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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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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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Photo Basics: How to Compose a Photograph

Image composition is the process of making the subject of a photo clearer, and the overall image less complicated. These tips for beginner photographers explain the essential techniques needed for framing a great photo.

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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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How to Shoot Great Video With a DSLR

Want to take your DSLR's video to the next level? Here are some pro tips for picking the right lenses, focusing your shots, buying a rig, and everything in between.

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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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Is It Safe to Format Flash?

After reading that defragging can wear out SSDs, Howard Meyer asked if it was safe to format flash drives and SD cards

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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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Four Photo Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Follow these how-tos and create your own personalized photo gifts and cards.

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The 21 Greatest PC Mysteries--Solved!

Find out why your documents won’t print, where your downloads disappear to, what a .dat file is, how those infernal toolbars invaded your browser, and much more.