To shot in raw format has become next to the standard for serious photographers. The power is in all the extra information a raw file keep about the actual image. Using this, we can make wonders even after a shoot. To save raw files there is the in camera formats as nef, cr2 and more. Or you can use DNG, so why should you?
The HDR effect has been heavily overused lately but that should not keep it out of your photos. There are a number of photos which can really be strengthen of this effect and one of these are portraits of faces full of details. For this guide I will use a photo of an elderly man I found at Flickr where we will aim to lift the straws of beard but also the texture of his skin to make this photo really pop out.