"Do Photographers Really Get Vacations?" - Digital Photography Podcast 150

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When you pack for vacation, do your gear up as if you were preparing to invade a small foreign country? Do you feel the need to document every movement that family members make? Are you constantly scanning the horizon for incoming great shots? If you answer yes to these questions, you are not on vacation.

I have great empathy for this syndrome. I've been afflicted myself, and drift in and out of recovery. I had a chance to think about this recently during a vacation in Maui. And this week's show I talk about balancing work and play during time off.

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Whirlwind is this month's photo assignment. This can be taken so many ways: things happening quickly, life breezing by, an very energenic child. You can read more about how to submit on our Submissions page. Deadline for entry is Oct. 31.

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Now that I've piqued your curiosity, it's time to listen to today's audio show titled, "Do Photographers Really Get Vacations?." You can download the podcast here (28 minutes). You can also subscribe to the podcast in iTunes

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Great podcast interesting points. What about getting the new Panasonic Lumix LX3 which appears to be much smaller than the G9 and it shoots Raw?

Regarding jpegs and missing raw, have you ever tried opening jpegs with Adobe Camera Raw? Didn't I learn from you that you could do that? I know you don't get all the power of working with a raw file in there, but at least you get the familiar UI.

A couple things here. Yes, I have considered the LX3. It is smaller, and it's a terrific camera. And since the Canon G10 isn't that much different than the G9, other than the wider zoom, the LX3 looks like a good complement to my travel kit.

As for processing Raw in ACR, absolutely yes you can. And it works great. That's what I often use. The problem is, Jpegs don't contain as much image information as Raw files, so I don't get the same results from the sliders that I would with Raw. And therein lies my disappointment with Jpegs.

I apologize if you have previously covered this, but perhaps you should consider CHDK with your small Canon. Admittedly the raw files are only 10 bit, but that may be sufficient for your purpose.

http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

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