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Portrait Mode makes the iPhone 7 Plus worth it

Is the iPhone 7 Plus worth it is a question I have been asked a lot. In my opinion, if the iPhone 7 Plus only had a new camera system and Portrait Mode but no other new features, it would be worth it. I upgraded from an iPhone 6s Plus and didn’t regret it. As […]

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iCloud Photo Library synchronization performance

Up until macOS 10.12 Sierra iCloud Photo Library poorly managed available resources while synchronizing its database. More specifically, the Photos app would consume all available bandwidth, rendering your internet connection unusable. The result is a terrible synchronization performance. Apple has considerably improved its iCloud Photo Library since it became available as part of OS X 10.10 […]

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Troubleshooting Nikon D7000 focus issues and potential solutions

I used to own two Nikon D7000 cameras, and with both, I experienced severe focus issues that would repeatedly result in blurry photos and unusable shots. I had struggled with D7000 focus issues for over a year and wanted to share troubleshooting steps, potential solutions and the ultimate decision to sell both D7000 bodies. Nikon D7000 […]

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The difference between shooting in RAW versus JPEG

I often get asked the questions why I shoot in RAW and what advantages shooting in RAW has. Before we get into that, let’s first clarify what RAW means. Nikon says “RAW image files, sometimes referred to as digital negatives, contain all the image information captured by the camera’s sensor, along with the image’s metadata […]

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Der Unterschied zwischen Fotografieren im RAW und JPEG Format

Ich werde oft gefragt warum ich im RAW Format fotografiere und welche Vorteile das hat. Bevor wir diese Frage beantworten lass uns erst einmal definieren was RAW eigentlich bedeutet. RAW Bilddaten, auch manchmal als digitale negative bezeichnet, enthalten alle Bildinformationen, die der Kamerasensor aufzeichnet, zusammen mit Bildmetadaten (Kameraidentifikation- und Einstellungen, Informationen über die verwendete Linse […]

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How to Use a Flash – Tips & Tricks

Light is a major component in photography; some photographers even claim it’s the most important element of a photograph. I always try to use the natural or available light where possible, but if the available light is not enough or not good, you may need to add some light – by using a flash. The […]

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How to photograph birds in flight and other photography tips

I love to photograph birds in flight and thought I’d share with you some photography tips and lessons I’ve learned. I’ll also show you some pictures that turned out good and also some that did not. And I’ll explain what I did wrong, so you won’t repeat the mistakes I’ve made. Towards the end, I’ll […]

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