Today I started using the RAW picture format. I can no believe what a difference it makes. When you compare the jpg and the raw picture, they are, at times, completely different! You can actually tell in a raw picture when you have camera jitter. I had never been able to tell before! It is so obvious now! Everything is so clearly defined! I can't believe I ever shot in jpg only!
I have a few pictures that were quite nice. I took some shots out of the airplane window of some clouds and the ground and such that were pretty good. When I got to my hotel, I took a walk to the Mall and took some pictures of the Capitol Building. I think that this is probably the best shot (especially in raw format!) I am a bit disappointed in it, since I would really, really, really have liked to use some sort of tripod, but I didn't have anything. So, I set it on the bench and held it as still as I could. I think that there was little jitter, considering that the shutter was open for 0.8 seconds.
4 weeks ago