Tuesday, July 31, 2012
We visited the local zoo today. We go every now and again. This is the type of thing I usually bring a small camera too unless I have a specific purpose to bring a big camera. This time I brought my new camera because I hadn't had much of a chance to use it, its finally insured so I feel comfortable bringing it out of the house, and I can't trust it to do "real" projects until I've vetted it a bit.
For the most part I made happy snaps made in crappy midday sun. But, I tried my best to to make that most of that. Plus, I did have some friendly clouds come my way occasionally. I also felt a little bit like "that guy" dragging buckets of expensive gear around when a P&S may just have easily fit the bill. Granted, I did only have one lens. But is a big one.
I'm pretty impressed with the files. I've never been one to make cropping a key part of my technique, but I probably could now if I wanted to [ I don't want to... but I could ]. A few of the ones here are cropped hard. It is kind of ridiculous.
I will say that looking at these on the camera's LCD zoomed in is a bit disappointing. I don't know why. But, getting them in the computer looking at them full size there as well as outputting them to presentation sizes shows me these are pretty good files. I haven't tried anything crazy in post yet, so I'll see how they hold up to that later.
I gotta play with the camera and lights soon. I will probably use it for my next "real" set pictures. It appears to work pretty well.
Anyway, check out the snapshots, and maybe go visit the Zoo before school starts!
Posted by Ken at 9:05 PM