Baby watch ft. Mia
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My girlfriends family and I went away to a cottage for the long weekend at Prince Edward County in Ontario, Canada. Most people come here to visit the Sandbanks beach, which is what this town is mostly known for. This is probably the best beach I've been to in Ontario (so far). The beach and water was clean, and the best part was that the sand was actually soft. This was the first time our daughter has been able to really experience the beach and she totally loved it. She just enjoyed standing by the shore and watching the waves hit her feet. I think we probably stood there for a good 30 minutes lol. It's always so funny watching her absorb all this new stuff. She will start bursting out in screams because she can't contain herself from all the excitement. We enjoyed our time there and definitely want to go back before the summer ends. It's a 3 hour drive from where we live so we'll see.
Now time for the nerd stuff.
In camera file settings:
Image size - L:20M
Aspect Ratio - 3:2
Quality - Extra fine
(Yes not raw lol)
I totally forgot to jot this down, but from what I can remember....
ISO - 80
ND Filter was on
70mm @ f2.8
White balance settings was set to Daylight sunny
(Can't remember the shutter speed)
- All photos were shot on the Sony RX100iv
- Imported the photos my iPhone SE via wi-fi using the play memories app
- Imported the photos to the VSCO app
- Edited everything in VSCO
Exported ORIGINAL and EDITED photo's to my Dropbox in 2 separate folders.
I love shooting with this camera. The EVF and built in ND filter help out so much, especially in sunny conditions. When shooting in Manual mode you have a lot of flexibility and options to shoot how you want. The customizable hot keys / shortcuts make it super easy to adjust your settings quick on the fly. As for the editing process, I love limiting my options and keeping my process as simple as possible. I used to go overboard with all the effects and adjust every single setting. But if you take a good clean photo from the start, the editing process becomes a lot easier.
I choose not to shoot in RAW with this camera for a few personal reasons.
- Space / storage
- To me, between Extra fine and RAW, the difference is nothing. The quality I get from Extra fine is so good I don't feel the need to shoot in raw
- Shooting in non RAW format allows me to fully edit on my iOS devices without any hassles. My main goal is to stay away from using my MacBook as much as possible
- If I shoot in RAW / JPEG mode, the jpegs aren't saved as Extra fine. I usually don't like doing this anyways because of space and storage issues
- Sony's raw format was a pain in the ass to try and make it compatible with Lightroom
- When I print some photos, the quality of the prints still look amazing with Extra fine.
Anyways, that's it for now. Hope you guys like the photo's and hope this blog post helped you out. I think one of my future blog posts will be about what I do and don't like about the Sony RX100iv. But overall, I love this camera.
Thanks for stopping by!