Photography Update – Rebel Girl

I have been on a learning curve, though I do try to read as much as possible, I find most of my learning comes from making mistakes. Once I have to change the way I have to do something, I tend not to forget as easily.

I will be switching computers over the next day or so because the photo editing program we have makes this one crash. I want to be able to layer macro shots. Another thing I want to try is playing around with different styles, including a more artistic approach to photography. I still haven’t decided what type of photography I want to do, or just play with everything and not limit myself at all.

Props are something that I think I would like to delve into further. That means getting serious about lighting and using a tripod! I have been quite lazy when it comes to that. 🙂

Mostly, I just crop and resize my pictures. A few times I have played with the look. If nothing is stated, this will mean I have not done any editing. From now on, I will state anything I have used or done to each picture. (Because I will be playing around for a while with different things)

We recently noticed that we can set the time and date for posting. How cool is that? We can write a bunch of posts to come up whenever we want and don’t even have to be home. Such newbies!

That’s all for now. Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!

Oh, and Go Leafs Go! 🙂 <——— Life is so exciting right now!



  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Get the biggest, baddest graphics processor you can in your new computer. It is the graphics RAM that makes the photo utilities crash. Until I got THIS computer, everything always crashed. I had to be very careful what else was open when I used it. Finally, I don’t have to worry.

    You are doing great. Enjoy it. Don’t make it hard work and don’t stop having fun.

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I a still worried the other one might crash, I am going to set it up in a few hours and test it. If it does I will see if I can upgrade the RAM. It is VERY frustrating. Rebel Guy has a good one. Don’t know what it is, but when he tells people what it is they say: Nice!
      Thanks for the advice, I always want to keep it fun. Once it becomes work, that is when I would lose interest.


      1. One nice thing about photography is that you never run out of stuff to learn.

        I have an HP specter laptop, it only has a 7th gen dual core, 16GB RAM, but it runs photoshop, lightroom, photomatix, a few other things well enough.

        I find that lightroom is painfully slow rendering JPG previews when you first load your RAW files. Sometimes, I cull them down using irfanview first as it is much faster.

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      2. I had to look up what irfanview was. It’s free! I like free. I know it is best to take RAW photos. Rebel Guy keeps telling me to stop just using jpeg. Thanks for taking the time to share that. I appreciate it.


    1. Thanks! I need all the luck I can get. My computer was older and still running on Windows 8.1. I am not big on change when it comes to technology, that just means having to learn all over again! Learning is fine with me, it’s the remembering part that doesn’t work well with me.

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  2. Just an opinion – nothing beats a Mac for photos, video, or music – even older models like my mid 2012 macbook pro smokes editing and they are built with such an attention to quality, longevity, and materials they just keeping going and going.
    I did some bartering for it and haven’t looked back, so pleased I went on the scout for an iMac and did some bartering for a 21.5 mid 2011 – same story – doesn’t stutter when it comes to photo editing.
    Doesn’t have the Retina display but the graphics are stunning nonetheless and I seriously doubt any comp of the same vintage whether laptop or desktop made by any other company running an OS other than Mac would be equally capable – I know none that I have had were.
    Initially I thought there would be an associated learning curve with Mac but found that was far from the truth – I also thought the “fanboy” ravings about Mac bordered on being smug, cultish, and over the top but I’m a believer now.

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    1. When I was in my twenties, I worked at a place that did iron on transfers on clothes. Sometimes we would have to make custom ones. My boss had a very old mac and that thing was a work horse. It never crashed.
      I have always wanted a mac. Out of my price range, though I wish I had have thought about even buying a used, older one. I know I would not have been disappointed. If I ever get the money, I would buy a mac over anything!


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