Category «PhotoStuff»

RAW vs JPEG…the big decision

As I get more serious about photography, I’ve been doing some soul searching on whether I should start shooting in RAW instead of only JPEG. There are tons of discussions (arguments?) on the subject, but I’m not convinced by just the “pros” use RAW and “amateurs” use JPEG mantra. Nothing I read truly convinced me that I should …

Lightroom 6 Facial Recognition Tips

First off, while Lightroom 6’s new facial recognition feature is pretty cool, you’ll be surprised at how good and how bad it is at guessing faces including seeing faces on things that are not even human! LOL. It’s got a long way to go to catch up with, say, Google’s Picasa. Anyways, enough with the bellyaching. …

Upgrading from a Nikon D7000 to a D750!

I recently made a fundamental change in my whole photography mindset and switched from primarily using a zoom lens to using a fast prime lens. As I posted before, moving to a 35mm f/1.8 lens on my Nikon D7000 really did the trick of getting me better shallow depth of field; however, the move has …

My new toy: Sony RX100 II Digital Camera

After tons of research, I finally decided on the Sony DSC-RX100 II (aka RX100M2)  for my second camera. I just got tired of not having my DSLR and getting less-than-satisfying photos from my iPhone 5, particularly in low-light. My two must-have features were: 1) pocketable; and 2) decent shallow depth of field. The RX100 II …