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 34 GPlus Project 52

Week 34 Portrait
Yurok Princess
The theme for this week was portrait, and was one I wasn't looking forward to. I generally don't do photos of people, so I had prepared to take a shot in portrait orientation. Turns out I was able to get both a portrait and in portrait orientation. This is a Yurok (Native American) princess and contestant in the 50th Annual Yurok Salmon Festival's Noo-rey-o-won-ee (beautiful girl inside and out) contest. She was unsure oh who to look at as there were more than a couple cameras pointed her way.

A little about how I processed this shot, as I feel it might throw some people off. In the original shot everything was in focus, which I felt competed with the girl who I wanted to be the focus of attention. Since my lens makes it hard to throw things out of focus with it's relatively slow f 3.5, and f 5.6 at this zoom, I loaded the photo in Topaz Labs Lens Effects. Lens Effects allows me to very specifically put what I want in focus and what I want out of focus, and I think it worked well with this shot.

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


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