Friday, February 27, 2009

Everything is better in Raw, format that is!

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.  



MAA (AS I AM AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN BY) CAN I HAVE PEARL EARRINGS TOO?


TOO CUTE MY DARLING BABY!

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.

20 comments:

Marla said...

Those are awesome, what a cutie!! I'm shooting in RAW these days too and really like Lightroom for editing, have you tried it? I find it much easier to navigate than PS.

Ivy said...

I haven't tried Lightroom. There's 2 versions and one similar for Mac computers. Oh no more decisions:))

I think I will like it because it's a favorite of a few ladies I know!

kerri said...

Awesome, I need to learn how to shoot in the raw, I'm goin' do after visiting you. :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

OH WOW! I am so impressed! And Kira is so beautiful!
I need to try this RAW setting I hear so much about....
It scares me though. lol not to mention I have no idea how to set it to that. HA!
Great job!

Marla said...

I'm a Mac user too! Definitely give Lightroom a try, you can download the 30 day trial and check it out before you buy. I did take Debbie's workshop (her blog is Pixel Fairy Princess) and am already wishing I could go again, especially now with my new camera! :)

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful photos of Kira!!! You are doing a fabulous job!

Jen

Jennifer said...

Not sure if I told you to stop by my blog to pick up your "award".

Jen

Kerry said...

Great shots, Ivy. I really love the last one- your sweetie's expression it just precious.

I am a Nikon girl too! And recently got a new model. It is so fun- but I still have lots to learn! I will be sure to visit your photo blog often for more tips!
Hugs

Carotte Rose said...

So cute the last one!

Felicia said...

Too cute. I adore all of these pics, they are great.

Yoli said...

Such beautiful sweet pictures of little Kira! Now you must promise to photograph the new loot! Is that dress she is wearing a Matilda Jane?

Vivian M said...

I think I recognize that outfit, lol. Kira looks amazing in these pictures! By the way, you have been tagged, come see my blog for details.

Natalie said...

I love the photo's. I think I'll try it too (Raw) Ha Ha If I can figure that out!

Oh my friend, Kira is just so beautiful.

Colleen said...

Great pictures!!!! I need to figure out how to shoot in raw.

Rebecca said...

ROCK ON! You switched to RAW? Now, beware... you'll never go back. :) Precious photos of your sweetie!

Colleen said...

Hey Ivy...the outfit is not sold yet. I just contacted your rep for MJ and put in my wish list : )

Ivy said...

CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO POST PHOTOS LARGE ON THESE BLOGS?

I may require adjusting html settings. Oh no not something else I need to learn!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my photos, but boy do I have a lot to learn, from all of you!

Hugs,

Ivy

The Byrd's Nest said...

Thse are wonderful Ivy...you are doing such a great job! Plus you have such a beautiful model to help!!!

Steffie B. said...

Hmmmmmm....RAW.....I will try that soon.....as for Photoshop....you and I are in the same boat....I have Coral Paint Shop Pro and that has some really easy things....I think you can download a trial version....let me know if you do....

Mary Ann said...

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!!!! SHE IS PRECIOUS! I LOVE THAT DRESS TOO! YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL ME WHERE YOU GET HER DARLING DRESSES!

 
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