Category: Random Ramblings

The Five Stages of Photographic Grief

So you made it onto Santa’s nice list and got a brand new shiny DSLR under the tree. Or maybe you treated yourself to that new lens you’ve been pining for that will kick your photographic prowess up a notch. Either way, you are about to experience the emotional roller coaster that I call the…


No RAW Deal for Me – Confessions of a JPEG Shooter

I picture it like this. I step up to the podium, clear my throat and, in a subdued voice mutter “Hello, my name is Claudio and I’m a JPEG shooter”. From the room comes the response “Hello Claudio”. I’m a JPEG shooter in a room full of RAW shooters sporting looks of pity and incredulity…


To Post or Not to Post

I’m referring, of course to post processing and the heated discussions going on between photographers on how much, if any, post processing is acceptable if we are to remain true to our craft. At one extreme, we have the purists who, like in the days of Kodachrome 64, believe that, since the image captured represents…