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If it will help improve your digital photography, it will be in DP's Tip of the Week. Check back each week for a new photography tip.

Getting Started With DSLR Video
From camera settings to compositional tips, here’s what you need to shoot video
Getting Started With DSLR VideoSo, you want to make movies?

Simplify The Background With Lens Choice
Long lenses and wide apertures make the busiest backgrounds disappear
Simplify The Background With Lens ChoiceWhen you first start taking pictures you concentrate on the subject, making sure it's well-focused, positioned appropriately in the frame, well-lit and so on

Eight Ways To Speed Up Lightroom
Simple tips to make photo browsing and editing run faster in Lightroom
Eight Ways To Speed Up LightroomAdobe Photoshop Lightroom (as it’s properly named) has become a staple in the digital darkrooms of many photographers.

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Motifs
As a teacher of photography, I see many new pictures every day.
Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: MotifsI'm also a devotee of the medium; I am constantly looking at photos old and new...

Adjusting Your Camera’s Image Quality
How to set your camera for everything from maximum image quality to space saving JPEGs.
Adjusting Your Camera’s Image QualitySome of the most basic camera settings can have a huge impact on image quality.

An Alternative To The Light Tent
You don’t need a light tent to create great tabletop lighting.
An Alternative To The Light TentAs a studio photographer I have a bit of a confession to make: I don’t love light tents.

Flatter Faces With The Right Portrait Choices
Simple advice from a pro on making better portraits.
Flatter Faces With The Right Portrait ChoicesMaking the right portrait choices is discussed.

Compact Cameras For Backpacking
Outfit the ideal backpacking setup with a mirrorless compact camera kit.
Compact Cameras For BackpackingI’m no expert backpacker, but I do enjoy the occasional long walk in the woods

Pick The Perfect Photo Printer
A printer tech primer to help you buy the perfect printer (and ultimately make better prints)
Pick The Perfect Photo PrinterPhoto printers come in all shapes and sizes, and even the inexpensive entry-level printers seem to make great photos.

Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local Detail
I’m going to build on the idea or directing the viewer’s eye where you want it.
Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local DetailIf you need precise masking (selecting exactly what parts of photo you want to adjust), you will need to take advantage of Photoshop's more precise tools.

Five On-Camera Flash Tips
You shouldn’t use your on-camera flash. Here’s what to do when you have to
Five On-Camera Flash TipsYou should not use your on-camera flash. There, now that we got that fundamental rule established, let’s talk about breaking it.


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