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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.

Essential photo composition tips and tricks

Photographic composition can spell the difference between an inspired image and one that is dull and flat.

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How to photograph the moon

We've collected some basic, all-around tips for getting the best shots of the moon.

How to capture a sense of speed with panning

Panning is a technique that lets you capture the essence of motion in a photo. By shooting with a somewhat slow shutter speed and tracking the action as you take the picture, you blur the background while freezing the subject. Here's how to do it.

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Protect your camera with rain covers

Get a waterproof cover to protect your camera from spring showers.

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How to work through the Camera Raw dilemma

Should you shoot compressed or uncompressed photos? Here's how to decide which format is best for your image.

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How to shoot macros of flowers and bugs

Everything you need to know about getting some really nice close-up photos with almost any camera.

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How to minimize noise in digital photos

Though the days of grainy photos are far behind us, digital photos have a similar problem, called digital noise. Here's how to get rid of it.

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Shoot now, focus later: Change the focus after you take a photo

The new Lytro camera has introduced not only new technology but the urge to alter focus after the fact. Here's how to do this on your own camera without a Lytro.

What are your rights as a photographer?

Where and when do you have a right to take pictures? Mostly anywhere, most of the time. Here are some pointers.

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Action! Capturing motion with shutter speed

Let's take a look at how to use shutter speed to capture action with your digital camera.

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Balancing ISO and digital noise for sharper low-light photos

The average camera's noise performance has improved dramatically in the past few years, enabling you to shoot at previously unheard-of, crazy-high ISOs and still get very usable photos.

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Get the most from your smartphone camera

These handy tips help make your smartphone the one camera you'll need in most situations.

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Histograms help gauge your exposure as you shoot

Ensure that your photos pop with color and energy by using your camera's histogram feature.

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Our roundup of new camera backpacks and messenger bags

Today's camera bags are more rugged, offer better protection, and often come with a surprising array of clever features.

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Shooting in a snow-white environment

Tips and tricks for shooting in the snow.

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