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How to Read and Use the Histogram in Lightroom and in Your Camera

Do you know what the histogram is and are you using it in-camera when you shoot and in Lightroom as you edit images?  The histogram is a graph that gives you lots of information about your exposure and tones in your image, and I recommend learning about it and using it both in-camera and in [...]

2019-08-05T12:24:51-07:00August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

8 bit, 12 bit, 14 bit, 16 bit — What Does It Really Mean to Digital Photographers?

You may be photographing  in raw rather than jpeg because you know that raw files contain more information and because they are unprocessed, giving you more flexibility.  But how do they contain more information?  Among other things, digital photography raw files are captured at a higher bit depth — depending on the camera, 12, 14 or [...]

2017-07-09T12:32:19-07:00August 9th, 2011|97 Comments

Learn from My Dusty Mistake

In my last post I showed you how to remove spots using the spot removal tool in Lightroom and Camera Raw. After I made the video, it occurred to me that I didn't show you my most horrifying example of dust on the camera sensor. I took this image in 2004 shortly after I got my [...]

2017-07-09T15:18:08-07:00November 26th, 2008|1 Comment

Chromatic Aberration

When you are working on an image for print, or any application where it will be viewed full size, it is important that you zoom in to 100%, and inspect the entire image for issues that you can’t see when it is smaller. I was working on this image today and when I zoomed [...]

2017-07-09T15:22:58-07:00November 9th, 2008|1 Comment