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A Simple Workflow for RAW Processing

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In a previous article I discussed 7 reasons to shoot RAW. If you are looking for the most flexibility and the best image quality you can squeeze from your camera, RAW is the way to go. In this post I’m going to discuss a simple workflow for RAW that will produce a nice final result.

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A Few Tips for Using Rectangular Filters in Photography

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This is the first article of a two part series about the world of rectangular filters. These are the ones you use along with a filter holder instead of screwing them to the lens. The most popular filter used from a holder is the graduated neutral density filter (grad-ND) and I will discuss a basic setup and a few tips.

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The ND Filter: Turning Average Photos into Extraordinary Images

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If a neutral density filter isn’t a part of your photography gear collection, perhaps this side-by-side comparison will convince you of its value. Visuals speak volumes, and although you may read of the many benefits of an ND filter, it’s always nice to see the difference it can make.

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Two Ways to Capture More Color in Your Landscape Photos

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When I first started photographing landscapes, I thought buying an SLR would instantly provide me with deeper, more colorful landscape photos. In theory, I was right – it provided me with the means to capture more vibrant landscapes, but I still needed to take extra steps to make it happen.

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7 Reasons to Shoot RAW

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I have nothing against JPGs but I think a photographer should only shoot RAW except in special circumstances where JPGs are needed, for example when having to shoot burst speed. In this short article I will list my top 7 reasons to shoot in RAW.

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How To Take Photos of the Sun with your DSLR

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In the coming days the Sun will get a lot of attention. On May 20th, the US west coast will be able to see an annular eclipse of the Sun and then on June 5/6 Venus will transit the disc of the Sun, an event that will only be repeated in 105 years. In this article I will present basic information on how to photograph these events and the Sun in general using a DSLR camera.

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How to Photograph the Milky Way

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Photographing our own galaxy: The Milky Way is a great experience. From a dark location without light pollution the dusty band of the Milky Way is a wonderful sight to the naked eye and it looks even better in long exposure photographs.

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