COBA photoshoot

i’ve been pretty bad with posting pictures, so bear with me today.

some other weekend ago, i went to the COBA photoshoot at the stanford campus to take some pictures to compare the abilities of various cameras to produce large prints. i took out the trusty canon D30 and the canon 10D with me for comparison. it was the first time in a long, long time that i shot in RAW. RAW appears to be the format of choice amongst these photographers. me? i’m far too lazy to shoot in RAW and i hate how much hard drive space it consumes so i usually shoot in JPG. yeah, yeah, scoff at me if you wish, i don’t care. =P


this is one of the two shots that we set up for comparative printing. one of the things i noticed between the white balances of the D30 and the 10D is that when they are both set to automatic, the D30 appears to have far richer color saturation and is a little warmer overall. i was surprised to see how big of a difference there actually was between these two cameras.

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it’s kind of funny how long it takes to take a picture when you get a bunch of photographers at a scene. way too many cooks in the kitchen, if you ask me. i think our first shot took something like 30 minutes to take. do you do this? how do you do that? which setting to try for this or that can be rather complicated. for me it started to get way, way more complicated than i liked it to be so i took the picture and then started taking pictures of them.

RAW is kind of nice, i was able to save a picture that i wouldn’t have been able to if i shot in JPG, but man…what a pain in the butt.


of course after i left the group, i switched back to my normal shooting style and i took this picture. one of the things i really like at the stanford campus are the arches and columns in their hallways. definitely very pleasing to the eye, especially later in the day when they cast long, long shadows.


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