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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.

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Most photographers have produced images that are less than perfect when viewed on a computer screen, even though they may have looked pretty good when displayed on the camera's monitor. But there are also times when you can see straight away that a shot won't turn out as you wanted, and make adjustments to prevent the more serious problems.

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In the summer many photographers set off to visit iconic places. Often these are once-in-a-lifetime trips where you would like to take pictures without hordes of other tourists getting in the way.

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Most photographers will remember occasions when the dynamic range in a subject was too wide for the camera to capture. If you've shot raw files, you can generally recover a fair amount of highlight and shadow detail when processing the shot in Adobe Camera Raw.

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Although many cameras provide a range of filters and special effects that can be applied to images as they are captured, it's much better to shoot pictures without effects - and add the effects afterwards.

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Moving the slider to the right tilts the horizon on the right side upwards, while moving it to the left tilts the image in the opposite direction.

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