I wish I could say that I’m perfect when it comes to taking photos, but sadly I am far from it.
Last year when I went to Country Dahlias I must admit I was a bit distracted and made the mistake of not checking the settings on my camera. Really it is a mistake I often make.
Most mistakes I usually pick up straight away, or fairly soon. However, this one I didn’t get until I got home and loaded the photos on my computer.
Once they were loaded I usually delete all the jpegs and then just work on the RAW files, however, there were no RAW files.
It seems that the time before I went there I must have been doing some time-lapse or something like that. When I do that I often change the settings and apparently I had set the camera to take only jpegs and the lowest quality ones. You only need small files when doing timelapse, it isn’t like they are going to be blown up really big, just big enough for a video.
I was so annoyed with myself. I usually always shoot in jpeg and RAW. RAW to work on back home and jpeg so I can see the photos on my phone.
While it was a massive mistake it didn’t mean I couldn’t work on the photos. There are ways, but it also means that the images will only ever be any good for here and maybe Instagram.
Not a biggy, not like some others I’ve made, but we can discuss those another time.
How about you? Have you made any mistakes like that?
All these images were taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 56mm lens.