RAW or not RAW
The RAW format will never be accepted. Never means “never”, and not “not in the near future”. Old photographers remember that before its appearance there were several formats that, although…

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Camera modes
Today, any digital camera offers the photographer a frightening variety of shooting modes. Due to the fact that the instructions for the cameras describe the features and purpose of a…

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Capacity
The bit depth or color depth of a digital image is the number of binary bits (bits) used to encode the color of a single pixel. It is necessary to…

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RAW or JPEG?

The electrical signal generated at the time of shooting by the matrix of a digital camera enters the camera processor as an array of digitized, but not yet processed or, if you like, “raw” data. This data is then either recorded without further processing on a memory card in the form of a so-called. RAW-file, or pre-processed by the camera processor, which forms a full-fledged image on their basis and saves it in JPEG format. JPEG photos are the final product of the photographic process and are fully suitable for viewing, printing, publishing on the Internet or any other practical needs. Pictures saved as RAW files must be edited in a special converter program, which allows you to convert raw data provided by the matrix into a graphic image in JPEG or TIFF format. Shooting in RAW is used in cases where the photographer for one Continue reading

How to learn to take pictures

Why are amateur pictures so weak? First of all, because the ordinary photographer is not aware of their weaknesses. This is not a big deal if the snapshot function is strictly protocol. Such photos will be valuable to their author, his relatives and friends as a memory of some big or small event: birthday, a picnic, a well-spent vacation. The trouble happens when a person who picks up a camera realizes himself to be a creator and begins to run wildly, avoiding even the shadow of a doubt of his own giftedness and being unshakably sure that the excess of creative energy easily compensates for the superficiality of knowledge and a careless attitude to work. That is, even if he worked on his own health, but he also puts it all on the Internet, insistently demanding attention and compliments. Having received them, he begins to drift, but not received Continue reading

How to use autofocus
Autofocus or autofocus for most photographic scenes is the preferred solution over manual focus. In skilled hands, autofocus focuses more precisely, and, most importantly, faster than the average photographer. However,…

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Time for shooting
Not every beautiful scene constantly looks really beautiful. Moreover, as a rule, we must make a lot of effort, be patient and observant in order to show the subject in…

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Optimum Aperture Selection
The ability to effectively use an existing lens has a much greater effect on the sharpness of a photograph than the choice of the lens itself. The number of apertures…

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Basic camera settings
I recommend to any novice photographer, whenever possible, to actively use the automation of the camera. This applies to matrix metering, autofocus, automatic white balance, and everything else that only…

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