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Holiday photo recipes
by Woody Sherman

The holidays present interesting challenges for the photographer. Three of Crutchfield's most experienced photographers discuss their approaches and tips for great sea

1/250, ISO 200, f/8, 600mm. 5D Mark II, using "Live View" mode on a tripod, with the 10-second self-timer. Ever since the dawn of time, man has gazed at the moon. And ever since...

With the 7D, Canon has taken the crop-sensor camera to new heights. Photographers using Canon's "prosumer" xxD line of cameras are trained to expect sequential upgrades with each new...

Tips for better DSLR videos
by Zak Billmeier

A DSLR can shoot video as well as most camcorders. I am a photographer, not a videographer. Being good at one doesn't make you good at the other, as they are vastly different...

Springing from the distinguished tradition (and informed by the design) of Olympus's original OM line of SLRs, the OM-D E-M5 honors that spirit while moving the innova

I read a great (as always) post on Strobist about building your own softbox for less than 10 bucks, and I was instantly intrigued. A softbox is used for taking those nice product photos you see on...

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience with them. ...

Sony's NEX cameras combine a large, DSLR-sized image sensor with a small body that makes it easy to carry. Attach your choice of E-mount lenses to get the best shots.

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience with them. ...

Sony's Alpha line of digital SLRs employ a translucent mirror instead of the traditional flipping mirror, letting you shoot faster than ever.

Elise is the daughter of A/V Editor Mike S., and an accomplished amateur photographer. Crutchfield loaned her two cameras for a recent trip and asked her to report back on her experience with them. ...

Canon's PowerShot N digital camera features a fresh new design, with a tilting screen, no traditional shutter button, plus built-in Wi-Fi for easy photo sharing.

Lens Filters
by Woody Sherman

The lens filter. No camera bag should be without at least one. You've finally pulled the trigger and ordered that sweet DSLR kit you've had your eye on for the past year or...

What is HDR photography?
by Woody Sherman

Many digital cameras offer high dynamic range (HDR) imaging as part of their feature set. What does this mean, and when should I use it?

What happened to my shots? We’ve all seen them: pictures with blazing cheekbones and dark eye sockets, or two silhouettes in front of a well-exposed beach panorama, or a big flare...

What does resolution mean, when it comes to cameras? Are there different types of resolution? Woody explores the concept in three ways.