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Accessories: Increase Your Digital Camera's Versatility

Selecting and buying a digital camera isn't the end of the process. You also may need to purchase some digital camera accessories, which are add-on devices and products that improve your experience with the digital camera, including memory cards, interchangeable lenses, and spare batteries.
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How to Attach DSLR Accessories
One of the best aspects of a DSLR camera is that you have quite a few options for learning how to attach DSLR accessories, providing more features.

Troubleshooting Lens Filters
Use these tips to make the most of camera filters and troubleshoot any problems.

Troubleshooting Macro Flash Units
Some built-in flash units or speedlight flash units can wash out a macro photo. Use these tips for making the most of your macro flash unit.

Underwater Photography Equipment
With underwater photography, you have to take extra precautions to protect your digital camera from the water. Use these tips to make sure your underwater photography equipment is safe.

Speedlight Tips
The most common and easiest way to add light to a scene when using a DSLR or DIL camera is a small flash unit, also called a speedlight, that attaches to the hot shoe of your camera.

Learning to Use Digital Photo Frames
Digital photo frames are cool and interesting methods for displaying your photos and sharing them with others. Use these tips to learn more about making the most of your digital photo frame.

Troubleshooting Digital Photo Frames
Most digital photo frames work easily, but there are some tricky aspects to using some of the digital photo frames’ advanced features, as well as occasions where the frames simply won't work.

Gel Filters in Flash Units
Creating cool special effects in your photos is easier with gel filters. Try these tips for using gel filters in your photographs.

Using Neutral Density Filters
If you've ever looked at a beautiful landscape photograph and wondered how it's been achieved, the answer probably lies with a neutral density filter. Landscape photographers often use long exposures in their work - particularly to make water and clouds look soft and silky.

Camera Lens Problems
Even the cheapest camera lenses have wonderful optics, and they usually can produce wonderful pictures. But nothing is infallible. Here's how to avoid some common camera lens problems.

Best Camera Lens Performance
The most expensive DSLR lenses won't guarantee perfect pictures if they're not used properly. Here are some simple tips to help you always get the best camera lens performance.

Best Studio Lighting Kits
If you really want to take your photography to the next level, you'll probably want to consider investing in a studio lighting kit. The advantage of studio lights is that you can control the light far more easily, as the lights can be moved around.

Finding DSLR Accessories
Use these tips to learn more about finding DSLR accessories and hardware that is compatible with your DSLR camera, and for learning about your options for finding DSLR accessories.

Best Tripods for DSLR Cameras
Tripods are an extremely useful addition to a photographer's arsenal. They help to prevent camera shake, and they allow for long exposures. Here are some of the best tripods for DSLRs.

Landscape Pictures
Shooting landscape pictures with a point and shoot camera is a process that doesn't have to be difficult, especially if you have the right equipment on hand.

Camera Lens Buying Guide
You've chosen your new DSLR camera, but now you need lenses to go with your new system. Fortunately, this guide should help you decipher the "lens lingo."

Attaching a GPS Unit
With the right equipment, you can have your camera automatically add geotagging information to each photo file you create. Use these tips to more efficiently attach and use a GPS unit with your camera.

Flash Exposure Compensation Tips
Flash exposure compensation is the ability to change the output level, or power level, of the flash unit on the DSLR camera without changing the exposure of the background of the photo. Read on for tips on how to control this aspect of your flash photos.

Are Teleconverters Worth Using?
Investing in a longer telephoto lens for your DSLR camera can be extremely expensive. Fortunately, a cheaper option exists in the form of teleconverters. Learn about teleconverters, and learn whether teleconverters are worth using.

Cleaning Camera Accessories
Although the digital camera body is the primary focus of the photographer when cleaning the equipment, it isn't the only item on which you should focus. It's important to make sure the camera's accessories are cleaned regularly, too.

Troubleshooting Remote Shutters
To keep your remote shutter release unit working properly, try these troubleshooting tips.

Best Lenses for Canon DSLRs
Here are the top 5 DSLR lenses for Canon cameras.

Best Lenses for Nikon DSLRs
These are the top Nikon lenses that will give you a fairly comprehensive selection for most general photography needs.

Camera Lens Fungus
Lens fungus is one of those camera problems that you may not have heard about much, but, depending on the climate in your location, it could be a problem with which you should learn about ... and learn how to clean!

Troubleshooting Macro Lenses
Digital camera interchangeable lenses tend to be pretty easy to use. You connect the lens, and you use the camera -- simple enough. However, there are times when lenses don’t work flawlessly. Use these tips to fix any problems you’re having by troubleshooting macro lenses.

How to Use a Tripod
Using a tripod not just a case of knowing when to use a tripod. You need to know how to use one properly to make sure it's an adequate support to your DSLR.

Tips for Buying Used Camera Lenses
Buying used camera lenses for your DSLR is a far cheaper option for most photographers, although some caution is required. Use these tips for buying used camera lenses to have a successful buying experience.

Choosing Camera Lens Filters
With the advent of DSLRs, many camera filters have become obsolete. However, there are still some filters that are very useful in digital photography. Here are some of the best.

Six Best DSLR Accessories
Learn about the six best DSLR accessories for your DSLR camera, using this list.

Camera Accessory Gift Ideas
If you're looking for great camera gift ideas, but you don't have the budget for a digital camera, it's hard to go wrong with camera accessories. Here are some of the top camera gift ideas.

Camera Lenses Explained
When shopping for a camera, make sure you pick the type of lens that will work well for your situation by learning the camera lens terminology to know.

Tips for Diffusing a Flash
Use these tips to learn more about your options for bouncing or diffusing the light from the flash with your DSLR camera.

DSLR Flash Tips
Use these tips to learn more about your options for using a flash with your DSLR camera.

Building Photography Lighting
For those who enjoy shooting architectural photos, one of the biggest challenges is properly lighting the large architectural structures. Try these tips to help you with the process of finding the proper lighting for building photography.

Guide to Memory Cards
Don't be confused by the numerous types of memory cards that are available for digital cameras. Just know that your type of digital camera can only accept certain types of memory cards. Use this link to learn about the different types.

Tips for Digital Photo Frame Maintenance
If you want to keep your digital photo frame working correctly and clean for optimal viewing, read through the tips included here!

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