May 27, 2012


I've been obsessing over taking pretty pictures after I got my latest roll of film developed. After realizing that only about 75% of them were decent, I couldnt stomach the thought that I dont get the most of what I pay for when I buy film. So when my mum's office mate told her about this free photography workshop to be held at The Fort, I itched to go there. At the same time, my dad told me that his office mate's husband works as a photographer for a cruise ship is willing to give photography lessons in only a span of 1 week for a considerable price. I was torn because I was only allowed to choose 1 and in the end I ended up doing neither of the two, instead I just wanted to save the supposed money that was gonna be spent for my camera shopping in (I hope) the future.

But anywaaaaay, the reason why I'm posting is that I tried self-studying last night hehe. I read a ton of pages about photography itself. One of the things I read was the use of RAW. Bottom line is most people dont like it or tend to avoid the said option, which just added fuel to the fire that is my curiosity. So upon waking up and getting a bit of baking done, I went out to our lawn and took some pictures. It's not until I checked the pictures out here in my mum's laptop I found out that when you use RAW, the pictures dont come in .jpg rather they have .cr2 as an extension which just blew my mind because it's my first time encountering it. I had to download an image converter thingy in order for me to view the pictures. But seeing the result, theyve got me thinking that I just might use RAW more often. (Even though it's a huge pain in the butt!)

*By the way, so cool that these pictures are seriously not edited!*


  1. AnonymousMay 27, 2012

    If it helps, the main difference between RAW and JPEG is that the former is much more open for post-processing. Shooting in JPEG, on the other hand, immediately optimizes your photos in-camera (under your preferences, still).

    Shooting in RAW will have the camera take as much possible data the very moment you take your shot (including those which are not perceived by human sight), which explains its huge-ass size. Photos tend to look washed-out and dark, but they're also more receptive for editing.

  2. You don't need those workshops, it seems like you're "Master Photographer" already! :D You used your dslr there and then chose RAW? :D

  3. these are beautiful ! your a really talenter photographer
    robyn xoxo


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