Digital SLR Cameras: Articles & Videos

Choosing a Digital SLR Camera

Choosing a Digital SLR Camera

by Dave Bar

This article shows you what to look for when shopping for a digital SLR camera.

 
Choosing and Using a Lens for an SLR

Choosing and Using a Lens for an SLR

by Tara W.

Not sure what kind of lens to get for your SLR? We'll explain common lens terms and offer tips on which lens to use in common shooting scenarios.

 
Flash photography techniques

Flash photography techniques

by Eric Angevine

Use portable flash to light indoor and outdoor photographs.

 
Accessorize Your Digital SLR

Accessorize Your Digital SLR

by Dave Bar

Learn how lenses, flashes, and other SLR accessories can help you capture distant images, snap detailed closeups, or take professional looking portraits.

 
10 Tips for Taking Better Photos

10 Tips for Taking Better Photos

by Julie Govan

You don't need to be a camera pro to take great pictures. Check out these easy, helpful tips for taking better digital photos.

 
Digital cameras buying guide

Digital cameras buying guide

by Eric Angevine

Shopping for a digital camera? Find out which digital camera style and what features are most important before you choose.

 
Digital Cameras FAQ

Digital Cameras FAQ

by Dave Bar

How does a digital camera take pictures? What kind of memory does a digital camera use? I've taken a few digital photos using my new camera. What do I do now? While looking around at digital cameras, I've occasionally noticed two different pixel counts for the same camera. Why? Plus more...

 
Digital Camera Glossary

Digital Camera Glossary

by Dave Bar

Learn about the features and specifications that have made digital cameras "must-have" electronic products.

 
Digital Photo Printers: How to Choose

Digital Photo Printers: How to Choose

by Dave Bar

Tips on what to look for in a digital photo printer.

 
Video: How to Choose a Lens

Video: How to Choose a Lens

by Zak Billmeier

Zak shows us the different lenses you can use on a digital SLR camera or interchangeable lens hybrid camera, and how to get the pictures you want.

 
Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

Video: Tips for changing an SLR lens

by Video Guest

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for changing the lens on a digital SLR camera.

 
Video: Tips for using Memory Cards

Video: Tips for using Memory Cards

by Video Guest

J., Crutchfield photographer, gives us some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your memory cards.

 
Improve your outdoor action photos

Improve your outdoor action photos

by Woody Sherman

If your action photos have suffered from being too dark, too blurry or just too darn far away, the right settings and the proper lens can work wonders.

 
Video: Canon EOS 7D

Video: Canon EOS 7D

by Zak Billmeier, Julie Govan

Canon's EOS 7D is a powerful, versatile digital SLR. In this video, Julie and Zak talk about their favorite features.

 
How to take a picture of the moon

How to take a picture of the moon

by Zak Billmeier

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 the...

 
Canon takes it up a notch with the 7D

Canon takes it up a notch with the 7D

by Zak Billmeier

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...

 
Tips for better DSLR videos

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...

 
How I made my own photo softbox for less than $10

How I made my own photo softbox for less than $10

by Zak Billmeier

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...

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 1

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 1

by Guest Writer

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...

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 2

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 2

by Guest Writer

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...