By: Joel Echelberger

Q&A: ASK ME ANYTHING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY

I welcome all your questions and will do my best to answer them promptly and post them here.

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Jeff  , Jan 23, 2014 3:24 p.m.

Q – Most of the time I have problem with the lightning of my images even after post processing with Adobe Photoshop. I searched the net and I found that people use the RAW format instead of jpg. Do I need to use RAW format If what I only need is lighter and sharper images for my blog, or will using RAW format will add more overhead of post processing?

A – Using RAW won’t make your photos lighter and sharper by itself. It sounds like you are not exposing correctly for your desired results. And JPEGS can be sharpened in-camera. RAW is very useful for a wide variety of things, but it sounds like you should master your exposure meter first.

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Ashley , Jan 12, 2014 7:13 p.m.

Q – Hi, I’m newish to photography and wanting to get editing software. Considering aperture but would like opinions. I’m also wanting to include a signature on my photos that I’ll be posting online. Is this something that can be done in aperture? Any tips / advice greatly appreciated.

A – I’m not familiar at all with Aperture…sorry. I only use Adobe products. I use Adobe Lightroom for all of my post production. Lightroom is a very powerful tool. I use Lightroom to watermark my photos that I post on any of the social media sites. It’s super easy to setup Lightroom with either a simple text watermark or you can even insert a custom designed logo if you want.

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Hector , Jan 07, 2014 6:49 p.m.

Q – Which lens would be better for my Nikon 3200? (Taking son’s football photos)

A – I would highly recommend the Nikon 55-300mm telephoto lens. I have one and love it. It’s a DX lens so it will work perfectly on your D3200 body. You can pick one up for under $400. Here’s a link to that lens on Amazon.

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Kevin  , Dec 02, 2013 8:13 a.m.

Q – What did you use as far as lights go when you took the photos of Amy the actress that are on your website?

A – That was a one light and reflector setup…actually one speedlight. I used my Nikon SB800 on a stand with a 24″x24″ softbox as the light modifier. The speedlight was camera right and I had my buddy holding a large round white reflector about 2′ away from the model’s face,camera left.

 

 

 



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