First shots w/ my new 40D..C&C Please

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  1. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden TPF Noob!

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    I picked up a 40D on Ebay for $1100 with a battery grip, compact flash card, and a two year warranty from best buy with just over 1000 clicks. I have been reading "explaining exposure" and any other information I can get my hands on.

    I have started shooting in RAW format and I'm having a hard time getting my photobucket to upload them. So if I dont have pictures up give me some time to figure it out.
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    the pictures do nothing for me, but, may I suggest not using photobucket, it compresses the heck out of your photos, and you will start to notice that when you upload, the colors look different on photobucket than they do in your editing software..

    when you say your having a hard time uploading them to photobucket.. are you trying to upload the RAW or are you converting it to jpg first? most sites wont import RAW, you have to convert them first.

    the reason we shoot in raw is for editing purposes only, not displaying purposes... you shoot in raw so that you can have more control over your photo when you edit it (i.e you can change the white balance) then once all your edits are done, you export the photo as jpg or png (or whatever your preference is) and upload that file..
     
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    My noobie defintion of RAW...

    RAW = it allows you to fix all the mistakes you make when you take the photo and make it look like you may have an idea of what you're doing :D
     
  4. Tyler Durden

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    Ya, they do look different online (here and photobucket) than they do with my viewer. I know about RAW files and their purposes... I just havnt found any software that will convert them for free. Any suggestions?
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My suggestion would be that if you don't have any software to edit/convert the RAW files with... I'd wait until you do get something to actually shoot in RAW. Since right now they won't really serve a purpose.
     

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