Dslr Tutorial

How To : Shoot HD video on a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera

Eager to make a foray into the world of high-quality HD video with a Canon EOS 7D or Rebel T2i DSLR camera but don't know one end of the kit lens from the other? Never fear: This nine-part video tutorial offers a number of useful pointers for would-be shooters, discussing ever ...more

How To : Fine Tune Your AF on a Nikon DSLR

You can manipulate the AF fine-tune on your Nikon DSLR in order to optimize the sharpness and resolution of your lenses. This is a great tool for achieving the highest picture quality possible. Sharpness and focus are two of the most basic properties of a good, quality image. ...more

How To : Use the Canon 500D dslr

Rick Bradbury shows you the basics of using the Canon 500D. He goes through the menu settings, lens mounts, and standard operation. This video also explains every button. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use the Canon 500D dslr.

How To : Clean the camera contacts on a DSLR

When the camera has trouble auto focusing the first step to take is to clean the contacts on the lens. If it continues then the contacts on the camera may need cleaning. When you clean the contacts in the camera you have to be extremely careful because they are inside the shut ...more

How To : Take pictures of lightning with a Nikon DSLR

Here is a detailed video that explains techniques and equipment you can use to take pictures of a lightning storm. Yes, take photographs in an actual lightning storm. You will definitely need a tripod to take a photograph with a long exposure and a plastic bag to protect your ...more

How To : Easy DSLR Project—Get Unfocused!

(Difficulty Level: from Newby to Expert) Digital cameras can produce freaky sharp images—it’s one thing that sets them apart from film cameras. A DSLR doesn’t have grain, it has noise—and that sounds a lot less charming for a reason. If you shoot at a low ISO, high f-stop and ...more

How To : Make a Helmet Cam (DSLR)

I'm in the middle of a project right now that uses POV for every shot. One of these shots involves a person swinging a golf club. A normal steadi-cam doesn't work very well for this, so I thought it might be easier to just build a helmet cam. Here's how I did it: Gather Suppl ...more

How To : Do time lapse with a Nikon DSLR

Time lapse is a great, transcendent storytelling device that can be used for transitions in narrative, documentary, and corporate work. Watch as this series of videos help you set up and execute a proper time lapse sequence. Part 1 of 4 - How to Do time lapse with a Nikon DSLR ...more

How To : Shoot at night when using a DSLR camera

One task to which DSLRs are particularly well suited is nighttime shooting. Fast, wide-aperture lenses make the most out of available light. In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to film at ni ...more

How To : Use the Nikon DSLR Autofocus system

Nikon DSLR's have different Autofocus settings depending on your shooting situation. You can manipulate the multi-point settings as well as continues focus settings. Note that there are specific setting differences between lower end Nikon DSLR's (D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70 ...more

News : So You Just Bought Your First DSLR. Now What?

Moving up from a point and shoot to a digital single lens reflex camera is a big step. And actually, a DSLR can be a better buy than a new point and shoot, many of which rival the prices of entry level or used DSLRs. Keep in mind when you buy a new body, the lenses are the mos ...more

How To : Make a two axis panning timelapse head for DSLR

Way too much to explain here but, here is a quick overview so you can see where I'm headed with this new head. This tutorial video will give you an idea of how to make a camera attachment that will allow you to pan in two axes and take time lapse shots.

How To : Turn a Manfrotto tripod into a DIY DSLR car mount

In this clip, you'll learn a simple method for modifying a Manfrotto tripod into a fun, functional car mount for your Canon or Nikon digital single-lens reflex camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To : Install and set up a Red Camera DSLR Gunstock Shooter

Scott Lynch from Zacuto goes through a complete installation and setup of a Zacuto DSLR Gunstock shooter including how to install a version 1 Z-Finder. The Zacuto DSLR Gunstock shooter is a device for the Red Camera. Search WonderHowTo for more great Red Camera tutorial videos.

How To : Convert DSLR 50P and 60P footage to slow motion

HDDSLR Guru, Philip Bloom, quickly demonstrates how to convert 50P and 60P footage captured on Canon DSLR's to slow motion for a hyper-cinematic effect. It's really simple; just a few clicks and you've got artifact-free footage! Convert DSLR 50P and 60P footage to slow motion. ...more

How To : Use an affordable lens hood for your DSLR camera

A great way to get picture perfect shots and protect your camera in the process is to use a lens hood. When shooting on your DSLR outdoors, a lens hood will definitely come in handy. In this tutorial, learn how to get the best and most affordable lens cover for your camera and ...more

How To : Use Vibration Reduction or VR on a Nikon DSLR lens

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use Vibration Reduction (VR). Vibration Reduction is the name if an image stabilizer engine that helps estimating unwanted blurriness when using slow shutter speeds or panning shots. VR has two modes: Normal and Active. Normal mode ...more

How To : Install the D Focus DSLR Mount on a Canon 5D

When you're first working with a digital single-lens reflex camera, there's a lot to learn. Setting up a D|Focus DSLR mount can look particularly complicated, but in this tutorial you'll learn all the steps. Now you're ready to start taking shots like a pro. (Note that this tu ...more

How To : Use EV Compensation on a Nikon DSLR

Understanding the EV Compensation feature on Nikon DSLR's is extremely valuable when shooting with a flash. Adjustments enable you to fine-tune exposure, flash settings, as well as more general settings. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use EV Compensation on a Nikon DSLR. Part 2 of 2 - ...more

HowTo : Make a DSLR Helmet Cam

Modernhuman of WonderHowTo's Canon EOS 7D World posts a simple HowTo for making your own DSLR Helmet Cam for approximately $150 in parts: "I'm in the middle of a project right now that uses POV for every shot. One of these shots involves a person swinging a golf club. A norma ...more

How To : Take an infrared photograph with a DSLR camera

Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more

How To : Clean the rear LCD on a DSLR

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean the rear LCD on a camera. Begin by dry cleaning using Giottos Rocket Blower and nylon fine brush. Users will also need a isopropyl rubbing alcohol and microfiber cloth. Users may also need gloves to protect their hands from th ...more

How To : Use the mode dial on a Canon EOS DSLR camera

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the mode dial to switch between the various shooting modes available on your Canon EOS DSLR. This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, ste ...more

How To : Shoot great-looking video with a DSLR

In this video tutorial from renowned DSLR cinematographer Philip Bloom and the staff of Vimeo, we receive some tips on how to get the most out of a DSLR like the Canon 7D, T2i (550D) or 5D Mark II when shooting video.

How To : Get the best sound when filming with a DSLR

Digital SLRs are known for their high image quality, but what about audio? This panel discussion shows you how you can set up your shots and equipment to ensure you get the best possible audio for your next film project.

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