RAW and JPEG

Should you be shooting RAW or JPEG? The answer is clear: RAW. Your camera is capable of saving your images in two formats: as an uncompressed RAW file (images created by

Depth-of-field

Depth-of-field Depth-of-field (DOF) depends on several variables, primarily on aperture and on your distance from your subject (physically and/or optically). Aperture Your lens is your camera's eye, the aperture is

The Crop Factor

The Crop Factor Once upon a time photographers used to shoot on film. (They still do!) They used different kinds of film and one of decisions they made was the

Exposure Compensation and Nighttime Photography

Exposure Compensation and Nighttime Photography Regardless of what the scene in front of your camera is, its light meter assumes (as it must) that the average brightness of the scene

ISO and Noise

ISO and Noise ISO (often called 'sensitivity') is very different from every other variable in photography. The best way to think about it is that it is merely a technical

Cheat sheets

Cheat Sheets Here is a small collection of "cheat sheets" that I collected from the internet. (The respective sources are always indicated on the images.) They are about the same

Dynamic Range and the Histogram

Dynamic Range Dynamic range is a simple concept: it is the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of your scene or image. Let's say the brightest part of

Exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO

Exposure Exposure depends on four variables: light, aperture, shutter speed and ISO. The ExposureWorks sticker helps you visualize the relationship between the three variables that you set up in your