Tips & Techniques

 

What are some affordable alternatives to the huge 500-mm or 600-mm f/4 telephotos?

 •  August 27

I often see bird photographers using huge telephotos that cost $10,000 to $15,000. I cannot afford one of those, but my 70-300 mm lens is too short...

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How Can I Work With My New Nikon’s RAW Files Without Upgrading Software?

 •  August 14

I just bought the new Nikon D750 and found that my Photoshop and Lightroom version can't open the RAW files. I don't really want to spend money to...

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What’s the best way to get good night-time photos while travelling?

 •  July 30

Can you provide a simple and practical alternative for a tripod that I can use while touring in Germany with my Olympus E-PL7?

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Is it better to use the Clarity tool vs. the Sharpen tool in Lightroom?

 •  July 15

Apparently the Clarity slider feature is better than the Sharpen tool for creating high sharpness. What is your advice about this tool?

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Is it worth buying a 15-mm or 16-mm lens for a full-frame DSLR?

 •  June 25

Now that I finally own a full-frame DSLR, I wonder if I should buy a lens with a 15-mm or 16-mm focal length. My current zoom can go as wide as 24...

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Is it really possible to get good-quality big prints from JPEGs?

 •  June 15

Occasionally, I want huge prints such as 40 x 60 inches, and I found an online lab that is reputed to provide excellent results. Surprisingly, they...

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Will it be difficult to move my photos to the newer Lightroom CC ?

 •  May 28

My current imaging software is Lightroom 5, but Adobe offers the newer Lightroom CC on its Creative Cloud. If I switch to that, will it be difficult...

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How can I process new RAW photos with older Adobe software?

 •  May 15

I recently bought a Nikon D5500, and Photoshop 3 cannot open its NEF (RAW) photos. Is Adobe is no longer updating Photoshop 3? If so, what can I do...

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What is an uncomplicated way of making High Dynamic Range images?

 •  April 30

My camera does not have an HDR mode, but I would love to try this type of imaging with another technique. Can you describe how I would make HDR...

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Should I be willing to pay more for a printer with very high resolution?

 •  April 15

I’m in the market for a new inkjet photo printer and noticed that some of the new 13 x 19-inch models have very high resolutions, such as 5760 dpi....

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