03:20hrs yesterday, still awake editing images. Looked out the window, looked like a good night to practice night shooting. So dressed in shorts, T-shirts and flip flops, I step into the cold night.
Two hours and 21 shots later (20 others had gone the way of delete, delete, delete), I realise a fact that I already know, I need to practice taking more night shots.
I wasn't really pleased with the shots I took, so why post up this shot I hear you think (me psychic you know), well because I started to realise the things I am able to get away with shooting in RAW. I.e, I do get people asking me how they can get rid of colour casts (you know, the redness of the image) one is some times left with while shooting.
Have a look at the original shot Here. One of the advantages of shooting in RAW/Neff format is the ability to edit the white balance settings later on the PC. Controlling the white balance setting is one way to remove colour casts in your images. There are ways to remove colour casts in JPEG images but why go through all that when I can simply shoot in RAW & with the aid of a few sliders in a few seconds, image rescued. (Or one can cheat and simple turn the images to monochrome).
Not everyone is bestowed with adequate lighting/camera/ lens equipment or the best softwares, I say make what you have, work for you to the best of your ability, so learning just what your eyes, equipment and software can do for you is paramount.
So I now go back to my best friends, me photoshop books and hope you guys learn one or 2 tricks from visiting this part of cyberspace.
Words and photography by Suby
"Ars longa, vita brevis."
Got so much dirt on my sensor it's soo annoying.
|camera||Canon EOS 20D|
|exposure mode||full manual|