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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.

Use Your Camera's Macro Mode for Great Close-Ups

Here's how to use your compact camera's macro mode--and add-on filters--to take close-up photos of flowers, dewdrops, and other tiny things.

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Five Tips for Better Flash Photography

Getting good pictures with your camera's flash can be a challenge--here's how.

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for March

Dave answers reader questions about taking photos in nightclubs, optimizing photos for HDTV display, shooting in RAW+JPEG mode, and more.

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Photo Contest: Hot Pics for March

Subscribers to Dave Johnson's Digital Focus newsletter took these shots.

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Fine-Tuning a Photo With Layers

Learn how to use adjustment layers to perfect your digital photos by making small changes to color, brightness, and contrast.

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Memory Card Questions Answered

Readers asked about reformatting a camera's flash memory, how long a memory card should last, and more.

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Getting Started in Digital Photography

Here's how to choose a camera and an image editor, along with important tips to help you begin taking great photos.

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Taking Good Concert Photos

How to capture great photos at a musical performance.

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ASCII Art: Turn Your Photos Into Text Pictures

Combine your digital photos with the ancient practice of ASCII art.

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Frequently Asked Photo Questions for February

Dave answers reader questions about removing photo backgrounds, tagging photos, mysterious orbs, and more.

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5 Common Photo Problems, Avoided or Solved

Here are five common digital photography problems and how to sidestep them or fix them in an image editor.

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Taking Care of Your Camera's Memory Card

When and how to upload photos, delete your pictures, and maintain your memory card.

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Take Exciting Photos at Night

Leave the shutter open after dark for engaging, dynamic photos.

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Using Your Camera's RAW Mode

Take higher-quality photos by switching from JPEG to RAW file formats.

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Photo Editing Basics: Working With Layers

Learn how to use layers in your favorite image editor to improve your photos and add sophisticated effects.

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