The differences between RAW and JPEG

  1. Explain the main difference between a RAW and JPEG file: A RAW file will contain two to six times more image data than a jpeg file. The more of the image data, the nicer the quality is
  2. Which file is bigger? RAW or JPEG? The raw file is much bigger. A JPEG is all the image data compressed into a smaller file.
  3. Can you change a RAW to a JPEG once the photos are in the computer? How? You can change a RAW to a JPEG, but it affects the quality, as it’s compressing the data into a small file.
  4. If you were shooting an important event, would you shoot it RAW or JPEG? Explain. I would shoot in RAW + JPEG mode so can have two copies of the same picture; I believe that will be useful. Even if it uses more memory, it would be handy to have a JPEG file already made.

Shoot Like Aaron Siskind

Siskind’s Work:

I really like how sharp Siskind’s pictures are, and how he captures the texture. I love the monochrome since I’ve said I always loved black and white. It makes pictures seem dark and mysterious. Aaron Siskind shoots his pictures at such a nice angle that creates amazing shapes that are impossible to stop looking at as the technique is so gorgeous.

3 Questions

  1. What is the purpose of the main light? The main light helps light up the main subject.
  2. What is the purpose of the fill light? To add or take away any shadows on the subject.
  3. List the lighting patterns: butterfly lighting, clamshell lighting, loop lighting, rembrandt lighting, split lighting, long lighting, shot lighting, broad lighting.

Studio Portraits

85.00mm, 1/85 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800, manual

85.00 mm, 1/85 sec, ISO 800. manual

85.00mm, 1/85 sec, ISO 800, manual

85.00mm, 1/85 sec, ISO 800, manual

85.00mm, 1/85 sec, ISO 800, manual


hashtag words :




black and white




studio lights





deep colors

curly hair

black dress

head turn



White Balance in Photography

What I’ve learned:

Some cameras will preset white balance and adjust to the world around you, while you can also do white balance during editing. You can even use white balance for various effects, an example is by applying a too-cold white balance to your photos, you can create a somber, moody effect. White balance can also help with removing or neutralizing color casts in your images. Sometimes the picture can come out too warm or too cool. With white balance it can help the photographer portray a subject as close to how they/it looks in real life as possible which is very useful.

White Balance Modes:

Sunny – for mid- morning and afternoon sun.

Shade – heavy shade scenarios like portraits under a tree.

Cloudy – Works with overcast lighting in dim areas.

Flash – For scenes lit by standard off camera flashes and lights.

Incandescent – Works well with standard, warm lights. (Indoors)

Fluorescent – Works for scenes lit by fluorescent lights. (Indoors)

Candid Moments.

Miss Cauchon with a camera in photography class, giving a demonstration.

Student being busy in class, writing for an assignment.


Henrt Cartier Bresson – Father of Candid Moments.

His Works:

The reasons I like these photographs is mainly the color. These photographs are old, but the black and white colors are so gorgeous to me. I like how in the second photo you can see the cyclist blurry. It almost seemed like Henry was hiding and caught this picture to get the bike at the right moment. I like the grainy or noisy effect. Like the pictures have texture, and the grain is very visible on the first photo. In the first photo i like how we can get a clear idea of what the woman is doing. No blur, a clean and crisp photo.

Action + Motion



The slower your shutter speed, the blurrier the picture comes out. The faster the shutter speed, the sharper the picture will be.

Pictures from the internet:

Motion Blur

My Guess:
Shutters speed 1/30 sec, ISO 400 35mm lens

Action Sharp:

shutter speed 1/600 sec, ISO 400, 55mm lens


Camera Modes.

Automatic mode – The camera automatically sets the ISO, Aperture, white balance, focus and flash to how it sees fit.

Portrait Mode – The camera will set the settings to a large aperture, narrow depth of field, to accommodate with the photographer taking a single subject portrait.

Macro Mode – A setting that will allow the photographer to move closer to their subject. Such as bugs or flowers. It has many capabilities when it comes to focus settings and distance,

Landscape Mode – Landscape will allow the camera to take in large scenery, and change the settings to a small aperture. The photographer will be able to take pictures at a wide range and long distance.

Sports Mode – A setting that will allow moving subjects to be captured sharply. It will freeze the moving subject by making the shutter speed faster so we can get a clean, crisp image.

Night Mode –  Will let the camera capture low light situations and fire a flash to illuminate everything.

Move Mode – This mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones.

Semi-Automatic Mode – A mode where you manually adjust your aperture and your camera adjusts everything else for you.

Shutter Priority Mode – A mode where you change your shutter speed and the camera adjusts the other settings.

Manual Mode – A mode where you can control every setting on your own and change it all to your liking, without the help of the camera.