Postcards From Rome: Q&A-palooza!

More Q&A from Rome!

On deck today: 2 new Q&A videos from Rome, plus a new “Postcard” image!

THANK YOU everyone for contributing such great queries! I’m enjoying tackling them in various locations around the city. It always gets me thinking – and I like that.

Remember… all my comments are COMPLETELY subjective and based upon how I do things. Always good to keep in mind.

I was strolling along the Tiber River when I found this wonderful, colorful graffiti sprayed onto the stone walls. I mean, there’s graffiti everywhere here… but this was unusually vibrant and begged to be used for a backdrop!.

The question:  do I convert my color images to black and white in-camera with one of Fujifilm’s film simulations – or if I do it Lightroom or Photoshop?

Next,  I was asked what kind of workflow I use when I shoot a scene. RAW image & JPG? Film simulation bracketing? All of the above? How do I decide?

New “postcard” image: 

Finally… I fell in love with this little red Vespa, sitting in a long lineup of it’s tougher, darker brethren. It sat in an area where there was an absolutely gorgeous light pouring down from above, bouncing off the deep golden buildings, then settling in to caressing everything it touched.

I also loved that there’s a heart on the wall! It signifies exactly how I feel about this image. 😉


3 thoughts on “Postcards From Rome: Q&A-palooza!

  1. Thank you so much for answering my question! It was great to hear you speak so highly of the .jpg files because I’ve found them to often be all I need, but then that other voice in my head from my professional side shouts at me “You need ALL of the data! Stop and take a RAW image, too!” That voice is growing softer as I spend more time with the Fuji, and, thanks to your answer, I think it will soon whisper in my ear only at the appropriate times 🙂

  2. Hey Karen. Here’s a quick question (or two). Did you bring a tripod with you? And if yes do you carry and use it when in a city like Rome? Seems to me the “low profile” mirrorless camera look would be completely undone if you were sporting a tripod. But if you don’t, can you still manage to capture the low light, night time, blue hour landscape shots you want without having to find a wall to prop the camera on?

    1. WELL. You ask a very good question, Elle. The way I do it is to shoot without a tripod during the day. People, still lifes, scenes, etc.
      Then I take a break, have a snack or whatever, go back to my hotel or apartment. Change clothes (if it’s going to be chilly), then go back out either for sunset or late night shooting or both with a tripod. I would definitely never carry that thing around all day!

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