Category Archives: Camera

Camera Basics 101

Here are a few basic tips to start taking better pictures.

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Top Ten Basic Photo Tips for Blogs and Power Point

These days, even inexpensive cameras can take great pictures, but I frequently see pictures on a blog or power point which could really use some help. Here are my top ten tips to taking the best picture possible and then … Continue reading

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Canon Powershot SX280 – Notes

I recently bought the Canon Powershot SX280 and was looking forward to all of its great capabilities. One problem however seemed at the forefront. When I shot video and tried to zoom, the battery level when from full charge to … Continue reading

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Delete Files from Sony Alpha Cameras

I recently had the experience of not being able to delete files via Windows Explorer when I was connecting my Sony SLT-A65 camera. This has never happened in the past and was quite a mystery. I could take the SD … Continue reading

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Video Camera Vixia HF R30 Notes

This inexpensive video camera ($249) has a number of options for recording. For one party I used the AVCHD setting at 17 Mbps setting and I got two hours of continuous video on a 16 GB card. I had the … Continue reading

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Sharpnesss and Depth of Field Test with 90mm Macro Lens

One thing I learned recently is that each lens has specific sharpness characteristics at different F-stop settings. I did an experiment in my basement with my Tamron 90mm F 2.8 Macro lens. I took the same picture using a tripod, … Continue reading

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Cleaning That Tiny Camera Lens

I carry a Canon SD1400 with me wherever I go just waiting to catch that last minute picture/video. It takes nice pictures and 720P video, so in general I’m very happy with it. The only problem I’ve come across is … Continue reading

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