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Article: June 11, 2007 HelpLine

Q) I know this isn't a highly technical question, but the situation drives me crazy. When I take the lens cap off my camera, I never can remember where I put it. Any suggestions you...

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Article: June 2007 HelpLine

Q) I'm going on the trip of a lifetime in a few months and I was looking to stock up on memory cards so I don't have to bring my laptop with me. With prices coming down and card...

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Article: Fire In The Sky

We all love watching sunsets, looking at pictures of sunsets and, of course, photographing sunsets! The warm colors—deep shades of red, orange and yellow—evoke feelings of peace and tranquility and a sense of awe at nature's wonders.

Article: May 29, 2007 HelpLine

Q) I see all of those neat shots of waterfalls, where the water looks so strange. How can I do that? 

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Article: May 14, 2007 HelpLine

Q) At what point during image editing should I be sharpening? I've experimented with doing it while processing in Adobe Camera Raw, but I'm just not sure.

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Article: May 7, 2007 HelpLine

Q) I know you've answered this in the past, I but can't seem to find my issue. I want to get a polarizer for my camera. Which type should I get?

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Article: Make Your Best Prints Ever

One of the great joys resulting from the change to digital compared to shooting film is the ability to get great photo prints optimized for the subject and photographer. Everyone who used to try to get a good, custom print from a slide or negative...

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Article: True Colors Part 2

As prices have dramatically dropped, sales of high-definition televisions have skyrocketed. The chances are good that you already own an HDTV or are planning to buy one in the near future. And with new products like Apple TV and Windows Vista Media...

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Article: Digital Image Enhancement With Adobe Camera Raw

Adobe Camera Raw rocks! RAW shooters know that. But get this-the new version of Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS3 isn't only for RAW shooters and wannabe RAW shooters who may have been intimidated by RAW image processing. This image enhancement tool...

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Article: Ultimate Travel Photography

Beryl Markham begins West with the Night, her wonderful and enthralling book about her adventures as a bush pilot in East Africa in the mid-1930s, with the question, "How is it possible to bring order to memory?"

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Article: April 30, 2007 HelpLine

Q) What's the best way to control noise when shooting? I recently took some photos of the Northern Lights and the results were very noisy. Q) What's...

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Article: April 23, 2007 HelpLine

Q) An interesting problem came up recently with regards to evidence of bylaw contraventions in Pretoria, City of Tshwane, South Africa. The City Councils officials have switched...

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Article: April 16, 2007 HelpLine

Q) I'm starting to pay more attention to white balance in my photography. I've read some of what you and others in PCPhoto have said about not forgetting white balance when...

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Article: April 9, 2007 HelpLine

Need More Space Q) I'm running out of room on my hard drives! While I've been archiving my original images to DVDs, I have hundreds of images on my computer. I'd like to add more...

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Article: April 2, 2007 HelpLine

Shooting Hoops Q) I'm new to digital SLRs and want to photograph my son's indoor basketball games. Working in shutter- and aperture-priority modes, I can get sharp photos or bright...

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Article: May 2007 HelpLine

Making Workflow Work     • Raw File Processing     • The "Oh-Really?" Factor

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Article: March 26, 2007 HelpLine

Interpreting Interpolation Q) When I'm resizing my images, I'm given several different options for interpolation. People tell me to use bicubic, but there are two sub-options. Which...

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Article: March 19, 2007 HelpLine

Dust In The Wind Q) Now that I've switched over from film to digital, I'm fighting one problem that nobody told me about-namely, dust. Why didn't I have this problem with film?

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Article: March 12, 2007 HelpLine

Making Contact…Sheets Q) I'm looking for a program that will permit me to make and print out proof sheets that I can file with my photo CDs. A long time ago I did this with my ne...

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Article: March 5, 2007 HelpLine

Playing Your Cards Right Q) I've followed your recommendation about using a card reader instead of connecting my camera directly to my computer. But I'm not sure of formatting. It...

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Article: With The End Result In Mind

Thanks to digital, I have total control over my images—and so do you. If I couldn't see the effect of exposure settings on the LCD and make adjustments on the spot, I'd have a lower percentage of keepers. What's more, I couldn't make...

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Article: True Colors

The joy of digital photography can be quickly diffused when the photograph we've printed doesn't resemble what we saw on our monitors. Dramatic differences in brightness, contrast and especially color make using a digital darkroom an exercise in...

Article: February 26, 2007 HelpLine

Hyper About Hyperfocal Q) I was out taking some photographs this weekend and a fellow who was nearby was suggesting that I should be setting my lens to a hyperfocal distance. I had no...

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Article: February 19, 2007 HelpLine

Examining EXIF Q) I'm looking for the perfect photo organizer. Most of those I've tried, if you try to organize images by their date, want to use the date they get from the EXIF data for...

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Article: March/April 2007 HelpLine

In Search Of ISO     * ISO Settings And Exposure Compensation     * RAW Delivered     * Travel Tip

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Article: Fast Basic Fixes

Readers of PCPhoto know that for my professional work, I depend on Photoshop CS2 for my image enhancements. For pros like me, it's the coolest program around. However, Photoshop Elements, CS2's little brother so to speak, offers many...

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Article: January/February 2007 HelpLine

Spot Begone     * Dust And The D-SLR     * Workflow And The Unwanted     * Tip For Image Sharpness

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Article: 10 Tips For Better Night Photography

Night photography is one of those aspects of photography that always gets attention. People love to see night scenes—that mysterious mix of ambient light and city lights. The challenge is to compose them well.

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Article: Creative Photo Sharing

E-mail is ideal for quick notes, but it's not a great way to share photos. There are better options. Software and Web-based services make it easy to create multimedia slideshows and professionally printed books, cards and photo gifts. You can even...

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Article: 4 Fundamental Photoshop Skills

Photoshop and other sophisticated image-editing applications can be overwhelming at first. The surest way to get comfortable working with them is to begin by mastering a few of the techniques you'll use most often. Once you've achieved some success...

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