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Shooting RAW vs. JPEG

 
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Shooting RAW vs. JPEG Reply with quote

Besides the obvious diferences between the 2 formats (RAW being better for post-production, editing and sizes) is there any other one that tells me why should I shoot in RAW or JPEG format??
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, it really depends on what I am shooting. If I am just firing away on action, party, etc. I always go with JPEG. Sometimes it is just easier to take an assload of shots and cull the ones you don't like.

If it is a shot that I really have to work at getting, portrait, wildlife, etc. I will shoot RAW. Nothing will piss me off more than to sloth over to, say a nest, get the shot I want and then see the color is a little off.

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am new to photography as well and I do see the beneift of RAW especially when it comes to white balance adjustments in post. However, because photography is not my only hobby I don't have a ton of time to spend tweaking 100 photos in photoshop. For that reason I have shot mostly in JPEG.

I have a set of Cactus 5 triggers on the way and plan to start doing some off camera flash portraits of my kids. For shots like that I'll shoot in RAW and spend the time to make them the best they can be, but for most everything else JPEG is fine.

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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why Lightroom and Aperture are so nice- both allow for 'batch editing,' so all you have to do is touch up one photo then you can copy/paste those settings to all of the similar photos. That goes for RAW and JPEG files. Also, Lightroom allows you to automatically apply certain settings to photos when they're imported into the program so that can also help reduce the time that you're spending w/ your photos.
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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2011 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nauty wrote:
I am new to photography as well and I do see the beneift of RAW especially when it comes to white balance adjustments in post. However, because photography is not my only hobby I don't have a ton of time to spend tweaking 100 photos in photoshop. For that reason I have shot mostly in JPEG.
I have a set of Cactus 5 triggers on the way and plan to start doing some off camera flash portraits of my kids. For shots like that I'll shoot in RAW and spend the time to make them the best they can be, but for most everything else JPEG is fine.


Why would your number of shots be any different in RAW vs JPG?

Maybe try RAW+JPG mode. If it comes out perfect, you're all set. But you still have the ability to tweak the RAW.

I know some people like jpg so that they can just quickly dump their photos and upload to facebook, flickr, etc...but Lightroom (Apperature also???) allows you to upload your photos directly to several social sites even from the RAW format.

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PostPosted: Jan 02, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i normally uses RAW+JPG when taking pictures so i have the ability to tweak it in lightroom if necessary.
But i don't see so much diffrence on using RAW.
but in the end it what you think looks good, and what your camera is capable of doing.
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