Photography Tips



  • DxOMark: Independent source for image quality benchmarks for phones and cameras.
  • Sony Alpha Cameras : Usage, Setup Guides, and configuration tips.

Back Button Focus (BBF)

Color Space: sRGB vs AdobeRGB vs ProPhotoRGB

RAW images are not restricted to a color space. The color space is determined when you export the image. For the Web and other electronic devices, export to sRGB. For printing, use AdobeRGB. If the target is a high gamut printer, then export to ProPhotoRGB.

Copyright for Photographers

U.S Copyright Office

Create a 2020 Copyright Preset for Lightroom

Clubs, MeetUps, Organizations

Events / Expos

  • PHOTOPLUS – Javits Convention Center, New York City (October)

News, Reviews, Interviews, Articles, Photos

Accessories and Peripherals


Adobe Lightroom Page*

Capture One


  • Free online image editor supporting PSD, XCF, Sketch, XD and CDR formats. (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Sketch App, Adobe XD, and CorelDRAW)
  • Create a new image or open existing files from your computer.
  • SAve your work as PSD or as JPG/PNG;SVG.


  • Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual light table and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable light table and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
  • Free Lightroom Alternative: Darktable Review by GDquest


ExifTool by Phil Harvey

  • Used to decode and read “Image Count” on Sony A7 III
  1. Download the Windows Executable (.zip)
  2. Add the EXE to the Desktop
  3. Copy an image to the Desktop
  4. Drag the image on top of exiftool.exe to have the image open with exiftool
  5. In the windows that opens, scroll down to “Image Count”

Picture Information Extractor (PIE)

  • Picture Information Extractor (PIE) is an unique picture browser and viewer with photo metadata and file renaming features.
  • It extracts EXIF, XMP and IPTC from JPG, TIF and RAW files.
  • Reads the EXIF Makernote block, which is proprietary and can usually only be read with special software from the camera maker. It contains information such as program mode, white balance settings or lens data
  • Note: Doesn’t work for reading “Image Count” for Sony A7 III, as the value displayed is always zero.

Sony SD Scan Utility

  • Sony SD Scan Utility helps you check the condition of your SD memory card. By scanning the flash memory, it tells you whether your SD memory card is working in good condition or is about to reach the limit.


  • Recuva can recover pictures, music, documents, videos, e-mails or any other file type you’ve lost. And it can recover from any rewrite-able media you have: memory cards, external hard drives, USB Flash drives, etc.

Sony RAW Driver for Windows

  • Sony RAW Driver is a program to display Sony RAW data* (ARW/SR2/SRF files) on Microsoft Windows.
  • By installing this program, you can display the RAW data in Explorer or Photo Gallery on Microsoft Windows in the same way as JPEG files.
  • Images may look rough when enlarged on Photo Gallery, but they can be displayed properly in the supplied software or other supported software.

Sony Imaging Edge (Remote/Viewer/Edit)

  • A remote shooting application that lets you perform shooting operations while checking the images in Live View on the large screen of a computer or on a mobile phone. (i.e. Tethered Shooting)
  • Transfer images to your mobile phone in real-time.
  • Enables viewing images in list display, to select and add ratings.
  • RAW development application achieves high quality developed image.
  • Imaging Edge Mobile is an application that replaces Play Memories Mobile.


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