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It’s not the camera!

Allow me to share a secret with you. It’s not the camera that takes great pictures, it’s the Photographer. How often have you heard someone say “That’s a great picture, you must have a really nice camera”? Yeah, me, too. It is frustrating when people attribute all of your hard work to the equipment. Read more It’s not the camera!

RAW vs JPEG Real World Example

There has been a debate since the beginning of serious digital photography: Should you shoot in RAW or Jpeg? I personally choose based on the final goal of the image. If I am shooting a serious landscape, or other image where I know I am going to do additional post processing in Lightroom later (see the previous tip), then I shoot in RAW. If I am shooting my kids birthday party for my wife to use for scrapbooking, I shoot in Jpeg. But why the difference? First we have to understand what the practical difference is between RAW vs JPEG. Read more RAW vs JPEG Real World Example