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A Closer Look at RAW files, ISO, Noise, Histograms & Highlight Alerts with Mike Milicia

February 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


On Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7 pm Mike Milicia returns to the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group for a virtual presentation on taking A Closer Look at RAW files, ISO, Noise, Histograms & Highlight Alerts.  A basic understanding of some of the technology behind digital capture enables one to make more informed choices and increase the quality of images. This session will provide valuable insight into four very important aspects of digital image capture:

  1. What is contained in a RAW file vs. a JPEG file.
  2. How ISO is implemented in the digital world.
  3. What causes noise and how to reduce it at capture time.
  4. How on-camera histograms and highlight alerts are generated and how to interpret them.

Mike began his professional photography career in 2005 after working for 27 years as a Software Engineer. In 2011, he started offering classes and workshops and became affiliated with Shoot The Light Instructional Photographic Workshops, which is owned and operated by Canon Explorer of Light Charles Glatzer.

Mike’s images have earned high honors in the North American Nature Photography Association’s Annual Showcase Competition and in the Audubon Magazine Photography Awards. His work has been published in National Geographic, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Nature’s Best, and National Wildlife magazines, and is available for licensing through Birdimagency and Minden Pictures. He has also authored three articles for the National Audubon Society’s website and served as the Technical Editor for Marie Read’s “Mastering Bird Photography” book.

Mike has two main passions: bird photography and teaching. His technical background makes him especially adept at communicating complex subjects in a well-organized, step-by-step manner that proves to be very effective for photography students at all levels.

This meeting is free and open to the public.  A meeting link will be sent to the BCA member email list.  Non-members wishing to attend Mike’s presentation as Guests should use the Contact Form on; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type.  Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the Group if they would like to continue.

This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

For more information contact [email protected].

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February 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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