Knowledge Center: Digital Photography
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Digital Photography Tips: To Stitch or Not To Stitch
It's easy to stitch separate images into one seamless panorama, and doing so helps you work around the scarcity of extremely wide-angle lenses. However, the easy way isn't always the best way. The more difficult art of collaging can produce images that are less realistic but more intriguing.
Photography How-to: Printing Black and White Images
When it comes to processing black and white images, digital has advantages over the darkroom. But can modern printing methods compete with output from the old days?
Digital Photography How-To: The Ins and Outs of Interpolation
Your image editor interpolates photos every time you rotate, enlarge, reduce, or distort them. The results can be bad: aliasing, blurring, edge halos. Yet you can't always avoid interpolation. This tutorial helps you make the right choices to get the best possible results.
Ooohh! Aaahh! Tips on Photographing Fireworks
Shooting fireworks can be daunting. Here's how to prepare yourself and your digital camera so you successfully capture the rockets' red glare.
Sharpen Photos Smartly
What's the best time to sharpen your photos? And what's the best tool -- Camera Raw, Photoshop's Smart Sharpen, or something else? We answer these questions and more.
Framed and Exposed: Keeping Your Camera Clean
When you've got a dust problem that just won't go away, it may be time to clean the camera's sensor. But delving into your camera's guts is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, Ben Long is here to hold your hand through the process.
Digital Photography How-To: The Pros and Cons of Lens Flare
Lens flare -- whether it's in the form of bright streaks, random polygons, or an overall washed-out look -- is a hazard when you're shooting photos near a bright light source. Learn how to avoid it, and even how to exploit it to make stunning imagery.
Framed and Exposed: Out, Damn Spot!
Dust can ruin a perfectly good shot, and removing it in an image editor isn't always possible (and is never fun). Ben Long tells you how to remove dust from your digital SLR, and how to avoid it in the first place.
Advanced Editing in Camera Raw
Go further with Adobe's Camera Raw software. You'll be amazed at the control you can have over white balance, exposure, highlights, shadows, brightness, contrast, and saturation!
Framed and Exposed: Eine Kleine Nachtphoto
Night photography opens up a whole new world, where the most mundane scenes turn magical. This is your passport to the new world.
Framed and Exposed: Quiet Those Noisy Images
Noise is a trouble that all digital photographers face at one time or another, and though there are many ways to eliminate noise using your image editing program, there are now many good automated noise reduction packages that not only make it easier to eliminate or reduce noise in your images, but that might do a far better job than you could ever do by hand.
Framed and Exposed: What Film Photographers Already Know
Digital cameras have tossed many novices into the deep end of the photographic pool, with the result that learning how to shoot good pictures has been a sink-or-swim affair. Few have grounded their digital knowledge in traditional film basics, like lens length and light metering. It's time to catch up.
Framed and Exposed: What Else Film Photographers Already Know
After explaining traditional-camera concepts such as lens length and light metering, Ben Long delves into more fundamentals digital camera converts should know: exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and depth of field. Plus, do you know the right way to press the shutter button?
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