Phase 2: Day 15 – Life In Color

Shopping carts escaped from Walmart

Are you tired of looking at abandoned shopping carts yet?  There is an ample supply, and my other choice was more photos of transmission towers, so there you go.  Tomorrow may be transmission towers again!  I need to get out of the neighborhood.  Soon, I suspect.

I spent yesterday afternoon fiddling with menus and settings and taking photos of the ceiling fan on our porch.  It’s interesting what things can be controlled on these cameras, although I’m not sure what they all do or why I would need them.  I’m trying to figure out some of the custom settings but am discovering why I seldom bother – they are fussy and frustrating to figure out and it is getting in the way of taking pictures.  I’m going to keep trying, though.  Because I suspect that there is value in using them that I won’t recognize until I’ve used them.  Duh.

Today I’m working with the camera profiles in Lightroom to see what they will do.  Fuji added a bunch of new profiles to their cameras over the last 5 years or so, and I need to catch up!  There are 4 new black & white settings and a number of color/film emulations to figure out.  I try not to use the same settings all the time, but I do like to have a common starting point.  In order to know what to use I need to know (1) what I like, and (2) what they all do.  So, the homework continues!

3 thoughts on “Phase 2: Day 15 – Life In Color”

  1. Sounds like a good student doing homework, which will pay off in the long run. I too find many things the new cameras can do are not something I would use, but who knows. I had a Canon G5 that will fire the shutter when anyone in the scene smiled. Danged if it didn’t work but how often would I think of using it and then set it up to do it.

    1. That’s funny, Monte. I still have my G5 and either didn’t realize or had forgotten that it would do that!

      These newer cameras that are able to function as still and movie cameras have a lot of stuff we don’t need. One of the things I do like on this new camera is that there are separate menus for each, so you don’t have to scroll through pages of video settings to set up the camera for stills. But there are still way too many options!

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