HEIC is Coming for Androids

Last year, Apple introduced the HEIC file format, a raster image saved in the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF). We have briefly discussed the facts, problems, and work around with HEIC format too. Fast forward one year, HEIC is still mostly limited to Apple’s environment, but that will soon change.

You see, there’s a new storm coming that will push HEIC harder to the world and its name is Snapdragon 855.… Read the rest

Is a Phone Better Than a Digital Camera?

Is a smartphone camera better than digital camera?

With every iteration of flagship smartphones, manufacturers never forget to brag about how the cameras on their new money-grabbers are so good.

It’s the same story after every launch. Fans drooling over sample images supposedly taken by the phones. Others post stunning images on their social media accounts claiming how their phones are taking photography to the next level. It’s like a weird tradition.

Is a Phone Better Than a Digital Camera?

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Flat Images? Here’s What You Can Do

Photographs are 2D. They are supposed to be flat. However, many photographers don’t like it when the images they took look flat. Weird, huh?

A flat-look photograph is especially unattractive when it comes to landscape photography. Photographers want the end result to show clearly which subjects are in the foreground and which in the background. Adding a sense of depth is, therefore, an important technique to master for landscape photographers.

“But what makes a picture look flat?”

In general, an image looks flat due to lack of contrast and saturation; lack of shadows and highlights; and excessive depth of field (DoF).… Read the rest

The Allure of Black and White Photography – Tips for Beginners

 

At the beginning of photography, people only have the choice of taking black and white pictures. However, even decades after the color film was first invented, many people still enjoy taking monochrome photos. It’s quite intriguing that in spite of all of the colors and dynamic range that current digital cameras can snap, people still find beauty in “colorless” photos.

If you’re interested in diving into the monochrome world, here are some tips for monochrome enthusiasts.… Read the rest

Digital Photography And How To Master It

Digital Photography

 

With smartphone cameras becoming better and better, many people feel better about dabbling with photography.

If you want to take the step to upgrade from your iPhone to a digital camera, there are a few things you need to know. In the past, we have published many information and tutorials about digital photography, the files associated with photos, and some basic image editing needs we can help you with in different ways.… Read the rest

Basic Workflow For RAW Image Files

Working with camera RAW files for beginners

 

Many new photographers are tired of being told to shoot RAW instead of JPEG. Pros kept telling them how RAW files contain more info and thus provide more leeway in recovering missing details and such.

One thing that these pros often forgot to tell the newbies is what the next step should be. Luckily we’re here for you and ready with the laid-out steps that you’ll need.

Basic Workflow for RAW Image Files

Copy the images

From the SD  card, copy the images to your hard drive.… Read the rest

DNG vs. RAW – Which One Should You Choose?

 

Shooting RAWs is something a photographer ought to do whenever they are using cameras that support RAW files. New photographers will hear it all the time – how shooting RAWs is much better than shooting JPEGs. For those who shoot RAWs, there’s also a question of RAW vs. DNG. In what ways do these two differ? Why do people convert their RAWs to DNGs? Should you follow them?

Why do people convert their RAWs to DNG?

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Why And How To Convert From PDF To JPEG [Tutorial]

PDF to JPEG

 

While PDF is a very versatile file format, it might be helpful to have your PDF documents in another format. For example, it is a lot easier and more intuitive to view an image file on a mobile phone compared to a PDF.

So, what can you do? Convert your PDF to JPEG, PNG, WEBP or other image formats.

 

Why Convert From PDF To JPEG?

First of all, why would you want to convert your document into an image?… Read the rest

Understanding White Balance in Photography

 

Have you ever went on a vacation and took pictures that look weird? The colors of objects just seem off. People’s skin appears greenish, greyish, and any other “ishes.” It’s the same thing with other objects in the photographs.

The main culprit of such phenomena is an improper white balance.

Understanding white balance and its importance is one of the many basic skills beginner photographers must master right after ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.… Read the rest

Prime Lens Advice for First-time Photographers

 

The world of photography can be confusing and misleading for those who just starting out. Instead of focusing on techniques, many newbies suffer from the gear acquisition syndrome. They dive into lenses, flashes, filters, and all other kinds of things that supposedly make them take better pictures.

Don’t fall for it. The photographer makes the picture. The quality of your images relies heavily on your skills. The gears can help, but keep them simple.… Read the rest