Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

(Please click on the image to see the larger version)

The Fourth of July has long been one of my favorite holidays, even though I frequently do absolutely nothing special. I get all misty over the stars and stripes and love celebrating our national birthday even it's a private and quiet celebration at home. For those who plan to attend a display this year, I ran across this article on photographing fireworks. By next year, we will be all settled in Bear Valley and they have a wonderful big, old fashioned Fourth celebration, parade and all. I will put these tips to good use, I hope. Here's the link.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Shooting RAW

(Please click on the image to see the larger version)

Michael Tapes says we all shoot RAW. If you feel like quibbling, check out this very short video at his site. I have already admitted that I drank the Kool-Aid a long time ago and am completely committed. I would never go back to shooting jpeg, even though I understand the reluctance to add to the processing workload and the suspicion that it’s a waste of time and pixels (I was there for a little while myself). I found the video interesting. Again, the video is only a few minutes long. If you have strong feelings one way or the other, it's not likely to change your mind, but check it out.