The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Upgrading to a 4K Monitor

I'm in the process of getting back into photography which will mean a new camera, more on that in a later post. But the first step for me was a new computer, one with the horsepower to handle a modern day camera and its RAW files. Along with the computer comes a new 4K monitor. 4K is great for media consumption, right? Your characters on your favorite show or movie really look detailed and realistic. Scenery looks wonderful. Everything looks great, right? Wrong. You know what doesn't look great? That photo I took in 2012 that I thought was sharp but is very much not. I transferred over my past catalogs of photos over to Lightroom Classic and eagerly began opening up some of my favorite photos. At first I was happy with how the colors looked and how the scene was composed. Then I noticed it was a little soft. Well I had just gotten a new contacts prescription so that must be it. Changed to my glasses and the photos were even blurrier! I went through photo after photo and most ca

Week 3 GPlus Project 52

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Of the list of themes for the Google+ 52 Project, this week's was not expected to be difficult. Rule of thirds was the "theme", if you can call that a theme, and it's easy enough to show it, but I was having a hard time getting a shot off that I liked.

If you're not familiar, the rule of thirds is a composition tool that helps make shots a little more interesting. Most cameras have this tool built in on their view finders:
Courtesy Digital Photography School
And all you do is place your subject, or lines to correspond with a box or intersection that is NOT in the middle. Check out this article on Digital Photography School for a little more in-depth look at this very simple composition rule. This is probably the easiest, and cheapest way to upgrade your shooting, and one that I'm still trying to work on.

So the shot I ended up using I chose because it's so obvious. The bird's eye is right on the intersection and your eye is instantly drawn to the bird. It's not really my favorite shot, but it easily shows the theme.

You can view this, and the rest of my Project 52 photos here.


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