Rabbi David
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How can I determine the minimum shutter speed to avoid blur from camera shake?
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Okay, mine is not a technical answer, but I think it has some merit that the technical answers lack: empiricism. Try using different speeds and see what you can hand-hold. For each lens (and zoom ...

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How and why do you use an image histogram?
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I'm not a technical photographer and never made much use of the histograms that I've been seeing for the last 5 or 6 years, until this summer. I went to Israel with family this summer, and as the goal ...

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Should I buy a DSLR to get started?
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I found that when I switched to a DSLR from a point-and-shoot digital, the quality of my photos improved dramatically. Not because the camera made me a better photographer, but because the camera was ...

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What are the best resources to learn techniques for using a Nikon D90?
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As ahockley and Guffa suggest, but don't necessarily break out this way, you have two different needs. Learn about how to be a good photographer. Learn how to use your camera. You will need to ...

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Is it better to have one large memory card or several smaller ones?
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My preference is always to carry at least 2 memory cards, just in case something goes wrong. At the moment, that means I'm carrying around one very large card and one smallish card. While I like ...

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What do I need for a camera kit for a family photoshoot?
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Patience Camera Lots of Memory Sense of humor Napkins/tissues/paper towels for cleaning up faces (depending on ages of subjects) Brush/comb and maybe detangling solution Patience

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Free program for editing pictures
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I want to put in a a plug for picasa. I know it's simple, and doesn't adequately "respect the RAW," but it gives me good results for web-based viewing or smallish snapshots (I'm not sure I would want ...

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What are your photography tips for people who are casual photographers?
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Fill your frame: get closer to your subject, use the zoom or crop the picture afterwards to really focus on the subject. All too often, people get lost in the scenery. A shot just of faces tends to be ...

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How can I tell when it's time to replace (not just change) my rechargeable batteries?
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This is a really simplistic answer, and I assume that the issue is that you don't know which of several batteries is bad, in which case this answer doesn't help, but on the off chance this helps: you ...

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Why are pictures I download using the Nikon Wu-1a adapter fuzzy when ones I transfer via cable are clear?
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My experience of the Nikon wu-1a is that it doesn't download fullsize images. It will not transfer NEF images, and my recollection is that transfers a reduced size jpeg. Therefore, a detailed photo ...

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Is a Nikkor 70-300mm lens compatible with a Nikon D3300?
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Your friend is wrong. The only problem could be whether the lens has a built in autofocus motor. Some of the older Nikkor lenses aren't AF-S, which means they would be manual focus only with the 3300.

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Which is the best and affordable camera for newbie or amateur?
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It sounds like you might be happiest with a small point and shoot that you will have with you when you travel. One key feature to look at is shutter-lag. The most frustrating aspect of p&s cameras ...

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What are must have accessories?
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Spare lenses Spare Battery Extra memory Something I'm comfortable cleaning a lens with.

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Where can I buy high quality greetings cards blanks in the UK?
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My solution is somewhat different, but much less expensive. I buy letter-sized (8.5 x 11 inch) cardstock, cut it in half on a paper cutter to get two pieces of cardstock which are 8.5 x 5.5 inches. I ...

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How to troubleshoot Nikon D5100 not powering up?
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This is probably all stuff you've done--but just in case: On the D5100, the LCD screen flips out and around. By default, you don't see it. If you see the word "Nikon" on the back of the camera, flip ...

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