December 13, 2005
Dear CNET members,
With the holidays in full swing, before you know it, many of you will be getting together with family and friends to celebrate the festivities and taking lots of digital photos to capture those magical moments. And the last thing that I want on those special gatherings is to muck up the photos--been there, done that. So before we dive into this year's holiday photo frenzy, if you have some digital photography tips, special techniques, or methodology that you are especially proud of, share them with us in our latest Point and Shout feature discussion. On your way out, pick up a few helpful tips for yourself. Either way, it takes two to tango, and your contribution is needed in the community. The tips are rolling in, so let's make this list a long and helpful one for everyone's benefit.
Speaking of digital photos tips, are you aware that CNET currently offers a handful of online how-to clinics on photo and video that are absolutely free to all CNET members? Well, if you aren't aware of them, do check them out. With all the digital photography tips from our members and online courses being offered, 'tis definitely the season of sharing and learning that will keep us busy all winter long. Enjoy!
This week's hot topic:
Digital photography tips
Do you have a foolproof tip when it comes to taking digital pictures? That's the question we asked in a recent Point and Shout discussion, and several of you shared some great tricks of the trade.
Keep it continuous
A common complaint among digital photography buffs is the frustrating shutter lag. CNET member bgh suggests shooting in continous mode when trying to get that perfect shot. Using this technique, he's managed to get some great wildlife shots.
Read bgh's full post in Point and Shout
Keep it flashy
Even when it seems like there's more than enough light, CNET member Tomorrowist suggests using fill flash if your subject is within 10 feet. The extra light helps do away with unwanted facial shadows.
Read Tomorrowist's post in Point and Shout
Keep it steady
Ever wonder why a lot of your shots end up blurry? CNET member donyab suggests using the camera's regular viewfinder instead of the LCD. Bringing the camera up to your face makes for a steadier shot, rather than when it's held out in front of you when using the LCD.
Read donyab's full post in Point and Shout
What's your most useful digital photography tip? Check out the latest "Point and Shout" discussion and let us know!
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