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RAW vs. DNG

The debate on whether to import and post-process files as RAW or as DNG (Digital Negative) is almost as heated – and opinionated – as whether to shoot with Canon or Nikon. The long and short of it is, “it depends,” and “it’s up to you.” There is no “right” answer. RAW files are digitally […]

Back to Basics: Image Resolution

Image resolution – how much detail an image holds – is measured in pixels per inch, or ppi. It is also referred to by the width and the height of the image as measured in pixels (i.e. 640×427, 1024×683, etc.). The more pixels the image possesses, the better the image quality. Rules of Thumb There […]

Three Things I Wish I Knew Then

Sherry (who writes for PhotoBlog) and I were talking a couple of weeks ago about the things that we wished we knew, or that someone had told us, about photography when we first got started. Those tips or pieces of advice that would have helped us to avoid confusion or mistakes when we were first […]

Establishing a Post-Processing Routine

Having a post-processing routine is beneficial for many reasons, not the least of which is establishing consistency in the final proof of your photographs. I follow a fairly systematic approach when performing post-processing on a set of photographs – often times I’ll have a group of fifty photos or more from a photo shoot, and […]

Editing in Camera Raw

I admit that I don’t fiddle around too much with images in RAW format. I’m on the fence when it comes to shooting in RAW – I don’t really have an opinion about it one way or another. I can see circumstances where it would be really useful; I can see other circumstances where it’s […]

The Power of RAW!

This post is for those who think RAW is a waste of memory, or that JPEG is good enough. The image below is the in-camera JPEG from a Canon Powershot S5 IS, P&S. The extreme under-exposure is intentional. A firmware add-on that enhances the camera’s features (RAW/DNG support, increased max n min shutter-speed, RGB histogram […]