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The Understanding Series Table of Contents

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Understanding Graduated Neutral Density FiltersHow to use them in the field. An alternative to HDR
Understanding VideoAn introduction for still photographers
Understanding Aspect Ratios and the Art of CroppingSquares or rectangles, the choice is yours
Understanding Soft ProofingUsing your profiled monitor and printer to really see what you’re going to get
Understanding Printer Colour ManagementThe proper settings for using profiles
Understanding Raw FilesWhether to choose to shoot in raw or JPG format, and why
Understanding Contrast MaskingA simple Photoshop technique for opening shadow areas and reducing contrast
Understanding Digital USMWhat is the Unsharp Mask and what does it do?
Understanding HistogramsHow to read the digital camera’s most useful exposure evaluation tool
Understanding MTF ChartsWhat is MTF, and how to read lens charts
Understanding Digital Sensor CleaningThe why, how and tools required
Understanding Digital WorkflowSuggested steps and settings to use when working with a digital SLR
Understanding Mirror Lock-UpThe simplest technique for creating vibration-free sharp images
Understanding Medium FormatA primer on the jargon, and the equipment available
Understanding Depth of FieldA tutorial, including Hyperfocal Distance and the Circle of Confusion
Understanding PolarizersA tutorial on how to use the most important filter for colour photography
Understanding Lens ContrastAn in-depth tutorial by Mike Johnston
Understanding Bit DepthA tutorial on hi-bit images and when and why to use them
Understanding SharpnessA tutorial on resolution and acutance
Understanding ResolutionExplores the basics of digitalInputandOutput
Understanding Camera MovementsThe ins and outs of tilts and shifts
Understanding Colour TheoryAcademic colour theory applied to landscape photography
Understanding the DSLR Magnification FactorWhat it is, how it works, benefits and drawbacks
Understanding ProPhoto RGBAre you throwing away much of the colour gamut your DSLR is capable of?
Understanding Lens DiffractionDoes stopping down a lens make it sharper, or not?
Understanding ExposureThe world’s 10 stop range. Why it’s so tough and how to handle it

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