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Learn how to use a digital camera and pick up some digital photography tips and techniques with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Rental cars or apartments
- Landmarks or signs
- Contact information
- Camera phone
- And familiar places
Use it for rentals
Snap photos of the existing blemishes on rental cars and in apartments to protect yourself from having to pay unwarranted fees or losing a security deposit.
Find your way back
Take pictures of landmarks and signs near your hotel or parking spot when you travel to find your way back after a day of sightseeing.
Keep track of kids
Snap a pic of your kids when you're on vacation or in a big crowd. If they get lost, you'll be able to show a police officer what they look like.
Use it as a digital notepad
Make digital notes to yourself -- take pictures of hairstyles you want to copy, knitting patterns, or even recipes you might try.
Take a "before" photo
Take a "before" photo of a keyboard or other gadget before you clean or repair it so you'll know how to put it back together.
Keep maps handy
Take a closeup shot of the map at an amusement park, airport, or mall so you can check your location without stopping at every kiosk.
Give your camera an i.d.
Keep a photo of your contact information under the word "reward" in your camera's permanent memory so it can be easily returned if you leave it behind.
Keep in touch with loved ones
Send a camera phone picture of where you are and what you're doing to your parents or friends throughout the day -- it's easier and more fun than texting.
Take photos of familiar places to make clues for a treasure hunt that will lead your kid or your better half to a fun surprise. There's almost no limit to the fun and practical uses of a digital camera.