While learning these programs, I have been trying to shoot in RAW mode to create the optimum editing material. Then trying to edit it so I have the perfect picture. That's the end goal isn't it?? The perfectly composed, perfectly edited photo.
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Along the way to the perfect photo I lost my creativity.
I am still on Day 19 of Ali Edwards 31 Things writing class. Now, mind you, this class started in mid May and finished in mid June. It is now the end of July. What is holding me back? I took the pictures for Day 19 two weeks ago, but I was so focused on the composition, the lighting, the shooting in RAW, learning the editing process that I lost the story.
I think for me life is about the story, about the words. The photos are there to accompany the story, but they are not the centerpiece for me, the words are, the story is.
So I am going to go back to shooting in jpeg, using iPhoto and getting the best I can out of my photos straight out of the camera. This way I can restore my creativity and let the words flow out of me again.
I see this as the best of both worlds. My creativity and my stories will be restored, and I will continue to learn without the pressure of trying to make it perfect.