As we begin to get a little more in depth with photography here in class it is important to discuss the type of format you will be shooting with your camera. As you touched on briefly in chapter 8 of your book, we will be a looking a little more closely at the RAW and JPG formats.
Check out this article from Digital Photography School’s blog as they explain the technical differences between the two.
Once you have read the article, write out the following questions and answer them on a piece of paper to turn in to class.
1. Name 4 characteristics of a RAW file.
2. Name 4 characteristics of a JPG file.
3. What happens when a camera “processes” a JPG file?
4. What are the benefits to shooting RAW over JPG?
5. What are the benefits to shooting JPG over RAW?
As we begin to get in to the nitty gritty concerning aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings, things might get a little confusing. This little cheat sheet might help you understand things a little easier. You can probably print it out on your home printer to keep with you as you shoot, or if you came this blog on your phone, you can save the image to your phone since that is always with you!
Photo Class 1st Assignment
1. Go to FLICKR.com
2. Sign up
3. Post 1 photo that you have taken. (Can be anything)
4. Email me (email@example.com) the link to your photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobbybrownphotography/)
5. Bring your camera tomorrow to class
I’m excited to have so many new students this year for photography! I am looking forward to seeing your creativity and seeing you grow in this art. I am here to assist you and answer any questions you may have, so feel free to ask. Check out the links on the right for interesting content and ways to find more education in this field.
You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.