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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.

Get Great Shots When the Sun Goes Down

Follow these tips to take great night-time photos of people and landscapes, and to improve night shots that need a little help.

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Turn Any Photo Into a Pencil Sketch

It just takes five simple steps in your image editor to make a photo look like a pencil drawing.

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Taking Dreamy, Misty Ocean Photos at the Beach

Slow down your camera's shutter speed to take captivating beach photos.

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Photograph Star Trails With Your Digital Camera

Capture beautiful images of stars spinning around in the sky at night.

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Close-Ups and Silhouettes: Get a Different Perspective in Your Photos

Follow these tips for taking dramatic close-up photos of flowers and atmospheric silhouettes with your digital camera.

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Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip, Shooting Rainbows, and More

Dave answers questions about smartphone camera apps, rainbow photography, resizing photos, and more.

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Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

Learn how to use your image editor to exert more control over the tone of your black-and-white photos.

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Use Your Image Editor to Replace a Color in a Photo

Modify reality by using Photoshop Elements, or another photo editor, to change specific colors in a digital image.

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Shooting Rainbows With Your Digital Camera

Forget chasing a pot of gold; here's how to take great photos of rainbows, whether you've got a DSLR or a point-and-shoot camera.

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Taking Good Portraits at Night

Here's how to capture flattering pictures of people while out and about after dark.

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11 Tips to Ensure Great Smartphone Photography

A phone is designed to make calls, but for many people it's also their primary camera. Here are our tips on how to make phone photos look great.

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How to Photoshop People Out of Photos

We show you an easy method of removing unwanted people or objects from your photos, exclusively with Adobe Photoshop.

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Auto ISO, Making Stills From Video, and More Reader Q&A

Dave answers reader questions about using the ISO control, shooting photos of the moon, turning video into stills, and more.

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Composition Tricks for Taking Photographs Like the Pros

Great pictures start with you, not your photography equipment. Here's what you need to know to set up your shots.

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Master the Hidden Power of Your Camera's Program Mode

Here's why your digital camera has both a Program and an Auto mode--and why Program mode is better.

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