Advanced HDR Post-Processing Tips Video

In Post-processing by Jim Harmer

In this video tutorial, Jim Harmer explains some advanced tips for post-processing HDR photos. Tips from this video: HDR tip #1: Don’t finish your image in Photomatix.  Every single HDR needs some work in Photoshop to mask in multiple HDRs as well as blending in the original image by using the opacity slider.  This makes …

Questions and Answers on Night HDR Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Post-processing by Jim Harmer

Question from a Reader Via Email on Night HDR Photography I went to do a night hdr the other night and I guess that because the scene is very dark I would need more over exposures than under right? What I noticed with my camera (Canon 7D) is that there was no difference to the …

Do Clear UV Filters Hurt Image Quality of Photos?

In Gear by Jim Harmer

This article is a separate explanation for my testing of how UV filters negatively impact image quality, and is referenced in my article “13 Photography Myths Every Photographer Should Know.” The Background on UV Filters The UV filter is simply a clear filter placed on the front of a lens that is used to protect …

Do Night Photographers Need to Cover the Viewfinder to Prevent Light Leaks?

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer

In my article “13 Photography Myths Every Photographer Should Know,” I explain my findings from testing various photography beliefs.  One of them is this… that night photographers need to block the optical viewfinder to prevent light leaks. DSLR cameras work by passing light through the lens, bouncing it off the mirror, flipping the image through …

Does Saving a JPEG Multiple Times Reduce Image Quality?

In Features by Jim Harmer

This article is an in-depth explanation from my article “12 Photography Myths Every Photography Should Know.” When photographers start debating the advantages of shooting RAW rather than JPEG, I inevitably hear that one advantage of shooting in RAW is that you can save it multiple times without reducing image quality. In theory, this is absolutely …

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Does Mirror Lock-Up Actually Improve Sharpness?

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer

This article is a separate explanation for my testing of how UV filters negatively impact image quality, and is referenced in my article “13 Photography Myths Every Photographer Should Know.” What is mirror lock-up? Mirror lock-up is a feature on almost all DSLRs that allows the photographer to flip up the mirror in the camera …

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What is weather sealing on a camera?

In Gear by Improve Photography

Wind, rain, dust and dirt can be the downfall of even the most careful and cautious photographer. Fortunately, most DSLRs have some form of internal protection with weather sealing. But don’t be fooled – weather sealing is not the same as water resistant, and it is most certainly not the same as waterproof! However, weather …