- Key #1Ditch Auto Mode
- Key #2Do You See a Scene That Works?
- Key #3Put Yourself in Charge with Advanced Shooting Modes
- Key #4Natural Color with Whatever Lights Available
- Key #5Crank Up the ISO (But Not Too Far)
- Key #6Overriding the Cameras Suggested Exposure Settings
- Key #7Use All the Light You Can
- Key #8Bounce Your Flash
- Key #9RAW Mode to the Rescue
- Key #10Avoiding Blurry and Fuzzy Photos
Key #9RAW Mode to the Rescue
If your digital camera can shoot photos in RAW mode and you’re not using it, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful ways to fix problem photos. Each RAW mode photo does require about 2.5-3 times the space per photo of a best-quality JPEG photo of the same scene and must be converted into JPEG or other formats, but RAW provides unparalleled image processing capabilities.
Compare Figure 12 to Figure 14, which is the same photo after being adjusted with Adobe Camera RAW, a free add-on for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (free RAW image processing programs are supplied with all digital cameras that can shoot in RAW mode).