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Oh lawdy! This week we tackle issues with emailing photos, software for editing those photos (links at the bottom of this post), how to get decently stabilized video, why a Canon 6D and 24-105mm f4 lens won’t focus properly and whether or not I WAS WRONG?!?!?! 🙂

Here are this week’s questions:

My question for the day is what is the best Photo Software for my computer once I get a 35 mm Camera. I am getting a D7100 for my Birthday. While I understand that you can manipulate photos that is not what I am after but to get the most out of a Good Software for camera use. Also any Free software to download any Ideas are Welcome. Thanks Rick. -Ricardo Estrada

I have cannon EF-S 28-200 mm USM lens. It don’t have image stabilization button but i need smooth video for making short movie. Should I try else??? Plz suggest me. -Bala ram K.C.

Great QnA session Spyros, need to something. I have got a Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4 IS USM L lens n the problem is when I am at 105mm zoomed in and lock my focus using half press shutter release button, and after I recompose or adjust my focus point the camera loses focus at the earlier focus point even though shutter release button depressed half, Y is this so?, instead of using shutter release button for focusing should I use back button for this problem? – Ameet Pawar

I have a problem when sharing my photos from my pc Through email. Some photos are saved on the file that ends with NEF and some on file that ends with JPG. The ones saved on NEF are blurry I don’t why. Can someone explain to me the best way to share photos? – Gilbert kanyongo

And couple of commenters took issue with my “I Am Shooting” Method. Here’s what they had to say:

I have read many books and none of those pros ever said to do this. That makes absolutely no sense. You need to know what kind of look you want in your photo. Do you need speed to capture motion? Do you want blur? You would start with shutter speed. Do you want everything in focus? Do you only want the person in focus and the background blurred? You would set the aperture. I can’t think of any situation I would set ISO first. I consider it a last ditch effort to adjust the light to get what I am looking to capture.

Think of the priority modes on your camera. There is no ISO priority mode because it is not the important part of getting your photo. – Noizee Mama

99% of my shots are landscape so ISO adjustment is almost always kind irrelevant since I’ve got my camera setting on a tripod 99% of the time. If I am shooting handheld and my shutter speed falls way below my focal length, only then I use ISO to increase my shutter speed. Personally, I try to avoid high ISOs due to loss of tonal range and colour degradation. If you don’t mind the noise and it works for you then go for it but that’s just my opinion. Noizee Mama has made a valid point. – Uillihans Dias

Editing software links:

Raw Therapee
Paint.NET ( just went from free to paid)

Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!

If you want to take control of your camera and use it to take amazing photos like a pro, check out my Guide to Shooting in Manual Mode video course.