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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.

Farewell Photoshop: Edit your photos for free

We’re living in a golden age of free photo editing thanks to a wealth of online options.

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Bracket your photos for the perfect shot

Bracketing is as old as photography, and here are some effective ways to accomplish it with your digital camera.

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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.