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Should you photograph in RAW or JPEG?
Quickly bring out hidden details in your RAW image files
Why won’t Lightroom read my RAW files?
I chose RAW in my camera … why is it capturing a different format?
How to photograph sledding (comprehensive)
Quick Tip: Stop Dumbing Down Your Raw Files
How to Create a Custom Workspace in Luminar 2018 for DJI RAW
How to use LUTs, Luminar 2018 and RAW DJI to Perfect Drone Photos
What the heck are LUTs?
Sunday Comics: Gimmie RAW!!!
What Color Space Should You Use?
How to Make Wildlife Photos Look Great with ACDSee Ultimate

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Quick Tip: Stop Dumbing Down Your Raw Files

Working with Raw Files in Photoshop? One of the major benefits of shooting raw is an increased bit depth.  If you don’t make these two change to your Photoshop Raw workflow, you are just destroying the quality of your raw

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What the heck are LUTs?

What are LUTs? Do you know what a LUT is? You may not unless you have worked with video editing and color grading. LUT stands for Look Up Table. A LUT is a file that transforms one range of colors

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What Color Space Should You Use?

I spent some time with friends in Rochester, New York last week at a conference at Kodak Alaris. These friends have worked in the imaging industry for a long time and they deal with lots of pictures from lots of

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How to Make Wildlife Photos Look Great with ACDSee Ultimate

With wildlife, moments are fleeting and there are, literally, once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. While it is ideal to “get it right in the camera”, I also believe that while we create photos in the camera, we finish them in the digital darkroom. Some moments we capture are worth a little extra work to rescue if a mistake is made in settings or the light wasn’t quite right at the time.

In this article I’ll take you through how I process my wildlife images in the Develop Mode within ACDSee Ultimate 10 to get them looking their best, or to rescue shots that need a little extra help.

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Lightroom FAQ: Edit in Photoshop Options

In a typical workflow, you might start in Lightroom with a raw photo, then send a copy with Lightroom adjustments (Photo > Edit In > Edit in Photoshop) for additional editing. This copy will become either a PSD or TIF

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First Test: Shooting Raw on iOS 10

Last night, Apple pushed out the first update to iOS 10 (there had been a lot of reports of people locking up their phones when updating).  I plugged the phone into the computer, did a full backup, then installed. Flash forward

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Apple’s New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cameras

Apple have just announced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Of course, we’re most interested in the camera(s) specs. iOS 10 Shoots RAW That’s right, now you can shoot RAW photos on your iPhone, and it doesn’t even

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ON1’s Photo RAW Project

ON1 recently announced their upcoming software, Photo RAW, and it sounds like it may be a really good solution for most photographers (read more about the features here). They are striving to make the best RAW photo editor, which is

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Avoiding memory card chaos

As photographers, we often take for granted one of the most important pieces of equipment we can invest in — memory cards. Whether you use CF or SD cards, there’s some simple things to remember in order to avoid card failure.

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Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure with Kevin Ames

Exposure Tactics: Mastering exposure

This Exposure Tactics post explains what a “technically proper” exposure is and how to get there. Remember I said technically proper, not creatively right. The three photos above are with different exposures. Each one brings out a different feeling or

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Mind Your Own Business: New year, new plans!

Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today Skip and I have a detailed discussion about what photographers can do to make 2021 (and 2022, actually) better than ever. “Growth

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Going wide with 24mm for street photography

For many photographers, 35mm is the ideal focal length for street photography. However, if you’ve ever been curious about wide you can go with your choice of lenses for this genre, the quick video above by Pierre Lambert will give

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Five exercises to help you see

We are all photographers. Phones. Tablets. Cameras. Every one of us can at almost any given moment take a photo. The question is how can you make your images different from anyone else’s? “The real voyage of discovery consists not

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