Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Reaching for the light

Reaching for the light
Originally uploaded by Dave Traynor
I'm starting down a new road with my photography. I'm the proud owner of a new Nikon D90 but I discovered that my existing development setup wasn't able to work with the RAW file format that the new Nikon put out. I use an older version of Photoshop, which can't read the new files.

This is a major bummer but fortunately, I've come up with a solution. I just got a copy of Adobe Lightroom, which lets me load up the new files from my Nikon and work on them. I've got a lot to learn about how to use it, but so far, it's working out. This is my first effort at developing a final image through Lightroom, without even opening Photoshop.

While this will work for some photos, I'm still able to do my final imaging in Photoshop with my old Powerbook and I can hold off getting a new MacBook for awhile anyway. And it's going to be awhile, now that I've decided to get the new camera.

Oh, the joys of technology. Everytime you do one thing, something else needs to be upgraded...it's a never-ending loop. (But I love it!)


Kelly said...

This is gorgeous.

A quick heads up that when I buy a house of my own, I'd like it to be decorated all with your photography..

Dave said...

Thank you. That's a nice thing to say to your Dad...I'd be happy to fill your house with photos - you can fill it with other things!