Hello DT,A couple of weeks ago i got a Nikon D5300 camera and i was very happy.Shoots at 25 mpx and that's great . I started to learn more about how to make pictures better. Because i am a self educated i heard about shooting Raw. I didn't know what and why to shoot Raw.Since i has like 14 years old i edit a lot of JPG files.On DT Comunity was an comment that said :"Always shoot Raw" and i tried.After i uploded in my pc i open one file with Photoshop.It was all white and a lot of bright... continue reading
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I was so delightfully surprised when I checked my Dreamstime account to see that my balance had jumped up by $18.98. I was further surprised that it was the purchase of one of my editorial images.I turned to my friend and thanked her for her guidance long ago when I first started uploading photos on Dreamstime.We were at the Los Angeles County Fair, and I was in possession of my little Lumix camera.Feeling a bit challenged with the prospect of trying to take commercial photos at the Fair,... continue reading
I shoot many editorials, and I used RAW format very rare for that, due to several reasons.My logic was that I need to shoot many pictures of the same event, so I would have many photos and JPG format suits better for than because files are smaller. Another reason was that people normally shoot RAW because they do a lot of editing which is very limited with regard to editorial photos.Last week in Moscow was full of events related to 70th anniversary of Victory Day celebrations in 1941-1945... continue reading
Dear all,Few silly questions here.I like to try product photography lately. What I heard is all light sources have to be same temperature/color.1)So I would like to know is there any impact of lighting (if they are in different temp/color) in final image if I shoot in RAW mode and adjust the white balance in photo-shop light-room?2)On the lamp, color temperature is mentioned as 5500K but how do I know it is really 5500K? Is there any way to check this?3) Anyway to shoot so that background... continue reading
Hello everybody, I just wanted to share an experience I had with DT that took me a while to figure out.I have been uploading RAW files taken with a Nikon D300 as additional format with every submission with no problems. It was after I started using a Nikon D800 with the "uncompressed RAW" setting when I could not upload files on this format anymore.After sending several inquiries to Costumer support and not getting a valid response or solution, it occur to me that maybe there's a "limit on... continue reading
Shoot - bright or make - brightAs colours are the natures giftIt is photographer responsibility that picture is taken with right settings i.e. shutter speed, aperture, mode etc. But many of time it is not possible to take a perfect picture than comes the stage of post editing many professionaland also amateur photographers use adobe Photoshop for this purpose. let me tell you the basic things to play with in Photoshop* try to shoot in raw as raw file can be... continue reading
Happy New Year Everyone!I often pondered this question and write this because I have a sneaky feeling that I may not be the only one to have faced this dilemma.Like some other people out there, I thought the choice was simple. You either do everything in camera - like I suppose the professionals out there do - or you shot in RAW and process letter. Surely it was better not to process at all - so I thought the answer was obvious. If I shot in JPEG my photographs will be original and will never... continue reading
Newbies: Please skip the article if it scares you. If you are in doubt about WB or exposure, ALWAYS shoot in RAW.The photographers of advanced levels of knowledge about color representation and compression surely know that RAW files contain a huge amount of additional useful data as compared to a JPEG. A RAW may contain 14 or 16 or sometimes 32 bits of data per color channel. A 16 bit TIFF contained from a RAW of equal bit depth would give you (2^16)(2^16)(2^16) unique colors and intensities.... continue reading
For as far as I remember, I have always shot in RAW and in Manual mode, But as new technology gets better, I cant help but notice that there are other stock photographers who set it on Auto and are able to get soo much photos online.I guess it would make sense because they have less processing time.Do you shoot in Auto or Manual? Also do you post process your photos? thoughts and ideas? continue reading
I've finally run out of reasons for not shooting RAW.In days of yore, I used to be able to say:1)' It's a TIME-CONSUMING step importing RAW photos' into my computer and into my image-processing software--but, truth be told now, it takes about the same time regardless of the format I shoot in. With Photoshop or Lightroom and the speed of the latest multi-core processors, getting a bunch of RAW files onto the computer isn't cumbersome at all and actually unifies the workflow.2) 'The large... continue reading
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