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5 tips for taking better nature photographs

By: Georgia Conservancy on Sept. 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m.
river reflects fisherman, green trees

Photo: Chris Drummond

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Go 'raw'

The more bits of data you capture in an image, the higher the quality. So set your camera to save images in their “raw” form instead of smaller settings like “large jpeg” or “small jpeg.” That way, you’ll capture the most information possible each time you take a shot. You can always scale down the image before sending it in an e-mail or saving it to your hard drive.