A couple weeks ago ago, my first week look at the smaller 2020 iPad Pro went live on The Sweet Setup, and it’s a column I’m somewhat proud of. By no stretch is it a “review” — I don’t think I mention a single thing about the new and improved cameras, the new(ish) processor, the LiDar scanner, or anything else Apple updated this time around.

Instead, I focused solely on the impact of moving from the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the smaller 11-inch iPad Pro.

The photos for this first impressions piece don’t have the classiest back story, honestly. It was a nice and overcast day flowing through our front window — what should have been perfect light for shooting this post. I put in some fill light with an off-camera flash, just to round things out.

However, after importing into Lightroom, it was clear I’m still learning a new camera. All the photos came in much, much darker than I would have liked and required a significant exposure push to get to where I wanted. This resulted in noise, which meant I had to hide the noise with some artificial grain.

And on it goes.

Sometimes though, these shoots can still turn out. I like the result as they are, and learned a few things along the way.

Head over to The Sweet Setup to read the entire column.