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Chromatic aberration is the unwanted distortion of colours that you sometimes notice on the edges of your photos. It happens because colours of light have different wavelengths, which means your camera lens refracts them slightly differently. Here's a quick fix to compensate in Photoshop.

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Polarising filters can be an essential part of a photography tool set, as they suppress glare, make blue skies pop and offer an additional way to control the light in your scene. And if you have some old electronics that you can mine for spare parts, you might already have a filter.

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You might think it’s cute to snap a photo of your toddler running around in a playground or having a temper tantrum, and then posting it on social media. But did you ever think it might be a mistake, or even illegal?

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You've likely noticed that most city street lights aren't quite pure white. Some emit a warm, orange colour, while others are cold and green. When you're shooting photos that can be an annoyance if you don't want the colours to distract from your scene, but the types of light used are so common that you can easily compensate for them.

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Dear Lifehacker, My 15 year old son has really started getting into photography - it has quickly become one of his favourite subjects at school. I'd love to get him a decent camera (under $1000) that can grow with him and his skills, for a few years at least. What's the best direction to go in?

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It can be hard enough getting the family together at Christmas, let alone getting good photos of everyone. Who'd have thought Christmas tree lights could make the ordeal that much trickier? Turns out if you're not careful, you could end up with a bunch of shots with tree lights that look off or super-bright, ruining your images.

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There are many ways to take a good photograph: positioning and lighting, compelling subject matter and decent equipment can all play a role. However, it's also possible to boost the quality of your photos via a few simple tricks. With that in mind, here are 21 camera hacks from the Lifehacker archives - from candid photography tips to cheap DIY accessories.

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Everyone loves group photos, but getting one where everyone looks natural when they know they're on camera isn't easy. The key is to look as relaxed as possible, even if you're the one taking the shot and encouraging your subjects to pose. Here's what we mean.