The Rural Life Museum is one of my favorite places to try out new cameras, photo equipment and techniques. Today, while practicing with the G1X, I received an added bonus: No Senior Citizens discount! In fact, I was not even asked! That dollar seemed insignificant to me as I decided to pay the full fee and feel years younger.
I shot with the G1X naked (no, not me, the camera!) meaning without a tripod, flash, filters, no RAW mode, no editing, no post processing. This forced me to use high ISO settings along with whatever the G1X had to offer. Unlike some of my first G1X attempts however, I did change take multiple shots and varied exposure and other settings in my attempts to get the picture that I wanted. So the pictures in this post are Straight-Out-Of-Camera (SOOC) – even if I took several at various settings and discarded all but the one posted.
Instead of cropping, I sometimes changed the aspect ratio in-camera. In practice, I believe in cropping.
I have a definite tendency to shoot vertical (portrait) pictures. In fact, my favorite shot of the day is a vertical, shown below.
This exercise (JPEG only, no editing) was a good one. I still plan to (mostly) shoot in RAW and post-process to taste but SOOC definitely has its place.