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Understanding Digital Camera Color Space Choices

Understanding Digital Camera Color Space Choices

Most digital SLR cameras allow the photographer to choose a color space for images captured in the Jpeg file format. Photographer’s with these cameras face two color space choices—sRGB and Adobe RGB. This article will help you figure out which color space to choose and explain how this effects digital camera raw files.

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My Camera Equipment: Digital SLR Advice from David Marx 2010

My Camera Equipment: Digital SLR Advice from David Marx 2010

This article is all about the photography equipment that I use professionally. Among photographers there is no easier conversation starter then the question “what camera do you use?” For some reason, we photographers are obsessed with our camera bodies. I currently own two Canon bodies. Click here to read more about what I use and what photographic equipment I recommend.

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Useful Sunrise and Sunset Websites for Photographers

Useful Sunrise and Sunset Websites for Photographers

I teach a class on sunrise and sunset photography. Knowing exactly when and where the sun will rise each day is a big part of getting better images. I find these websites useful especially when I am traveling to new places.

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Proper Exposure With a Digital Camera

Proper Exposure With a Digital Camera

The digital camera’s sensor does not see the world the way our eyes do. With our eyes, brightness and tonal variation are linear, but for the camera this scale is logarithmic. Basically, this means that the camera can record lots of tonal variation at the brightest end of the spectrum but it captures very little tonal variation at the darker end.

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Cleaning a Digital SLR Camera

Cleaning a Digital SLR Camera

Dust spots on the sensor are annoying. Fixing spots in Photoshop or in Lightroom is time consuming. Most modern digital SLR cameras feature an internal cleaning feature that works up to a certain point. Sadly, even the best internal cleaning system is no match for this dusty, dirty world. Sooner or later, you are going to need to clean the camera yourself. Read on to learn about my favorite sensor cleaning equipment.

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Digital Camera File Formats: Raw and Jpeg

Digital Camera File Formats: Raw and Jpeg

If you are seeking the ultimate in image quality then your photograph’s long journey from the camera to a polished gallery print must begin with the right starting point. Simply put modern digital cameras create far more photographic information than the jpeg file format can handle. To get the most out of your digital camera you must shoot in raw.

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PhotoCalc – iPhone/iPod Touch App

PhotoCalc – iPhone/iPod Touch App

Here’s a nifty little application for your iPhone or iPod Touch. PhotoCalc is a utility for iPhone and iPod for photographers to calculate depth of field, exposure reciprocation, and flash exposure. It also contains handy reference information such as sunrise and sunset times, and documents on Sunny 16 and the Zone System.

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