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Digital Image Education | From Raw to Proof to Print

Digital Image Education | From Raw to Proof to Print

I get asked the following question (or similar) often enough that it warrants a good blog post. Why do my images looks flat and boring when I shoot in Raw Capture Mode? I feel like my exposures are good, but I am just not seeing…

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Understanding Digital Exposure | Step 2. Aperture

Understanding Digital Exposure | Step 2. Aperture

Continuing our discussion of understanding digital exposure, lets move on to Step 2. Aperture. If you ever hear someone talking about f-stops, shooting wide open, bokeh or depth of field, chances are they are referring to Aperture. Aperture (AKA F-STOP) is the opening of your…

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Advice – Excerpts and Link to a great post.

Advice – Excerpts and Link to a great post.

A good friend of mine referred me to some beautiful B&W film photography, so of course I peaked around a bit. I always love to learn more about the artist when I am drawn to their work. The photographer is Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai. Her B&W…

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Understanding Digital Exposure – Step 1. – ISO

Understanding Digital Exposure – Step 1. – ISO

Before diving into your camera’s meter, I want to break down the components of exposure. I like to start off with ISO. When I walk into a shooting situation, I ask myself is these questions: What is the LOWEST ISO I can use to achieve…

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I have a great camera, but…

I have a great camera, but…

…my pictures do not look like the images advertised. How many of us purchase a camera because “it takes good pictures.” It makes sense right? The heavy hitters of camera makers throw out some great marketing campaigns along with some sample images and we go…

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