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Shooting Great Video

Here's a list of tips and best practices for shooting great video on location.

Note: much of this text is adapted from CNN's iReport toolkit series of "How To" articles. http://www.cnn.com/exchange/ireports/toolkit/pdfs/xchg.videotips.pdf

Taking Great Photos

Even the most inexpensive point-and-shoot camera can yield beautiful photos. Conversely, you can still take bad photos with the fanciest SLR camera.  It's all about knowing how to use your camera and being prepared. Here are some tips to help you get great photos.

Note: this text is adapted from http://www.basic-digital-photography.com/shooting-photos.html

  1. Know Your Camera Chances are, you've never read the 100-page manual that came with your digital camera; you learned to use it just by fiddling around. You owe it to yourself, however, to be acquainted with the ins and outs of your camera. Learn how to control exposure, how to use different camera modes and how to use the flash. The knowledge you gain about the camera will be invaluable when you're out in the field.