DCR Workshop Camera Articles

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Shooting HD video with a compact camera

Most brand name point-and-shoot digital cameras on the market today feature a video mode, and an increasing number of them offer an HD video mode. We've put together a few[...]

How To: Take The Best Beach Pictures Ever

The time has come again to grab your camera and vacation at the beach. Check out our pro tips on how to make the most of your journey to the[...]

Which One Do I Choose? Upgrading Your Camera’s Strap

With so many choices of camera straps, deciding on the best one is not easy. Don't get "strapped" with the wrong decision!

Using Adapted Lenses On Your Mirrorless Cameras

Ever wanted to try out your old lenses on a new mirrorless camera? Here are some pro tips on making your legacy lenses fit your ILC.

Digital Photo Storage Options

Are your digital photo files piling up on your hard drive? Saving all of your images only to your computer is risky and cumbersome. We've got some backup storage advice[...]

DCR Workshop: Digital Crop Factor Demystified

We get to the bottom of the confusion and misinformation surrounding digital crop factor in this month's DCR Workshop installment.

Getting the Most from your Batteries

At the heart of every digital camera is the battery that keeps the shutter snapping. Take a look at our brief guide to camera batteries and how to get the[...]

DCR Workshop: Take Better Macro Photos with a Point-and-Shoot

Gather round, point-and-shoot shooters. We've got a few tips for the casual photographer looking to get better close-up photos from a no-frills compact camera. Don't be shy, get close!

DCR Workshop: Essential Creative Accessories for Your Flash

You've purchased an external flash unit for your DSLR and you're an expert in utilizing bounce flash. Now it's time to get creative - we've outlined five easy-to-use flash accessories[...]

How To: Take Better Food Photos

Hungry for better food photos? Check out our pro tips on how to make Facebook friends jealous of your fantastic food photos.

DCR Workshop: Setting Up a Natural Light Studio

Don't stay cooped up in an indoor studio all summer, head to the great outdoors for your next portrait session. In this DCR Workshop, we take you step-by-step through the[...]

How To: Take Great Sports Photos

Soccer moms and football dads--learn how to take the best sports photography with our pro tips.

How to: Take Better Pet Pictures

Our DCR Workshop series of monthly how-to articles returns for October with basic tips for taking more dynamic and engaging animal pics.

How To: Get Your Kids Interested in Photography

Kids can be great photographers, too. Hand them a camera and see what they can do. Here are a few tips to get you started.

The Basics of Bounce Flash

Whether you just bought an external flash unit or you're thinking of buying one, we've got some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your illumination gear. Read[...]

How To: Basics of Portrait Lighting

Great portraits need great lighting. Do your portraits a favor and follow our beginner's guide to setting up a winning lighting combination. It's easier - and cheaper - than you'd[...]

DCR Workshop: How to use your CILC like a pro

You've entered the world of the Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera, and you're wondering how you can step up your game to take better photos. Here are a few tips to[...]

DCR Workshop: Taking Better Candid Portraits

With back-to-school season on the horizon, we're offering some tips to students and parents alike for taking better candid portraits as you reunite with friends (or enemies, for that matter)[...]

Eyeist: New Online Portfolio Review Company Takes Your Images to the Next Level

Have you had the desire for feedback about your images, but can't make the trip to a photography conference? Eyeist might be the ticket to improving your craft.

DCR Workshop: Color Management, Part I

If you've been scared off of color management in the past by the mystique that surrounds it, fear not. With the current crop of hardware and software color management tools,[...]