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Mastering Exposure and the Zone System for Digital Photographers by Lee Varis

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Basic Digital Capture Workflow

You need to develop consistent procedures for capturing, saving, and working with your images. Each picture-taking situation will demand a slightly different series of steps depending on your specific hardware, software, and working preferences. At the most basic level, you will be

  • Capturing images

  • Downloading image files to a computer

  • Adjusting the files (cropping, color correcting, retouching)

  • Delivering images (printing, uploading, saving)

  • Backing up files (saving and storing)

Digital Negative Format

DNG (Digital Negative) is an open-published RAW file format developed by Adobe to address the need for a standard format for digital camera data. Currently, most camera manufacturers use proprietary file formats unique ...

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