If you’re not sure whether you’ve achieved good exposure, using a histogram is the best way to check it. But there are some misconceptions about histogram you’ll hear from many photographers, even the most experienced ones. On the other hand, there are some facts few people knows or shares. In this video, Matt Granger refers to the three most common facts and misconceptions about histogram. Did you know them?
The DxO ONE is a curious little device that’s received something of a mixed reception. On the one side you’ve got those who’ve tried it out, own it, use it and love. It’s a great addition to your phone to give you better quality and a few more options for your mobile photography. On the other side you’ve got the others saying “it’ll never be as good as DSLR anyway, so why bother?”
But, for those that do have it, you can now start working a fully Raw workflow with your iOS device. Utilising the new Raw image support built right into iOS10, the DxO ONE v2.1 iOS app update offers a one touch transfer of Raw files to the iOS photo library. From there, you can process or share directly from your phone.
Another one to not hang about, 500px are also jumping onto iOS10’s new raw shooting capabilities. Not only do they want you to shoot and edit with raw on your iPhone, but they want you to sell from it, too.
It’s an interesting app, and one I’m curious to see how well it will take off. The new raw capabilities of iOS10 are great. Are enough people going to be shooting to sell with their iPhones, though? Even with the iPhone 7 Plus’s eventual new feature to simulate shallow depth of field, will people buy the images?
We knew it was coming. Adobe added raw support to Lightroom Mobile a little while ago for shots made with DSLRs. The newly released iOS10 also brings raw support to the iPhone’s built in camera. Although the iOS10 native camera app doesn’t yet support it, 3rd party developers have been quick to jump on the feature. So, it’s hardly surprising that Adobe are amongst the first.
There is a caveat, though. To capture in DNG raw, you will need a device running iOS10 that has a 12MP sensor. This list includes the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus and iPad Pro 9.7. This means that 5, 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus owners are going to be out of luck, despite being able to run iOS10. This is a limitation created by Apple, though, so don’t give Adobe too hard a time about that.
Lightroom Mobile for Android has had some Raw support for a while now, at least when you’re using the phone’s built in camera, but now Adobe have broadened this capability, adding support for Nikon, Canon and other Raw formats to Lightroom Mobile for both Android and iOS.
Local adjustments have also been added, like those found in the desktop version of Lightroom, which is a very useful and welcome feature. We’ve also been the ability to embed copyright information into imported images.
Along with all the usual announcements about magical things and Siri, Apple have announced some of the new features coming to the camera and its software in iOS 10.
As expected, facial recognition support is coming, which allows the camera to categorise the images you shoot automatically. But the big news is that iOS is finally getting RAW support.
Every photographer has gotten the question after a successful shoot: “The photos look great, but can I get the rest of them just in case I need them later? You don’t need to edit them or anything.”
If you’re here for the short answer, the answer is no, but it’s important to me for people to understand why. Throughout this post, you will see side by side photos comparing a completely unedited photo, next to the final edited shot. Using advanced psychology trickery, by the end of the article, you will realize that you don’t even want my unedited photos.
Today, Adobe announced the release of its latest update for Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw.
Most of the changes to the programs are behind the scenes via bug fixes that have been needing to be addressed, but alongside the bug fixes come a few updated UI elements as well as support for a heaping list of cameras and lenses.[Read More…]
We’ve covered this topic before, but it’s always worth a second mention. RAW photos. Specifically, why photographers don’t share RAW images with clients.
In one of her latest videos, photographer Jessica Kobeissi shares a collection of anecdotes and analogies explaining why it’s beyond reason to expect photographers to hand over their RAW files.
Sorry, Jared Polin, it looks like Reuters photographers won’t be shooting RAW anymore.
In an email sent out to freelance photographers, Reuters says it will no longer accept photos post-processed from RAW camera files. Instead, the international news agency says it will only accept JPEG images with ‘minimal processing’.[Read More…]