RAW Workflows, and More

Dave answers questions about improving digital workflow, adding polarizing filters to a point-and-shoot camera, camera tethering, and more.

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Take a Great Photo Every Time: A Preflight Checklist

Check these 10 settings to ensure your camera isn’t about to take a terrible photo.

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Tips for Photographing Birds

You can capture sharp and interesting photos of feathered friends with these tips.

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How to Resize Photos Easily

Here's a handy tool that automatically resizes photos to your preferred dimensions.

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