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  • 5 Outdoor Photography Essentials
    August 21, 2019

    5 Outdoor Photography Essentials

    From beginner to seasoned veteran, here are 5 items not to forget when heading outdoors for a shoot. At one time or another, I’ve left one or more of these items behind, and regretted it. Please take this opportunity to learn from my mistakes!
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  • TetherPro USB Cables
    April 16, 2018

    TetherPro USB Cables

    The choice of professional photographers and videographers everywhere, Tether Tools’ high-visibility orange TetherPro USB cables have become synonymous with tethered photography. TetherPro USB cables are constructed to the highest possible USB specifications and incorporate all of the latest technology ensuring consistent and reliable conductivity, and the fastest and most reliable transfers.
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  • Lies Photographers Tell Themselves
    September 4, 2014

    Lies Photographers Tell Themselves

    Written by Daven Mathies The journey to become a professional photographer is fraught with danger. Well, maybe not danger (I did drop a 5D Mark II on my foot once, though). Even so, it is certainly not easy. Unlike many...

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  • February 9, 2014

    Raw vs. JPEG

    It's not uncommon for a camera shopper to ask what "raw" stands for. It's easy to assume it's an acronym, especially with all the others in the world of digital photography: HDR, CMOS, AVCHD, APS-C... the list goes on. I think it would be neat if "raw" stood for Really Awesome Way of photographing things but, in truth, it is simply a word. As in, raw eggs. A raw file is simply one that has not been processed into a specific image format, such as JPEG. (Oddly, very few people ever ask what JPEG stands for.) Raw offers photographers a level of control over their images that compressed file types do not, but there are times when shooting in JPEG, or raw + JPEG, may be beneficial.

     

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  • June 11, 2012

    Going Beyond Auto

    Written by Daven Mathies This article pertains mainly to entry-level DSLRs, but the information is broad enough to apply to advanced point-and-shoot and mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well. Photography is not about the gear so much as it is...

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