The BS of Digital Photography
jehosephat at mindspring.com
Wed Oct 7 17:45:02 EDT 2009
David J Brooks wrote:
> I try and get it right in camera as well. I can have the nicest
> looking histo gram on the planet, but when i open it on the computer,
> they just need "something".
I assume your system is color calibrated?
I'm not typically shooting "art" as much as I am for "coverage". At a
race, I try to get several shots of every car I can while it's on the
track. I'll "stand" at one spot on the track and get a bunch of shots
in quick succession, several a minute.
In post, I won't be able to do all of the shots from the weekend in one
big batch, but I can often get batches of a few dozen to a couple of
hundred shots. That makes a big difference when you're posting, say,
three thousand shots from four or five days. Heck, I missed a day and a
half of the Petit le Mans, photographically, this year, and I still shot
over 1,500 frames. So *I* *hate* *post*. :-)
Actually, these days, I shoot RAW+JPG and use the JPG files the vast
majority of the time. Every once in a while I need the raw to clean up
some under or over exposure or because I can't avoid cropping the shot.
But most of my post processing these days boils down to using the
"delete" key a lot.
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