1. Explain the main differences between a raw and jpeg file.

The main differences between a RAW and JPEG file are the file sizes, image quality, and speed of how the picture is taken.

2. Which file is bigger RAW or Jpeg?

RAW files are bigger.

3. Can you change a Raw file to a Jpeg, once your photos are the computer, and if so, how?

Yes, you can change a Raw file to a Jpeg once your photos are the computer. You can do that by opening your RAW image in Preview; right-click on the file you wish to open and select Open with > Preview, then when the file is open in Preview you can simply choose to save it as a JPEG file. After, you can just click on File and then from the drop-down menu select Export.

4. If you were shooting an important event, would you shoot it RAW or Jpeg?

It wouldn’t matter. Whichever you are more comfortable using is fine. There is no correct answer on when to and when no to used JPEG and RAW.

History of Photography TimeLine

  1. The camera Obscuras were really fascinating to me. The way it was invented and how it was generated and used.
  2. The first Kodak Brownie, it’s interesting how they invented cameras that were as big as a box and you had to draw the image.
  3. The first Nikon camera, it has shrunken tremendously. It went from a big box to a little boxy camera.
  4. The invention of first life color on photos. It’s interesting how it took years upon years to get colors on photos.
  5. The first cell phone. It’s something completely different than what I know of today and it fascinates me how much things evolved.


Alphabet Photography

Five valuable things I’ve learned in photography class; Lighting is important Always be creative Don’t try to fit in with “styles” angles and facial expressions add detail to your photos Have fun and enjoy what you’re doing.  

Camera Modes

Automatic Modes

Automatic mode

Auto mode tells your camera to use its best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can. With some cameras auto mode lets you override flash or change it to red eye reduction.

Portrait mode

portrait mode will automatically select a large aperture (small number) which helps to keep your background out of focus or sets a narrow depth of field.

Macro mode

Macro mode lets you move your closer into your subject to take a close-up picture. It’s great for shooting flowers, insects or other small objects.

Landscape mode

This mode is almost the exact opposite of portrait mode in that it sets the camera up with a small aperture (large number) to make sure as much of the scene you’re photographing will be in focus as possible. It gives you a large depth of field.

Sports mode

Sports mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed. When photographing fast moving subjects you can also increase your chances of capturing them with panning of your camera along with the subject

Night mode

Night mode is a technique also called ‘slow shutter sync’ is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background but it also fires off a flash to illuminate the foreground. If you use this mode for a ‘serious’ or well-balanced shot, you should use a tripod, or your background will be blurred – however it’s also fun to take shots with this handheld to purposely blur your backgrounds.

Movie mode

Semi-Automatic Modes

aperture priority mode 

Aperture priority mode is useful when you’re looking to control the depth of field in a shot usually a stationary object where you don’t need to control shutter speed. Choosing a larger number aperture means the aperture.

Shutter priority mode

Shutter priority is very similar to aperture priority mode but is the mode where you select a shutter speed, and the camera then chooses all of the other settings. You would use this mode where you want to control over shutter speed.

program mode

Program mode is similar to Auto but gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO etc.

Fully Manual Mode

Manual mode

In this mode you have full control over your camera and need to think about all settings including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, flash etc. It gives you the flexibility to set your shots up as you wish.