Helloooo, everyone. Thanks for your awesome feedback on my last post – I’m thrilled that my words were able to help some of you in at least some way. It’s always amazing to know you’re not alone in your thoughts and feelings.
I mentioned on Monday that I went out and shot in RAW file type for the first time. I’m pretty devoted to JPG, so it was interesting seeing the difference between the two. I’d like to give a quick run-through of what I like and dislike.
RAW vs JPG
– I love the purity of the light. On that same note, I dislike how the intense capture of the light takes away from some photos. I’m pretty sure I need to learn more about white balance.
– The lack of sharpness in RAW photos bother me. As a few of you know, I have a strict standard for my photos in regards to their clarity and focus. I’m pretty sure I could count on one hand the photos I’ve posted that were out of focus… I’m obsessed.
– The noise in RAW photos bothers me a little bit. However, Lightroom has a great noise reduction feature. Still, I prefer minimal editing, and although RAW photos allow for greater editing freedom, I really would rather spend more time behind the camera, not the computer.
Conclusion: I’m probably going to go back to JPG. Yes, I am an old stick-in-the-mud, thank you very much.
Below are some of the photos from shooting in RAW.