You know, I have never before tried doing a light trail photograph, and I am incredibly happy with how well this shot turned out. It was also a very last minute shot last night haha. I was just hanging out with a good friend of mine and we decided to take a walk down a bike trail. I was hoping that there would be some awesome fog to really get some creepy awesome photo, but I was not so lucky, that’s normally only in the morning. We came upon this bridge that goes over the main road and that is when I thought of just doing a light trail shot. I have to admit that looking at the back screen of the camera, I was unimpressed, but when I uploaded to my computer, I was pleasantly surprised.
What I am getting at there is that when you take pictures, if you look at the screen and don’t like the shot, give it a chance, what you see on that little screen is not always what you get. It is very important to keep this in mind, especially if you are one of those people who goes onto the camera and deletes photos one by one. Something I would like to point out is that doing this is not good for the card in your camera, whether it be SD or Compact Flash. You have a higher chance of having your card fail if you constantly go and delete photos one by one. What I like to do is upload them on to my computer, now to Lightroom more than Aperture, and then back the pictures up on my lovely new one terabyte external hard drive, and then stick it back in the camera and format the card. This is what the incredibly wise Scott Bourne and Rick Sammon always say on their podcast at Photofocus.
Manual Page of the Day: Now that I started using Lightroom instead of Aperture, I have been searching high and low for ways to quickly learn and get used to Lightroom. And I have to say, I was incredibly happy to see a new blog post on the Photofocus website called “10 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every New Lightroom User.” This blog post is going to be my manual page for the day. I also went and downloaded myself a couple free ebooks on using Lightroom and I think I am going to go through that and maybe post what I am learning here on this blog.
Photographer of the Day: Rob Sylvan is my Photographer of the day. He is the man who wrote the above blog post and I have to say it was incredibly informative, and I am always for photographers who are very giving to the photographic community. Definitely go ahead and check out his website at Lightroomers. Definitely an awesome site and seems to be an awesome guy.
Stay Focused on the Moment,