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Exploring close-up photography. Here's a helpful short course in close-up photography. Topics include: choosing a lens, dealing with parallax, setting exposures, selecting backgrounds, arranging lighting, and using a flash.
Written by Dennis Curtin. Approximately six printed pages. This article is posted at www.shortcourses.com and will open in a separate browser window.

Close-up photography. Learn how to use your digital camera with close-up and macro lenses - or even a microscope - for close-up work.
Written by Photosolve founder Phil Williams. Approximately five printed pages. This article is posted at www.macedition.com and will open in a separate browser window.

Understanding lenses. Here's a helpful short course in lenses and how to use them for better digital photography.
Written by Dennis Curtin. Approximately twelve printed pages. This article is posted at www.shortcourses.com and will open in a separate browser window.

Converting 35mm negatives into digital images. The Photosolve Xtend-a-Slide converter and other film converters allow you to "grab" a digital image from your film negative. This article will explain the steps needed to restore the original colors to the image. A variation of this article can can also be found at www.macedition.com and will open in a separate browser window.
Written by Photosolve founder Phil Williams. Approximately four printed pages.

Digital astrophotography. Now you can use your digital camera with a telescope for stunning and versatile astrological imaging. Learn how.
Written by Photosolve founder Phil Williams. Approximately five printed pages. This article is posted at www.macedition.com and will open in a separate browser window.

Astro Imaging with Digital Cameras. A great article about using the afocal method for astro imaging and how to hook up your digital camera to a telescope. Good reference sites for adapters.
Written by Edwin L Aguirre. Approximately five printed pages. This article is posted at www.skyandtelescope.com and will open in a separate browser window.

Roll your own lens adapter. In the early days of Photosolve, we posted instructions on building your own lens adapter, using parts available at most hardware stores. For historical interest - and for those of you who like to build things - here's the original article.
Written by Photosolve founder Phil Williams. Approximately three printed pages.

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