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08-07-2015, 08:35 PM - 1 Like   #361
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I have a copy of Elements 13, but rarely use it... I use LightZone for post-processing... I also rarely shoot in RAW...

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I am trying to just take the picture though, no edit, no anything, just capture the shot/beauty in 'raw'. Am i crazy?
Nah. Shooting is all about having fun.

Keep in mind that you might get that one extremely amazing shot & then you'll wish that you had the RAW to do some more amazing stuff with it.

That's why I shoot JPEG & RAW at the same time. I use the JPEGS for viewing/reference & I only post process the RAW files that I really like or plan on making large prints of. That's it. It might be 3 or 6 out of 100 photos that I take. I don't have time to sit there & process ton of photos in one jump.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnnyBoy Quote

I'm curious also, how many of the pictures in here, and in general that you guys post, are edited in any form or use a Adobe program? (Or in general use for prints in frames at home even)
I'm just wondering, I didn't realize that taking pictures was so much fun, but the more I read magazines and stuff, they all seem to say, "take the pics in RAW, and use Adobe to make it what you want." I am trying to just take the picture though, no edit, no anything, just capture the shot/beauty in 'raw'. Am i crazy?

The pictures you all take are so amazing! I love the sharing and showing and all the tips and encouraging comments.
JohnnyBoy I generally use Photoshop Elements. Started doing so a few years ago as I wasn't quite happy with the images I was getting from my K100D, so I would tweek them in PSE10 to get the lighting and exposure right. Still use it now with my K-50 but not near as much. I do like to sharpen my images for the web and add a watermark (although something happened and my watermark brush is gone so I have to make another ). I have also used it to remove dust spots from my photos (My K100D was bad for that.....or should I say I didn't know how to change my lenses properly )

I don't use RAW near as much as I should but when I see a jpeg image in the view finder that I like I do convert it to RAW right away....love that feature of the K-50.

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for me, none...

I have a copy of Elements 13, but rarely use it... I use LightZone for post-processing... I also rarely shoot in RAW...
And your shots are AMAZING!!!!!!
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Nah. Shooting is all about having fun.

Keep in mind that you might get that one extremely amazing shot & then you'll wish that you had the RAW to do some more amazing stuff with it.

That's why I shoot JPEG & RAW at the same time. I use the JPEGS for viewing/reference & I only post process the RAW files that I really like or plan on making large prints of. That's it. It might be 3 or 6 out of 100 photos that I take. I don't have time to sit there & process ton of photos in one jump.
Thanks for the input. I actually have started shooting in RAW+. I didn't know it would work so easy and well, On the Canon camera I started with few months ago, this was a task for the camera and the files came out as some strange file type, I couldn't even get Photoshop to open them. On my K-50, it works flawlessly and saves a good RAW and JPEG file. Love it. The K-50 is amazing, I went from a 2008 Canon EOS XS Rebel to this K-50(because my Dad has been into photography for years and just picked it up last year, and they dropped the price so much this year, I couldn't resist ).

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Testing my new k50 on my Lexi.

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Testing my K50 on my Lexi.
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And your shots are AMAZING!!!!!!


thank you - I think I have so much work to do to get better sometimes....

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K-50 with DA 18-250mm f3.5 ED AL (IF)

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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnnyBoy Quote
I actually have started shooting in RAW+. I didn't know it would work so easy and well, On the Canon camera I started with few months ago, this was a task for the camera and the files came out as some strange file type, I couldn't even get Photoshop to open them. On my K-50, it works flawlessly and saves a good RAW and JPEG file. Love it.
Try out RawTherapee for post processing the RAW files. It's free.

RawTherapee Blog

^ The stable version is what I use, but you can download the latest build.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/151-pentax-k-30-k-50/293192-rawtherapee-p...ml#post3307208

^ Then you can try out those profiles.
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A photo from a recent vacation with the K-50 + DA15

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Takumar Bayonet 135 f/2.5, taken wide open checking out the bokeh.

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Shot with the Pentax 35mm f2.4 prime.

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Taken at a graduation party. Shot with the Pentax 35 mm f2.4 prime.

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