Explanation of Camera RAW Files

Adobe Camera RAW Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) and some digital point-and-shoot cameras provide users with the option of shooting in either a .jpg or RAW file. A .jpg file is a standard and universal format for digital images; RAW files are not as standard…

Using the Camera F-Stop

Using the f-stop to adjust aperture is a good way to create selective focus and adjust the light when taking photographs. The f-stop is a camera setting that adjusts the size of the camera’s aperture, which has an affect on two things. The first is…

Using the Sun as a Backdrop

In photography, it is common advice when shooting into the sun to have the sun behind the photographer to light the subjects from the front. Yet there are times when breaking this rule can create a unique image with nice shadow or backlit effects. Instead…

Night Photography

When talking to photographers about the best time to take pictures, many will say it’s during the “magic hour.” The magic hour is that time just after sunrise and just before sunset. The sun is just below or above the horizon, and the light is…

Digital vs. Film Photography

  Traditional photographers might say film is a better way to go when it comes to quality. While anyone who has switched to digital photography can attest, the ease of use and instant feedback of digital files far outweighs the cost and hassle of film….