Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

The Image Doctors #150

Sharpening Your Images

This week, we’re discussing image sharpening. If you’re not sharpening your images, you’re probably not getting the best quality out of your files. In-camera sharpening can be particularly poor, and often leads to more noticeable noise. We’ll walk you through the steps we use to sharpen (and apply noise reduction) and the tools we use to do it.

The Image Doctors #145

iPhone Photography Secrets

This week, we’re discussing some of the (somewhat) hidden features in the iPhone camera app, including portrait mode and the new RAW capture feature available in the iPhone 12/13 Pro models. We’ve found ourselves re-thinking our photo workflow for iPhone photos in ways that we didn’t think possible!

New Nikon Z30 & 400mm f/4.5 Z Nikkor

Earlier this week, Nikon announced the Z30, a new APS-C format mirrorless camera geared towards vloggers and content creators. Nikon also announced a new 400mm f/4.5 telephoto prime for Z-mount cameras.

The Image Doctors #139

Uses for the DNG raw format

Adobe’s DNG “digital negative” raw format was developed as an open standard over 20 years ago. What originally started out as an alternative raw format 20 years ago has instead morphed into something quite different, but incredibly useful. This week, we discuss the pros and cons of DNG files and how we use them in our own photographic workflows.

Get Ready to Photograph the Lunar Eclipse

Blood Moon Visible Sunday, May 15th

The 2019 total lunar “blood moon” eclipse

This weekend, get ready for a total lunar eclipse! The eclipse takes place the night of May 15th and ends early in the morning on May 16th. Most readers in North America will be able to see a total or partial eclipse.

Check to see where and when you can view the 2022 Blood Moon

Tips for photographing a lunar eclipse

If you want to photograph the total lunar eclipse, you’ll want to be prepared. Read my article How to Photograph a Lunar Eclipse for all the tricks you’ll need to capture this celestial event, including lenses and camera settings.