From what i watched, the show was built around professional photography. They were given a subject to shoot, and a concept. The winner was chosen by who did the best. My thoughts on photography are it looks like a fun thing to do but has a lot of things that have to be done to meet the right expectations. A person must do and change whatever’s necessary to get the best photo they can shoot.
JPEG: JPEG files compress fast in the camera which lessen the quality and detail.
TIFF: TIFF files are larger so they will take up more space on your computer and memory card.
RAW: RAW files allow you to adjust white balance, exposure, contrast etc.
DNG: DNG is used to create a standard raw file format.
PNG: PNG files allow partial or total transparency.
GIF: GIF files only contain a maximum of 256 colors.
BMP: BMP files are larger files that are saved by pixel without any compression.
PSD: PSD files allow to be manipulated to retouch the photo.
Automatics modes: Automatic modes gives the best fitting SS, AP, and ISO. Also gives the white balance, focus and flash.
Portrait mode: Portrait mode keeps the background out of focus. It works best when photographing a single subject.
Marco mode: Marco mode is good for shooting up close. Its best to shoot at a paralleled angle.
Landscape mode: Landscape mode will be in focus as possible. This mode is best for wide scene shots.
Sports mode: Sports mode is designed for in action shots. Its freezes the action by increasing the SS.
Night mode: Night mode is to shoot in low light situations. Tripods can better the quality.
Movie mode: Movie mode captures both still and in action images. Moving images take up more room.
AP priority mode: AP priority mode allows you to choose AP. The camera chooses the SS, white balance, ISO etc.
Shutter priority mode: Shutter priority mode allows you to choose the SS. In a low light situation a slow SS would work best.
Program Mode; Program mode gives you more control over some features. In some cameras, program mode is Auto mode.
Manual mode: Manual mode gives you full control. Its the most flexible setting.
1.wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present
2.wide angles are also good for small areas , like small rooms, cars, caves etc.
3.standard zoom range cover wide angles 24mm to 35mm
4.standard lenses tend to range from 35mm up to around 85mm
5.standard zooms are getting included in many SL’2 kits that come with lenses
6.moderate telephoto lengths around 70mm-105mm
7.telephoto lenses compare distance , make everything appear closer then they are
8.50mm used to be the most popular lens
9.fast lenses are good for getting you closer to the action
10. 1/500 to 1/1000 shutter speed is the minimum
11. a micro-lens to shoot small things
12. tilt-shift/ perspective correction lens to shoot architecture
13.telephoto zoom such as a 70-200 f/2.8 for sports
14.most popular are 70-300 mm or 70-200mm
15. standard lens are good for “walk around” lenses
16.standard lens can be used for wide angle or zooming in
17.primal lens are one focal length
18.wide angles give volume to a small area
19.telephoto lenses are good for sports ,nature , and wildlife
20. telephoto zooms make the photographer “lazy”