Or, How Someone Else Explains Things Better Than I Do
A lot of people want to better understand the differences or potential benefits between shooting in camera RAW as opposed to JPG. There are a great many people who put their foot down firmly on one side or the other of this debate. I’ve seen arguments get heated in certain forums, with each side claiming the high ground.
Me? I shoot RAW. Why? Because I like to endlessly tweak things. I come from a background of printing ‘old school’ and really like to get my hands in it and mess it around a bit. Then maybe change my mind, erase it all and start again….and again. RAW allows that freedom. I also find JPGs to be more ‘contrasty’, both tending to blow out my highlights and block up my shadows. Dude, if anyone is gonna block my shadows, it better be me.
Than there’s the whole debate around Adobe Lightroom vs Apple Aperture. I use Lightroom. And so does Jon Armstrong over at blurbomat.com. Jon is the husband and web master extraordinaire for his wife Heather (the ‘dooce’ of dooce.com fame.) Anyway, Jon is a talented photographer in his own right. Which brings me around to the entire point of this post. His post. Or rather, his video on RAW vs JPG. It demonstrates very well the compeling reasons to both shoot in RAW and use Lightroom. So go check it out. Tell him I sent you. Don’t forget to scratch Coco behind the ear.
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