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What is a DNG file?

Remember VHS tapes? Or better yet – Betamax? And how about all those floppy disks that used to hold your precious files? Technologies can blow in one day and out the next littering the landscape with beloved memories locked away on obsolete equipment. So how does this relate to photography? You probably have grandma’s photo CONTINUE

What is a CR2 File?

What is a CR2 file? New Canon users might be a bit perplexed when they download their photos from their camera to their computers and see files with an extension of .cr2. Just what is a .cr2 file? It’s Canon’s proprietary file extension for its RAW images coming directly out of the camera. Think of CONTINUE

How to Open a DNG File

How to open a .DNG file A .DNG file is a digital RAW negative file developed by Adobe and released in 2004. While not everyone might not be familiar with it, your computer should have no problem opening up its contents. Obviously any product in the Adobe imaging family should be able to open a CONTINUE

How to Post Large Groups

How to Pose Large Groups  Line ‘em up!  That might work for class photos or a team photo of the New York Yankees, but a group photo of 10 or more people doesn’t have to staid and static.  Use a little ingenuity and planning and you can have visually pleasing shot that will make everyone CONTINUE

How to get Decent Photos in a School Gym

How do I get clear pictures in a school gym? High school gymnasiums can offer a multitude of photographic opportunities – basketball games, crowd shots and other school events. But they can also have the most abysmal lighting conditions around.  Just how do you get a clear photograph in a dark, often mixed lighting environment? CONTINUE