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Ben Long is the author of Complete Digital Photography, fourth edition (Charles River Media, 2007). More of Ben’s work can be found at Complete Digital Photography.

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The secret to spooky jack-o-lantern photos

Show off your ghoulish creation with these simple photography tricks.

Tips for taking better holiday photos

During the holidays, someone is bound to get out a camera to grab some festive snapshots. Follow some of these photo tips and guidelines to get the best images possible.

Pick the best camera for the job

There is no one perfect camera. But if you need one suited to a specific kind of photography, you can get the best camera for your needs by looking for specific features.

Why we love Instagram, Hipstamatic, and the lo-fi photo trend

Why are the dingy, ill-colored, sometimes washed out images created by lo-fi photo filter apps so appealing? To understand that, you have to accept something very fundamental about the nature of photography.

How to take great macro photographs

Macro photography is any type of shooting where you're extremely close to a detail or small object. You can capture great macro images with a SLR, point-and-shoot, and even an iPhone. Whichever camera you choose to use, here are some tips to remember.