Postcards From Rome: 2 New Q&A’s

2 New Q&A’s 

Today we started tackling some of the new, great questions you guys have been asking! THANK YOU for piping up! It’s really fun to share this experience with you to begin with… it’s made even better when we can answer some of the queries that inevitably occur to you when you follow along a crazy adventure like this one. 😀

The first is from Lauri Novak, who asked (in part) this question.”How do you juggle family, commitments, life – as a professional photographer?” It’s challenging! And the answer completely depends upon who you are and your life. But like anything, where there’s a will there’s a way.. and with patience, timing, creativity and a “never give up” attitude… it CAN be done!


The next question came from Carol Gilb Massey, who asked: “Are you shooting RAW or JPG on this trip? If RAW, how do you handle the noise at high ISO when shooting at night?”

I took a moment under an umbrella on a warm (very bright, hence the squinting) day at the Piazza Navona to answer this one. I’ll be honest, I used to obsess alot more over high ISO than I do now… you’ll see why in this video!

New Image!

Finally… on our way to dinner one night with the marvelous Ugo Cei and his lovely wife, I stopped to check out the view of the Tiber River. I didn’t have a tripod, but did have the stone of the bridge itself to rest my camera upon.

I still had to rest it on my hand, then hold as steady as I could. That meant a little higher ISO than I would’ve used on a tripod… but in this case, ISO 800 did the trick.

I processed it in Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro, then did a bit of my own sweetening… it didn’t take much!

Fujifilm X-Pro 2, 16-55mm lens
ISO 800, f/11
5 secs.