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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.

Take engaging photos using the rule of thirds

A simple compositional trick for the ages, the rule of thirds ensures a more interesting photo.

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How to change your DSLR lens the right way

Here's how to change the lens while keeping your mirror, sensor, and lens clean and safe.

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Buying guide: Photo printers

Looking for a good photo printer this holiday season? Follow these four steps for a smart buy.

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.

Six tips for better fireworks photos

Everyone knows Independence Day fireworks are stunning in the sky, but capturing that glory in photographs can be tricky. Use these 6 simple tips to bring their pop to your prints.

Learn basic exposure settings for better photos

Use your camera's LCD, histogram, and exposure compensation control to set the optimal exposure for your shots.

The best way to photograph fireworks

Here's what you need to know to capture the excitement of a summer fireworks display.

Four tips for making camera batteries last

These pointers will show you how to get more power and value out of your camera batteries.

Use your camera's macro mode for great close-ups

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

Five tips for taking better flash photos

Capturing great pictures with your camera's flash can be a challenge. Instead of leaving it up to chance, use these tips make so-so flash photos great.

Memory card maintenance questions answered

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

Four memory card maintenance tips

Tips on the best ways to upload photos, delete pictures, and maintain your memory card.

Basic photo editing tricks with layers

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

FujiFilm FinePix F70EXR

The Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR is about as compact as cameras get, yet it somehow serves up a 10X-optical-zoom lens.

Photographing holiday lights

Twinkling lights are one of the best parts of the holiday season. Use these tips to capture their beauty.