October 2011 archive

Oct 30

Camera Raw – Part 2: Outdoor photography

The proponents of camera raw point to the information that is recorded in the camera raw format, claiming that 14- or 16-bits of information in the sensor should allow much more flexibility in post-processing than the mere 8-bits of information per pixel in a JPEG image. On the surface, it would appear that a camera …

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Oct 23

Camera Raw – Part 1: Indoor photography

In this series I will examine the use of camera raw as a storage format choice. This first article will discuss camera raw in general, and then examine the use of camera raw format in low-light conditions, such as indoor photography, both with and without flash. What is Camera Raw? Camera raw is a generic …

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Oct 19

Education on the Web!

I’d like to pass along a few of the web sites that I find to be interesting and helpful. These are my favorite sites that provide information and education on photography, Photoshop/Lightroom, or both. Free! The first site is D-Town TV. This is a weekly webcast that deals with photography tips, mostly for DSLR shooters. …

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Oct 13

Understanding Exposure – part 1 – Introduction

This is the first in a series of articles about how exposure works in digital cameras. If you have a digital camera that can be put into the three “Creative Modes” – Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual Mode – then this article will give you the basic understanding of exposure to make it work …

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Oct 11

Fleet Week

I spent much of Saturday in San Francisco with a friend and half of our kids. It was Fleet Week, where military ships sail into San Francisco Bay and there is a major airshow over the water. Let me share with you my top ten photos from this day, in no particular order. We arrived …

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Oct 10

A Tale of Two Photographers

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief… I know two photographers. Each is experienced, knowledgeable, and has a wealth of excellent photos attesting to their skill with a camera. But if you send them both out to take …

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Oct 05

Anatomy of a 365 picture

I have been doing a 365 photo project this year. I committed to taking one picture every day throughout the year. I thought it might be interesting to occasionally share my process to see how I arrived at my finished photo. First, as happens so often, I started asking myself the question “What should I …

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Oct 03

Worldwide Photowalk anon

Since the Worldwide Photowalk occurred on two days this year, I decided to participate twice! The second one was scheduled for a walk from Levi plaza to the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. Since I had never been in this area, I thought that would make for a nice venue. Our leader was …

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Oct 01

Day 1 and The Fourth Annual Worldwide Photowalk!

Welcome to my photo blog! My name is Carl Ferreira, and I run Lifelike Photos – a website where I post and sell my photos as well as photos from occasional events. This blog is intended to provide a forum where I can post educational articles, tutorials, exercises, and hopefully commentary of general interest to …

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