Friday, 9 September 2011

Why i choose to shoot in RAW over JPEG in my dslr photography

I think shooting from raw is the best option for creative photography - any work you do on your pictures from the pc via post editing software, will destroy some elements of data from your image, as it needs to compress the files to work on them.

Shooting in RAW allows you to change practically any setting you want (exposure/white balance/ Brightness /contrast) without loosing detail or quality on your shots - it really is simple and you probably wont ever want to shoot in jpeg format again for the images that matter- download a free trial of photoshop or other post edit software to see how easy it is :):)

here is a link explaining a little more about the advantages of raw

Have a go for yourself, the possibilities are great, I usually set my camera for RAW and JPEG so I have a choice of which to use :)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

super quick smoke photography tutorial with a dslr camera & flash

 A super quick tutorial on how I captured smoke as a camera project on a rainy day :)

experimenting with smoke photography using an incense stick

placed the incense stick on a table and used a black bedsheet as a background - placed the flash 90deg to the right of the incense and tried to capture movement in the smoke

stopped taking shots after 15mins as the room fills quickly with smoke and makes it hard to focus
wb sunny
1 x off camera flashgun

post edit - blue colour filter and duplicated and flipped image horizonally 

have a try yourself - the shapes are really unique and can be fun capturing :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Pink shades on rainy days

2 pink flowers captured with a macro lens after a heavy autumn downpour