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Shutter Speed in Photography. A Comprehensive Beginners Guide

Shutter Speed is an essential concept to learn for any photographer. Luckily it is also the easiest topic to grasp. This article will guide you through the basics. This article may contain affiliate links and Square Pixel Photography may earn…

RAW vs JPEG: Why You Should Probably Be Shooting RAW

I’m going to settle it once and for all: If you’re reading this article, you should be shooting RAW. Let me explain why. What Is a RAW File? A RAW file is an image file that contains all of the…

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Aperture in Photography Explained

Aperture is one of the three key concepts you will need to master to take control of your photos. Learn how in this article.
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Capture One Pro 20: What’s New

I moved from using Lightroom as my RAW converter to Capture One Pro about 9 months ago and haven’t looked back since. Phase One have just released the latest version of their software: Capture One Pro 20. This article will…

ISO: The Essential Guide to ISO in Photography

What is ISO? In very simple terms: ISO is a camera setting that allows you to control the brightness of your photos. It is very closely tied to the camera’s shutter speed and aperture settings. The combination of all three…

How To Get Sharp Macro Photos

All of the fundamentals of photography apply in getting sharp macro photos, but because you are working at extreme magnifications their application can be more of a challenge. The basic things to cover are: Set your depth of field to…

Topaz AI Workflow: When To Use Topaz AI Products

The Topaz AI suite of software offers photographers some impressive options in the area of noise reduction, sharpening and upsizing. There have however, been some questions regarding how best to integrate the software into a typical photography workflow. Through trial…

Using Lightroom’s Lights Out Mode to Remove Distractions

When looking at your photos sometimes its nice to remove all of the distractions of the Lightroom interface so you can concentrate just on the photo itself. This is especially useful when you are culling photos, examining your finished masterpiece…

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How To Import Photos Into Lightroom Classic

Importing files into Lightroom can be a little daunting. In this article we run through each option and make recommendations to make you an import genius. Before you can start editing your photos in Lightroom you need to import them…

Lightroom Workflow: 6 Simple Steps (Lightroom Classic)

Many newcomers struggle with finding an efficient Lightroom workflow that effectively transforms newly taken photos into finished products. How you work with your images is a very personal thing and will vary from photographer to photographer. Over the past 10…

Topaz AI Software – Does an eGPU make a Difference?

Topaz AI Software – Does an eGPU make a difference? HOME / ARTICLES / GEAR / TOPAZ AI SOFTWARE – DOES AN EGPU MAKE A DIFFERENCE? An external GPU (eGPU) can boost the graphics power of your laptop. We investigate…