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Is It Time To Start Shooting In The RAW...

19 Jul 2021 3:40PM   Views : 420 Unique : 271

As much fun it may be to shoot naked this doesn't need for you to take all your clothes off.
This is about taking the step to shoot in the RAW format and time to ditch the JPEG. For years like most I shot in jpeg which allowed me to shoot more images on my SD card. Now the price of all these cards have come right down, is it time to switch.
This may sound like a major step for most but with Adobe Camera Raw as a free download and all the updates they have done it's a good time to switch or at lease give it a try. Just change your camera over to shoot in RAW and after you have taken a few images open them in camera raw.
At the top there is an auto button which now does a great job (at last) and something you can use as a starting point if you want to make further changes, it's only pushing a slider. If not press Auto and save.
Your find I hope this will make a big difference to your images and something you wish you had done years ago.
Below is an image of Kinston Lacystraight out of camera shot in raw, below is the Auto adjustment in camera raw. Looking at the image I think it was a good shot to start with and the Auto only made some very minor changes.


If or when you starting using the other adjustments in camera raw you will also be able to use Lightroom as they are very much the same now.

So now you can all put your clothes back on and go and give it a try, I don't think you will be disappointed.

Tags: Raw Camera raw Getting started


thewilliam2 5 1.6k United Kingdom
19 Jul 2021 3:54PM
I know some (professional) photographers who shoot both RAW and JPEG.

In most cases, they find the JPEG is good enough to deliver to the client because they're careful about exposure and white balance.
21 Jul 2021 5:30PM
If you're careless with exposure or you're obsessed with shadow detail then I suppose RAW might help. I'm neither of those things so I see no real advantage. You have to make a ( compressed! ) jpeg copy before you can use an image for anything anyway.

I think some people shoot RAW because they've been told to. Some think their images will look better. They won't.
TNman 1 1 United States
23 Jul 2021 6:47PM
There's no doubt that RAW files are far more malleable, they can take more a PP work. I like having that leeway and have never shot in-camera JPEGs for anything other than files I considered unimportant. But, to each his own.

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