Digital Camera Tips Offered for July 4th Weekend

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Computer and technology help website MalekTips (http://malektips.com/july4/) offers these digital photography tips for the July 4th weekend. With numerous Americans traveling, eating at picnics, enjoying fireworks shows, and spending time with their families, a digital camera is a great way to record these unforgettable memories.

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Computer and technology help website MalekTips (http://malektips.com/july4/) offers these digital photography tips for the July 4th weekend. With numerous Americans traveling, eating at picnics, enjoying fireworks shows, and spending time with their families, a digital camera is a great way to record these unforgettable memories.

First, read your digital camera's manual before taking a trip, having a picnic, or heading to a party. Capturing the moment may require changing a few settings such as shutter speed to take fast photos of sporting events, white balance to capture realistic color, and exposure compensation to brighten up darker photographs, and it's no fun fiddling with knobs and controls while trying to enjoy yourself at the festivities.

It's often difficult to take 'perfect' poses of your kids. Sometimes unplanned or action shots work the best. A photo of your child just as he or she bites into a big, juicy watermelon can be much more memorable than a classic pose of him or her sitting on a picnic blanket. A scene of them running around chasing lightning bugs also makes a great photograph; just make sure to adjust your camera settings for the dusk or night sky. Many digital cameras have pre-set modes for low-light conditions.

Exciting fireworks photos take a lot of practice, patience, and quick reflexes. Bring a tripod if possible; you'll want to take long exposures of the night sky, and a tripod helps reduce the chances of blurred images due to 'camera shake'. If that is not possible, hold your digital camera close to your face, elbows touching your stomach to brace your digital camera against your body. When you snap a photograph, keep the shutter button held down until the camera fully takes its exposure to reduce camera shake. And shoot often; you're not wasting film!

About MalekTips

MalekTips is a computer information website run by Envision Programming, a software company based in Knoxville, TN. Online since 1998, the website has stuck to its mission statement of "offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the Internet populace." MalekTips can be found on the World Wide Web at http://malektips.com/ and its digital photography section is at http://malektips.com/digital_cameras_help_and_tips.html . Other sections include Windows XP help at http://malektips.com/windows_xp_help_and_tips.html and Internet Explorer tips at http://malektips.com/internet_explorer_help_and_tips.html .

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Andrew Malek

Envision Programming

865-691-0783

http://www.malektips.com/

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