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 10 GPlus Project 52

This week our theme was depth of field, the measurement that determines what in a photo is in focus and what is not in focus. There are several factors that determine this, but probably the biggest one is the aperture setting, or controlling how much light enters the sensor. The larger the hole the smaller the f number. So on my lens, 3.5f is the largest aperture setting, with 22f being the smallest. In most cases a large aperture will only keep in focus those things that are closest to it, blurring the background and the smallest aperture setting tends to keep the most if not all of a scene in focus. This is probably over simplifying things, but is enough to get the gist of things.
Getting depth of field to be noticeable on my SX10 was difficult, mainly because of its small sensor, so when I got this shot with relative ease I just decided to use it as my submission. With the GF2 now at my disposal getting shots like this is almost too easy and afterwards I took shots I was happier with. I titled the shot "Spring is coming" as opposed to the Stark's motto of winter is coming. If you don't know the reference, I'm sorry.

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


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