How to build a killer photography PC


http://www.pcworld.com/article/259293/how_to_build_a_pc_for_photographers.html

The subject came up at a studio meetup of whats the best PC configuration. This article covers all the bases and is really good, so take some time read it.

USB 3.0 Card Reader
A must have

If you are getting new camera that’s got a lots of megapixels you will need this info.

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Why Blacks Rule


Adjust the Blacks

Moose Peterson is all about the black levels in his images. He often underexposes by a minimum of -1/3 stop, even down to 3 stops. Here’s Moose’s Mantra:

– Blacks make for better color

– Blacks make elements look sharper

  • – Blacks add mystery taping into the viewer’s imagination
  • – Blacks from underexposure protects some highlights
  • – Blacks make for more drama and romance

Most editing programs have a specific slider dedicated to this. But Moose actually says that you can “bring all this magic to your photography by buying nothing, learning nothing—just underexposing…”

Photo by Moose Peterson