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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.

Cool digital photo gadget bargains

Sometimes it's the small things that make a big difference, especially camera accessories that help you take better pictures.

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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Review: SetMyCamMx aids depth of field calculations and serves as a great teaching tool

SetMyCamMx’s primary job is to help you figure out how to get the depth of field you need for a particular shot.

Review: DOFMaster lets you take control of you camera's depth of field

iPhone photo app lets shooters control depth of field.

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.

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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