Trying out my new Canon G15 camera.
Below is a photo of some yummy cakes at Patisserie-Valerie in Nottingham ( roughly opposite Primark). I took the photo with my new Canon G15 camera. I’ve tweaked the exposure and slightly darkened the shadows of the RAW image, using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software. There is an excellent YouTube video on how to use this here …www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcl5nHRARuc
Overall, I’m very impressed with this camera. It’s got image-stabilisation built into it, hence this fairly sharp image just hand-holding the camera. I’ll be using the camera mainly for travel use, as my 5D Mark ii camera (aka “The Beast”, according to one of my friends), is too big to lug around for taking holiday snaps, and would take up too much room in my hand-luggage when flying with Ryanair. I feel the extra charges that airlines make for taking suitcases in the hold, are too high. We manage to travel abroad with very little in the way of baggage.
I recently bought a copy of Photoshop Elements 11, but have found that the G15 camera is too new for it, as regards handling RAW images. I’ve yet to try out downloading an update for the PE 11 program from the Adobe website, but I think it’s high time that the camera manufacturers got together to standardise RAW images once and for all (just like a JPEG image).