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Dave's Favorites: ShortCourses in Digital Photography

Of course, I know that most of my longtime readers already know the basics of digital photography. But my boss tells me that we get readers all the time. (Welcome aboard, folks! Good to see you.) And newbies can sometimes benefit from an overview of the basics of digital photography--like how to shop for a camera, how to change file size, and how to use your camera's various exposure modes. For you old-timers, what about your friends, cousins, and sisters-in-law? Getting tired of explaining the basics of digital photography to them? Steer them to some good resources.

Thankfully, you've got a lot of options. I need to put food on the table, so, I always recommend my own book, How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera, which is available at Amazon.

And you can always browse through our very own Digital Focus archives to read old features or see previous Hot Pics of the Week.

But if you're looking for a great little collection of tips, tricks, tutorials, and novice-friendly explanations, be sure to visit ShortCourses.com. This site, built by author Denny Curin, represents the fruit of his research while writing his own book on digital photography. Denny has collected a lot of interesting and useful information and arranged it into a bunch of lessons (like "Choosing a Digital Camera" and "Displaying and Sharing Digital Photos") as well as a Web log with various discoveries he has made along the way. Be sure to check it out--or e-mail the link to those friends who keep asking you questions.

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