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

First Pano (Photocentric)

For the most part the GF2 feature wise is a minimum step up over the old Canon. One area though that I find it lacking in is in the ease of tacking panoramic photos. The Canon has a shooting setting where after taking the first photo it would show the right edge of the previous shot photo so you could line up the next shot. This aided in making sure you didn't miss areas. The GF2 has no such setting. In a segment of cameras where the competition has a cool sweep panorama (press the shutter and slowly sweep across the scene) I find the lack of a panorama function to be annoying.

Shooting a panorama is obviously not impossible; try to frame shots with a marker on the edge to help line up the set shot. And of course USE A TRIPOD. Photoshop Elements 8, which came with my extremely useful Wacom Bamboo tablet, did an excellent job of piecing together the 5 shots. This is a shot of Trinidad Bay.

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