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

Weekly Photo Projects, Week 16

Week 16: Technology
Searching for aliens? No, searching for something to watch on TV
It's Monday and that means another recap. For +Weekly Photo Project 2013 our theme was technology.  There's not much to this shot, and I wouldn't place it high on my favorite lists. The one thing I will say about it is that flip-out and rotate touch screen made this a much easier shot to take. This was held as high up as I could reach, then when I thought I had the shot I wanted I just tapped the screen for the shot. Not much in the way of processing either. I wanted to emphasize the dirtiness of the dishes so took the shot into Topaz Labs Detail. All in all a boring shot.

Week 16: Fade
Foggy Lane
For +Weekly Photo Project 2013 our theme was the vague sounding fade. To get the shot I wanted I ended up having to go to the archive to pull something out, and even that wasn't good enough. Originally this shot (in color) had hints of fog in it. I need to figure out how to better take photos of fog. Longer shutter speed? Shorter? Anyway, I needed to help the fog out. I used Topaz Labs Lens Effects which was able to add some fog to bolster my fog up and have the street almost fade out.

You can view my Weekly Photo Project album here.
My black & white project album here.


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