So this time I purposely engaged RAW as my option of image to shoot in and what a difference! When I cropped the photos, the photos seemed so clear and other than the cropping tool I hardly edited them. Actually I am trying to use the philosophy of Bryan Peterson who says, "...if you take a good photo than you don't need to photoshop it". I like his approach, mostly because I still can't figure out photoshop and I'm so frustrated with that program, I'd like to never use it if I can help it.
I LOVE THIS PHOTO, EVERY DETAIL OF IT. HER HANDS WERE MOVING SO THERE'S A BIT OF BLURRING. CLICK ON IT TO ENLARGE AND YOU CAN SEE EVERY FINE DETAIL DOWN TO HER TINY EYELASHES.
SHE WAS TRYING TO HIDE FROM ME AS I CHASED HER AROUND THE HOUSE WITH MY CAMERA! THOUGHT THIS ONE CAME OUT PRETTY GOOD TOO.
Well, I am pleased with my new camera and have slowly realized that I must be patient with learning all the menus and such. But for now, I have reached a milestone in my photo capabilites by just using manual modes and RAW. I would recommend for those of you who also love photos and have this setting in your camera to use it. Though it requires a lot of memory on your card and hard drive, it's worth it. I plan on getting a separate hard drive for the computer anyway. As for the memory cards, well you can always delete the photos and keep shooting.