Matt photographed an amazing Book of Books.
He talks about it a bit here.
There is a story behind this shoot. And the story is – Matt called me over one day to help him get the settings right on the Canon dSLR which he was using to photograph books on a copy stand for the author. He wanted to shoot in RAW mode, and just wanted me to set it up for him.
Of course, I have been shooting RAW since the first digital Rebel. But when I got to the apartment and looked at the back of the camera, I went blank. I usually set the camera to RAW the first day I get it and never touch that again. So somehow or other, I had forgotten how to do this very simple task. And I looked at a few things in the menu – and set it to RAW.
I did a bit of shooting with Matt and let when the shoot was done. It is, a beautiful book. When I got home, a call came from Matt saying that he still didn’t see any RAW files on the computer. Just large JPGS.
Yes. He came by later with the card, and I looked at it and sure enough I had screwed up. Hard to believe but after years of shooting RAW I hadn’t set the camera menu correctly. Mea Culpa.
Of course, my excuse is that the menu systems keep changing – but still – no excuse.