Tutorial: A Guide to Focus Stacking

Focus stacking is a technique used to increase the shallow depth-of-field effect (sharp foreground, soft background) in a photograph. At normal shooting distances and magnifications, a shallow depth of field can be achieved by simply taking the lens down a few stops. But for macro photography, where objects appear larger than they do in real …

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A Beginner’s Guide To RAW Photography

Back before digital cameras, photographers weren’t finished after just taking the photo. The image was developed, fine tuned and perfected in the dark room, and each photographer did their developing a little differently, depending on the result they wanted. In a digital camera, a JPEG file is automatically processed, but a RAW file isn’t—giving the …

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Trading In Your Digital Camera

With digital camera technology developing so rapidly, even last year’s cameras feel outdated. The latest and greatest advancements quickly become old news, leaving you to decide whether to settle for the older model or upgrade to the shiniest new digital camera. It’s likely that you want to buy the newer – and supposedly better – camera, …

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Panoramic Photography: 7 Panorama Tips For Simple Yet Breathtaking Photos

Creating panoramas used to involve hours in the darkroom, and even early in the digital photography revolution, an elaborate stitching process inside image programs. Now, most cameras are capable of taking panoramas, even wide 180 degree and even 360 degree images—in-camera, with just a few clicks. But, like any automated camera mode, the panorama feature …

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