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How to Keep Your Camera Lenses Clean

I’ve stressed time and time again here on How-To Geek: the lens is as important, if not more important, than the camera to which it’s attached. If your photos are blurry because there are smudges on your lens, there’s n...

What is Apple True Tone and How Do I Use It?

If you’ve used a recent iPhone, iPad Pro, or 2018 MacBook Pro, you might have come across a new switch in your display settings. True Tone is intended to make the color of the display appear more natural, and it works....

How to Always Take Sharp Photos

A sharp photo is one where the subject is in focus with clear lines, crisp details, and no (unintended) blurring. It’s generally a sign of a high-quality, technically excellent image. Here’s how to make sure you always ta...

What Is Focus Stacking?

A big part of photography is coming up with creative ways to overcome the limits of the laws of physics. One of these techniques is focus stacking.

When You Shouldn’t Shoot RAW Images

RAW images contain a lot more data than JPEGs. If you’re using a DSLR or mirrorless camera, you should be shooting with RAW most of the time—it makes the most of what your camera is capable. You can even shoot RAW on your...

What Is Composition In Photography?

Photography isn’t just a technical pastime; it’s an art. While it’s important to understand how to control your camera, it should be so you can capture the kind of photos you want, rather than so you can take boring, if...

How to Send High Quality Photos Online

If you want to send high quality original photos to your friends and family, then there’s really only one good way to do it: with a cloud storage provider. Social networks like Facebook and Instagram don’t store the origi...

How to Use Leading Lines for Stronger Photos

As you get better at photography, you need to start making deliberate choices about the composition of your images. The rule of thirds just won’t cut it anymore. One of the simplest and most powerful composition techniques ...

Why is Aperture Priority Mode So Good?

Read any good photography tutorial—including all the ones on this site—and you’ll see one bit of advice repeated over and over again: shoot using Aperture Priority mode. So, why do so many professional photographers lov...

What Is Exposure Compensation in Photography?

When you use your camera in some automatic modes like Program—or one of the semi-manual modes like Aperture Priority or Shutter Speed Priority—you don’t give up total control over everything: you can still control the e...
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