David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/8/13 5:47 p.m.

Some photo tips for photographing your tech tips:

Using an iPhone? If so, is the camera lens covered in pocket lint? A quick swipe with a Q-tip can fix it. Also, if using an iPhone, the HDR option can be your friend, especially in low light.

Using a point-and-shoot? If it has a macro setting, use it for close-ups.

Crappy light? Close-ups plus flash usually isn't a great combination. Try stepping back and zooming in if using the flash.

Natural light is usually preferred, but it can also lead to blurry photos in a dark shop. No tripod? Try resting the camera on something--anything, really, that's around or at least steady the camera against something solid. Don't hold your breath when shooting, either: Let out a breath and then pop the photo. That seems to work best.

Digital film is cheap, too, so shoot something a couple of different ways.

Thanks for sharing all of the tech tips, too.

Zomby Woof
Zomby Woof PowerDork
12/8/13 9:22 p.m.

Good pointers. The only thing I know about photography is that a pic saves me a pile of typing.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/8/13 10:12 p.m.

The first day of high school photo class, our teacher said that our first assignment would be a 5000-word essay. There was much moaning from the students. Then we realized what he meant: a five-photo photo essay.

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
12/9/13 5:08 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens:

He'll be here all semester folks. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

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