Thursday, March 01, 2007

Back From Death Valley

I returned last Wednesday, visiting Death Valley with online photographer friends. It was great!!! Death Valley is photographers dream, great people also a learning experience...what a great trip.

Most the photographers at the meet are professional also joining us was Don Mason, co-author of
Color Management for Digital Photographers for Dummies. I bought Don's book, his book is excellent and a heck of nice man.  Don's book is very helpful, easy to follow (I am a novice).

One of my photographers suggestions, I start shooting in the RAW format. I was nervous shooting in the RAW format, having no clue how to retrieve my images and work with the format. After a few tears, help, I was able to figure it out :).  I love the format!!!! 

My first images were taken at
Tecopa's old talc mine.


12 comments:

cmishvicki said...

Betty, welcome to the world of RAW images. Nice to have another convert to the wonderful world of possibilities available when shooting RAW. Great images...can't wait to see more--since I know you must have taken hundreds! :)
~Vicki

rap4143 said...

Vicki I know you have been after me to start shooting in the raw format also.  Oh yea I have a lot images!!!! I will be boring the heck out of everyone I know :(.
Betty

rap4143 said...

PS Vicki was my life saver....she help me with the RAW format and how to use the Adobe Bridge.  Thanks Vicki,
Betty

cmishvicki said...

Betty...we won't be bored with your photos...can't wait to see them! (and...just let me know when you're ready for your next lesson. LOL)
~Vicki

nhd106 said...

How cool!   You are very lucky.
I love the boot shot.

Nancy

mariebm56 said...

I never used RAW and am afraid to try.  I know it takes up alot more room on the memory cards.   Where do I start?  Can I open it up on Photoshop?

Your Photo presentation on Death Valley is wonderful.  I love how you show alittle bit of everything, including the boots!
Marie

bendale said...

Looks like a great trip. At least there wasn't any snow. I will be interested to see how you get along with RAW. What advantages have you seen so far?

randlprysock said...

That first photo is my favorite of this collection.  Hugs,
Lisa

mamegirl said...

Betty, I had forgotten that you were going to that photo shoot and have been wondering where you were lately!!  Glad you refreshed my poor memory.
JUST CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOUR PICTURES!  HURRY!     -Mame-

pharmolo said...

Great pics, Betty, thanks for sharing

radar446 said...

Ahhhh, I'm envious, I wish I could have gone too.  Very cool rustic pictures you came back with.  I tried shooting RAW for a few shots, but I'm much...MUCH happier with TIFF.  Too much digital wiggling around for me.

Greg

rbrown6172 said...

what great pics!  a photographer's dream, huh?  i'll have to keep that in mind.   of course, any new place i go to becomes this photographer's dream.  :)  there is so much beauty in our world.  i know nothing about shooting raw images....guess i'll hafta do some investigating.
gina