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How much editing should you do before declaring images have been edited?
Advice on what to pack in your camera bag for your next holiday trip.
You’ve taken a great shot and, naturally, want to produce as large a print as possible to display. But how can you know just how big you should make it?
Most kit lenses are very versatile. At the wide end they're useful for capturing landscapes, while at the tele position, they become handy portrait lenses. In between, you can use them for group portraits, street photography, tabletop shots and even some close-ups. This article shows you how to make the most of your standard zoom lens.
Some practical and creative tips on how to approach a popular photographic subject.
Some simple tips to help you prepare for the holiday season.
Professional photographers and serious enthusiasts capture still images as raw files whenever possible. The reason is simple: raw files provide more image data and give photographers much greater control over white balance, saturation, sharpening and contrast in their images. While all digital cameras record images in JPEG format, only more sophisticated cameras provide the option of recording raw files. All DSLRs support raw file capture so you might as well learn how to take advantage of it.
The white balance setting is used to make the colours in a digital photograph look natural under different lighting conditions. It works by adjusting the colour balance so that objects which appear white in reality are rendered white in the image. To do this, the camera has to evaluate the ‘colour temperature’ of the light illuminating the subject and correct for its relative warmth or coolness of white light.