New to photography? Start here.
If you're the proud owner of a compact camera or starter DSLR, and have no idea what to do next, you've come to the right place.
Mason Resnick -
September 7, 2009
You don't have to be a technical genious or graduate from some fine-arts program to take great pictures. Just a few simple tips are all you need to get started shooting family, vacations and holidays and end up with a collection of pictures you would be proud of.
People Picture Tips
If you are looking for tips to help you take better pictures of your friends and family, be sure to check out Family Photo Basics, how to take better baby pictures with First food and nap, then photos, and How to dress for a family photo.
Fix the Pix!
We recently a special 14-part series about how-to tips to help snapshooters get great shots and avoid typical snapshooting mistakes or overcome challenging shooting situations. Check it out!
Learn more about your digital camera
We've also published many articles about using digital cameras, including Troubleshooting your Digital Point-and-Shoot camera, which offers invaluable advice just in case something goes wrong, an article that answers the question "Does face detection really work?"
If you're ready to take advantage of one your camera's more advanced features, or are thinking about stepping up to a Starter DSLR, be sure to read Digital Camera Basics: What is Depth of Field to learn how to fine-tune the look of your photos.
If you are still thinking about which camera to buy, check out Six features to look for when buying a compact digital camera, if you're still deciding and our many camera The Best...Right Now buying guides.
Enjoy using your digital camera!
-Mason Resnick, Editor, Adorama Learning Center