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

The Nail That Sticks Out... (Photocentric)

... gets hammered down" or so the Japanese proverb says. I'm not going to get into what the meaning of this is on society, but it was the first thing that came to mind when looking at this shot. Though technically it doesn't fit, as there are no other nails in the shot.

At first I thought this shot might be a throw away; a lot of colorful elements distracting from the subject of the photo, but with such a simple subject sometimes less is more. Played around in Silver Efex to get the right tone for the black and white conversion, and I'm pretty pleased with the shot.

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