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Digital SLR Cameras: Articles & Videos

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...

 
Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 3

Taking Pictures in the Galapagos, Part 3

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...

 
Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

Better People Photos with a Digital Camera

by Julie Govan

I have a Nikon digital SLR, and I use it a lot. But I'm not that experienced at what I still think of as "real" photography -- in fact, my current digital SLR was my first experience with manual...

 
Use your flash--even in the sun

Use your flash--even in the sun

by Tara W.

I want it all when I take pictures. I want clear, expansive landscapes in the background and bright, smiling people in the foreground. And I've discovered a little tip that helps me achieve it, too...

 
Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

Making a List, Checking It Twice: Great Family Portraits

by Julie Govan

Mastering the family portrait Every year, I try to take really great group shots of my family - and for many years, most of the pictures I took weren't ones I wanted to...

 
Lens Filters

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...

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.

 
Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

by Steve Kindig

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

 
What you need to know about your camera's exposure settings

What you need to know about your camera's exposure settings

by Jim Richardson

Learning about your camera's manual exposure settings is a great launching point for making your photography more creative. Check out our link to a great online interactive tool that may save hours of trial and error.

 
Holiday photo recipes

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 seasonal images.

 
Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

Crutchfield: Sony Alpha A-mount Cameras

by Zak Billmeier

Sony's Alpha line of digital SLRs employ a translucent mirror instead of the traditional flipping mirror, letting you shoot faster than ever. With lots of lenses to choose from, they'll help you fulfill your creative vision.

 
What is HDR photography?

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?

 
Tips for outdoor high-contrast photo shooting

Tips for outdoor high-contrast photo shooting

by Woody Sherman

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...

 
Resolved: capture better images

Resolved: capture better images

by Woody Sherman

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

 
Shooting music festivals

Shooting music festivals

by Don Minson

Lockn' Festival 2013, Arrington, VA — Aerial shot There’s nothing like attending a music festival — or the challenge of getting photos that really...