Sold on RAW

May 7, 2008

The post you are looking for can now be found here.

My photography posts were getting lost among my technology and other content.  It made more sense to move them across to a dedicated website, particularly as I plan to post a lot more on photography, initially majoring on the issues around sorting out a practical workflow for digital photography.

That is how the exposures website came about.

Do please visit it.  If you are a bona fide photography blogger yourself and would care to link to exposures I will be delighted to reciprocate.

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One comment

  1. I’m glad to see your coming around to RAW. Let me make some points about RAW verses JPEG. First if you or anyone chooses to shoot JPEG and are happy with what you get. Then keep shooting in JPEG. Many Pro’s need to use JPEG because of the requirements of the job but many don’t.
    So why should an amateur use RAW? For me shooting in JPEG instead of RAW. Is like getting a high performance sports car and driving at 35 mph no matter what. I didn’t spend alot of money. Just to let the camera process the image by throwing away alot of the original image information. It’s like shooting in Program mode and never using the other features.
    I want as much control over my pictures as I can get. LR, which I use, gives me the contol I want without the complexity of Photoshop. The picture of your daughter is a perfect example. In addition to the adjustments you made. You can also use the Targeted Adjustment Tool in the Tone Curve Panel. Put the cursor in the bright window. Click/Hold the mouse button and reduce the brightness by sliding the mouse. How hard is that? I’m often surprised by how much detail I can recover.
    Plus, I haven’t affected the original image. All I’ve done is change the data in the RAW file to get a more pleasing image. You can go back to that image a year from now and make other changes without losing any of the original data.
    I leave you with just one more thought. Remember the Fifth Rule of Lightroom.

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