Learning New Tricks

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

I’m old enough to know that when I criticize a camera feature or think I’ll never use it that I’m doomed fall in love with it. My initial reaction to Wi-Fi in cameras was “who needs it?” and now I wouldn’t buy a camera without Wi-Fi and I use it every day.

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to a group of photographers in Seattle and somebody asked about the creative filters that are built into almost all cameras these days. I said that I never use them and suggested they should do any creative affects in post processing. As soon as the words came out of my mouth I knew that I was destined to use and love the creative filters.

The next day after the class I had to fly to Newark, NJ for work. On the flight across country I decided to look at the creative filters in my Lumix LX10. I choose the Expressive filter and immediately everything in the drab plane looked much more exciting. I left the filter on for the next few days in Newark.

Now I can’t wait to try the rest of the filters. Stay tuned.