Learn Digital Photography from Web Sites

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Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate

Dear Call Box: I recently purchased a digital camera. Can you recommend ways I can improve my skills?

K.M., Westside

Dear K.M. With digital photos, you have the advantage of immediate feedback and the convenience of e-mailing them. There are some excellent Web sites where you can peruse the text and the photos, read tips and participate in discussions with other digital photo fans.

Here are a few sites:

1. www.dcresource.com.

2.www.imaging-resource.com.

3. www.lonestardigital.com.

Here are some tips from the Kodak Web site that apply to any photography (www.kodak.com):

1. Look your subject in the eye. Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the person's eye level to unleash the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles. For children, that means stooping to their level.

2. A plain background shows off the subject. You don't want the background to dominate. …