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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.

Frequently Asked Photo Questions for April

Dave answers questions about choosing a photo file format, picking scanner settings, understanding how megapixels relate to file size, and more.

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The Rules of Photographic Composition

Apply these five rules to take better, more visually engaging photos.

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Use a Ring Flash for Better Close-Up Photography

An inexpensive flash adapter for your camera can give close-up photos more even, shadow-free lighting.

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Photographing Spring Flowers

Learn how to use your digital camera to take gorgeous, detailed close-up photos of flowers.

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Simple Ways to Create Photos With High Dynamic Range or Infinite Depth

Sure, you could use expensive HDR software or hyperfocal photography to create high-end special effects--or you could fake it and get similar results in your digital photos.

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for March

Dave answers questions about freezing action photos with a digital SLR, charging camera batteries, maximizing focus, and more.

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Add a Fake Magnifying Glass to a Photo

Use your image editor to enlarge a detail in your photo and add a fake magnifying glass to peer through.

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for February

Dave answers questions about enlarging small photos, resetting your camera's numbering system, auto-focusing while shooting video, and more.

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Whiten the Teeth in Your Portraits

Use these photo editing tips to get brighter smiles in portraits, if not in real life.

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Helicon Focus

This image editing tool creates rich digital photographs with incredible depth of field.

Maximize Your Depth of Field With Hyperfocal Photography

Learn how to determine the hyperfocal distance to dramatically increase your photo's depth of field.

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Keep Your Entire Photo in Focus With Hyperfocal Photography

Learn the basic concepts of hyperfocal photography to make everything in your photo sharp and in focus.

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Get Great Photos of Your Furry Friends

Follow these simple tips to put your pets at ease and get terrific photos of your dogs, cats, and other four-legged family members--and your fish as well.

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Making the Most of Your Photo's Bokeh

Get the best photos possible by understanding how to control bokeh, the quality of the blur in your shots.

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Perfecting the Blur in Your Photos With Bokeh

According to the science of bokeh, there's good blur and bad blur.

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