Digital Photography Tips to Help You Capture Life's Memories

All things tips, software reviews, camera reviews, etc.

Practical Photography Tips is a website all about helping you take better photos!

Adorable 2For many people photography is about capturing memories. Whether it's one of our favorite places, a unique moment in time or a special person, object, or animal in our lives, photography is about capturing those memories and preserving them.

With digital photography it is easier than ever to preserve life's memories through photography and there are many different ways of sharing those memories with our friends, family or acquaintances.

It is my hope and desire that the tips and resources you find on this website will help you capture and enjoy many wonderful memories as you learn more about the amazing world of digital photography.

My goal is to offer you practical tips and techniques to help you take better pictures. While photographers of all levels can benefit from the photography techniques and tips found here, my primary focus is to explain the basics of digital photography in simple, easy to understand terms.

Digital Photography Tips

Taking better pictures is all about getting the basic elements of photography right. It is the right combination of these basic elements that allow you to achieve the style of picture that you are are looking to capture. The photography tips section of our website is a great place to find tips for taking pictures of a variety of subjects. Portrait, Landscape, Sports, etc.

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Understanding Exposure

Getting the right exposure is the key to great pictures. Learn how to do that by understanding the relationship between ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Once you understand some basic principles you can begin to master those difficult lighting conditons.

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Digital Camera Settings

While many people are content to simply "shoot away" in automatic mode those who want to get the most from their digital camera will become familiar with with some basic camera settings and modes....

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Understanding Common Photography Terms

If you are new to digital photography it important to understand the "language" used. I hope you will find the explanations on this page helpful in understanding common photography terms.

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Photography Quotes

  • You don't take a photograph.  You ask, quietly, to borrow it. 

  • Photograph:  a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art..

    Ambrose Bierce
  • There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer. 

    Ansel Adams
  • A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.

    Ansel Adams