Just under two months ago, I purchased my first “real” camera… a Canon Rebel T2i. Oh, how I love this camera! I have always been passionate about photography and finally decided to make the move and invest in something more than a “point and shoot” auto-focus pocket-style camera. I am so glad I did… no regrets here. When looking back at my childhood, I have to laugh… whenever my mother would take the camera film in to be developed, I would always get in trouble. You see, when she picked up the photos, the entire roll would typically be pictures of our dogs and cats – which were my favorite subjects when I would sneak the camera out of the cupboard.
In the past two months, I have taken thousands upon thousands of pictures (thank goodness for digital… I would be broke now if I had to have these developed.) But I have been taking them in jpg format since raw is unknown to me. After reading up a bit more, I finally decided it was time to see what raw is all about. There is a setting on this camera which will take both a raw photo and a jpg photo of the same shot. So since I was unsure how my raw stills would come out, I opted for this setting.
And I have discovered… I love the raw format! Now I wish I had taken all my previous pictures in raw. I always drop every picture in Photoshop, so having to convert from raw to jpg is not an extra step for me.
Here are a few photos I took with a comparison of the raw photo versus the jpg-taken format. The raw’s are touched up and the jpg’s are original and untouched. For more of my photography (which does include several sets of Occupy Albuquerque photos), please visit my photo site: Motley Photos.
Also, if they call video blogs “vlogs” and “vlogging”… would that mean that a photo blog is a “phlog” or “phlogging”???
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