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Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and taking a peak.  Now I never claim to know everything, or be perfect, or even being able to spell!  I work really hard to not only be a good photographer, but have a personal connection to my clients and understanding what they want (especially when they might not know).  In addition I love to help others improve their own pictures.  Let's face one can afford a personal photographer to follow them around 24/7 (but if you do know someone give them my name!). 

My blog has a collection of advise, current photo experiences and the personal updates.  My new 2012 series (TT- Tipsy Thursday) is a combo of all kinds of questions I've received, things I've seen & even those mistakes I've made in my years of shooting.  I'm ALWAYS in need to know what other people want to hear about, so please email me with ANY suggestions.  Again thanks for stoping by and hopefully you enjoy!

Thursday, October 25 2012

Tipsy Thursday #40


RAW is a type of photo file format like a jpeg. But it's not compressed and holds a lot more information about the light that your camera has captured. This does make the file size a lot larger than a jpeg so watch the image count on your memory card.  In your menu options you can change your setting to RAW and lots have it where you can do a RAW and jpeg file.

RAW let's you adjust the way that light is handled yourself instead of doing that for you.  These files are un-compressed so you will need a software system to access them, generally get some free with your camera. 

You have a lot more editing options when you shoot in RAW like being able to adjust white balance, contrast, exposure etc. which gives you more creativity as a photographer.  Save the original RAW file then you can go back in the future and still play around with it.

You're limited with what you can do with a jpeg in post processing.  So give RAW a try!  Only real down side is they are much higher resolution so watch your image counter.


See how the right image is more vibrant & rich, this is the same exact image just the right is RAW and jpeg is on left. 

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Thursday, October 18 2012
 Tipsy Thursday #39

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Thursday, October 11 2012

Tipsy Thursday #38

Candid Pictures:


  • Become invisible, there is a reason photographers wear all black lots of time especially at weddings
  • Angle where you're not in the subjects face
  • Shutter lag issues
    1. The lag is more the less expensive the camera, try to lock in the focus and then take the shot when you're ready.
    2. If you have the long flash for red eye, turn it off.
  • If you can just turn your flash off if the amount of light is enough.
  • Crop after the fact, just get the shot
  • Try to hold the camera at waist level and don't let them know you're taking a shot. 
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