Use RAW if possible


I guess an early thing I learned was to shoot Canon RAW format photos. This is a loss-less but compressed file format that Canon has developed and is substantially smaller than TIFF files. As such, there are no compression artefacts or patchy pixelization that you can see with JPEG, so consequently one less thing to worry about when processing your files. There is also essentially no in-camera processing (such as contrast, colour or sharpening adjustments). This gives you total control over the final output of you shots. Great for us obsessive control freaks :-)  . The Down side - of course - is that it is still much larger than JPEG so less shots per card. Hence my preference for 256meg CF cards.




Use wide angle (macro)

Manual photo/strobe

Stop and think!


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