Raw vs JPEG

Raw vs JPEG

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If you have been taking digital photographs for years, and chances are you have been, then you are certainly familiar with the JPEG file format. This format is the standard digital photo format for every digital camera in use today. Whether it is a point-and-shoot, DSLR, or your smartphone, the digital camera you are using creates digital photos in the …

The Raw Image Format

The Raw Image Format

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The raw image format is the closest file format to be considered the digital negative of digital photography cameras. This format contains the unprocessed (no sharpening, white balance, or other in-camera adjustments have been made) “raw” pixel information that comes straight from the camera’s sensor. Because raw files contain data that hasn’t been processed the files need to be post-processed …

Introduction to White Balance

Introduction to White Balance

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All digital cameras have a setting that allows you to change the white balance (WB) of a photo. The concept of white balance is not complex as the concept of obtaining proper exposure, but adjusting white balance can help in creating better photos. White balance is basically the process of changing the colors of your photos, such as removing an …

The Best Way to Backup Digital Photos

The Best Way to Backup Digital Photos

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Every once and awhile I read an article about a lost smartphone or digital camera. Both of these devices contain similar files – digital photos or videos. The interesting part about articles regarding missing devices is that it isn’t the device the owner is concerned about, it is the digital photos that are stored on the devices. Similar concerns can …

9 Effective Tips to Make Your Photos Tack-Sharp

9 Effective Tips to Make Your Photos Tack-Sharp

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Learning to make your photos tack-sharp takes time, patience, and the right equipment. When I first started to learn digital photography I was always disappointed with how many of my photographs weren’t as sharp as I wanted them to be. As with many things in life, getting tack-sharp photographs from my camera took some learning and some experimenting. Below are …

What to Do With Your Older Digital Photos

What to Do With Your Older Digital Photos

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Throughout my years of blogging I have learned many things about writing and publishing content online. After several years of blogging I have had many posts that I have left to the ages of time. One of the great things about blogging is that while I have posts written many years ago they haven’t disappeared from the Internet, and still …

How to Take Affordable Macro Photos

How to Take Affordable Macro Photos

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Macro photography has always fascinated me. It allows a photographer to explore a world that we cannot see with the naked eye. The detail that can be uncovered by macro photography is astounding, and the smaller the subject matter, the more interesting it can be. The one downside to macro photography, for me that is, is that I don’t take …

Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Camera Exposure

Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Camera Exposure

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If you are looking to produce the best photographs from your camera as possible then you will need to understand exposure. Exposure is simply the amount of light that reaches your camera’s sensor when you are taking a photo. Getting the exposure of a photo right will prevent your photos from either being too bright, or too dark – both …