Reducing image noise

Image "noise" refers to random artifacts found in some images, normally as a result of a high iso (sensor sensitivity) setting. In the image below taken at iso1600, noise is…

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Why shoot RAW?

DSLR cameras can create several types of image file. One is the well known jpeg which is a compressed bitmap file processed in the camera using the settings you have…

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Perfect exposure

If you have your camera in green auto mode or aperture priority mode, your camera will make a decision about the exposure. Most times it will make a good decision…

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Macro Photography

When the topic of macro photography is raised people often think of close ups of small objects. That's quite true but macro photography strictly speaking refers to creating images where…

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Lens Filters

Filters attach to the front of your lens and modify light entering your camera.  The screw in type add some physical protection for the front lens element which is why…

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Its all about the light

Experts agree to take really effective images you need to understand and be able to control light. From subtle sunset or sunrise light, to balancing indoor light, capturing captivating landscapes,…

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Holiday Photography

Journalist Nick Trend has a few words to say about travel photography. Apparently looking through the lens "interrupts the joy of discovery and ruins the moment for other travelers". Really?…

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