Rhys Herbert

Rhys Herbert

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

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Journal

The Discovery of RAW

After a few days with my new camera I decided to jump into the deep end and start shooting in RAW. There’s one question I’m now asking myself…Why didn’t I do this sooner?!The resulting images straight from the camera look pretty indistinguishable from the jpegs I usually shoot, but it’s the post processing where it really shines. Even using the supplied ViewNX 2 RAW editing software, images become razor sharp and any exposure problems are fixed with ease.However, the thought sprung to my mind that it could cause me to get lazy with my photos, because I know I can rescue some of the lost causes later on. BUT! I am determined that this won’t happen, and will force myself to see that the editing stage is for improving, not rescuing.


^ Cropped and sharpened …

New camera!

After months of admiring from afar and researching pros, cons and everything else, I finally took the plunge today and bought myself a new toy. A Nikon D300s to be exact!It seems that working 9-5:30 for the majority of my summer holidays has paid off, because now I have the camera I’ve been dreaming of, and it feels goooood.I almost didn’t get this particular model, as I originally went out yesterday in search of a D90 in Jessops as a minor-ish upgrade to my D60, but the fact they didn’t have one in stock prompted me to raise the question: “If I get the D90, how long will it be until I want/need to upgrade?” So instead I got the details of the nearest store with a boxed D300s in stock and away I went…After impatiently waiting for the battery to charge I read as much of the manual as I cou…

Fresh Start

Well it’s been long overdue, but I’ve finally had a clear out of all my older, lesser quality photographs.All of your comments and favouritings have been much appreciated and have brought me to this place where I’m looking to move forward with photography. For that I am most grateful! However, those photos were all about developing from a complete novice, and I’d like to think I have come on from that.It’s been part of a whole change of image that I’m planning, so watch this space!Rhys.