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HDR Photography: RAW or JPEG Format?

HDR Photography: RAW or JPEG Format?

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, “I only shoot RAW” (you could substitute JPEG for RAW here) I would be rich. Truth be told, if one limits one’s self to a single format then, I suggest, that one has established limits that are simply stifling one’s creative choices. Many […]

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HDR Photography and Equipment

HDR Photography and Equipment

Because I lead workshops, I am often asked if a point and shoot digital camera is okay. Well, the simple answer is absolutely yes. Here is a little story to illustrate my point. Let’s say that two photographers wake up early one morning for a full day of shooting. They both want to capture HDR […]

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High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR)

High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR)

High dynamic range (HDR) photography captivates viewers through its bedazzling attention to details and its stunning array of color. Rich and beautiful images created using HDR techniques directly responds to the age old problem of not being able to record what the eye can see. HDR overcomes this limitation and more. From the earliest days […]

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How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

How to Use Bokeh in Photography to Isolate a Subject

In this tutorial, I discuss the technique of isolating the subject matter of your photograph using the focusing technique of bokeh. Bokeh is a Japanese word that roughly translates as the aesthetic quality of the blur. The technique uses depth of field to isolate a subject against a background that is out of focus. The […]

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Tone Mapping in Photography: HDR Effect

Tone Mapping in Photography: HDR Effect

When creating HDR images one must be concerned with the HDR look. But what exactly is the HDR look? If one wants to be technical then the look is defined as a tone mapped look; an image that is the product of the merging of three or more bracketed exposures that is the result of […]

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Metering in Photography

Metering in Photography

Many amateur photographers (and even some professionals) rely on the built in through the lens, or TTL, metering systems provided by their cameras. In the digital age, one must pay strict attention to many factors in order to get it right using TTL exposure metering. I want to discuss four factors to consider when using […]

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Dynamic Range in the World of Photography

Dynamic Range in the World of Photography

Look at something other than your computer screen for a moment and take note of the world around you. You should notice bright highlights and dark shadow areas without much of a problem. Film and digital sensors do not see as well as you do. The shadows and highlights may be quantified as numbers that […]

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Dynamic Range and Contrast in Photography

Dynamic Range and Contrast in Photography

HDR photography allows one to stretch one’s creative approach to the photographic image in ways that never before seemed possible. Like any approach, however, one must learn some basic elements of the craft before one becomes truly proficient in the art afforded by the technique. In this post I explore some basic concepts of dynamic […]

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