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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.

Take Dramatic Fireworks Photos


It's getting close to fireworks time again--pull out your digital camera and follow these tips to capture the action.

Photographing Fireworks: Tips and Tricks

Follow these tips and camera recommendations to get the best shots possible of this year's fireworks displays.

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for June

Dave answers questions about scanner settings, working with RAW photos, changing photo previews in Windows 7, and more.

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Create Your Own Windows 7 Desktop Theme

Turn your digital photos into a Windows 7 wallpaper slideshow to share with friends and family.

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Emphasize Your Photograph's Subject With a Vignette

Fade your photograph's background and draw out your subject with this simple image editing technique.

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Combine Photos for Infinite Depth of Field

Use the free CombineZM image editing tool to eliminate blur in your photos with a technique called "focus stacking."

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for May

Dave answers questions about good exposure for portraits, long-term photo storage, transferring photos using a card reader or cable, flashes and babies, and more.

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8 Tips for Photographing Panoramas

Stitching software makes creating big, detailed panoramas from a series of photos easy. Here's how to shoot for the best results.

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Use this free tool to combine several shots of the same scene into one photo with tremendous depth of field.

Fun Photo Tools: One-Trick Ponies

Add watermarks to your digital photos, enlarge pictures, and more with these (mostly) free image editing tools.

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Free Poster-Making Tools and Image Editing Toys

These free photo editing tools let you make your own posters, clip something out of a picture, and turn your Flickr photos into a screen saver.

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Free Photo Editors to Replace Adobe Photoshop

Find out the results of the Digital Focus image editor poll and get some photo editor recommendations.

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