JPEG vs RAW: Which is Better?

Almost all Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) or newer Mirror-less cameras capture your photographs in either a JPEG (also abbreviated as JPG) or RAW file format, and in many cases allow the same photograph to be recorded in both formats at the same time (two photos).

Photographing the Milky Way

Photographing the stars or the Milky Way at night can be a little tricky. And, unlike most other areas of photography, whether it be landscapes or portraits, the equipment makes all the difference in the world. Good results come with a hefty price tag.

Should You Buy a Top End Camera Lens?

There is rarely a single reason to buy a high end lens. It's usually a bunch of reasons, that when added up, justify dropping some big bucks on an expensive piece of glass. On average, a top end lens is going to be north of $1,500, while an entry level lens can be had for around $500. Perhaps even cheaper if you buy it used.

Taking Pictures of Lightning

Taking pictures of lightning is not nearly as hard as you may think. In fact, it’s actually quite simple assuming you’re taking pictures at night. If you’re shooting during daylight hours, you’ll either need lightning quick reflexes (pun intended) or some expensive shutter trigger hardware.

Photography Using Moonlight

Moonlight photography is fun! It's entirely possible to photograph a landscape scene in near darkness, provided enough of the moon is out. In fact, if you expose long enough, you can make a nighttime scene look like it was taken during the day.

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