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Do you shoot (and Edit) in RAW

View Poll Results: What's Your File Type?
I shoot and edit only RAW files 24 45.28%
I shoot and edit only JPEG files 8 15.09%
I shoot and edit both RAW and JPEG files 21 39.62%
I use other file types 0 0%
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:53 AM
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Re: Do you shoot (and Edit) in RAW

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You lose about 7/8ths of the quality when you shoot jpeg, dont you?
No, it's not that simple. There are 12 different levels of JPEG quality, each with their own algorithm for compression and sharpening.

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A seasoned film photographer would probably benefit from shooting jpeg. I think some of the older Pro's shoot jpeg.
Huh?

Why would a 'seasoned film photographer' benefit from shooting a jpeg ?

I've been shooting for 38 years, 30 professionally and never shoot a jpeg. All of the pros I know only shoot RAW.
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:47 AM
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Re: Do you shoot (and Edit) in RAW

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No, it's not that simple. There are 12 different levels of JPEG quality, each with their own algorithm for compression and sharpening.
I understand that, but either way your loosing when shooting jpeg because of the compression. Your then depending on the hardware in the camera to do the conversion for you, this determines what information you do and dont get.

I shoot jpeg for family events etc, but for work reasons, I ALWAYS shoot RAW.



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Huh?

Why would a 'seasoned film photographer' benefit from shooting a jpeg ?

I've been shooting for 38 years, 30 professionally and never shoot a jpeg. All of the pros I know only shoot RAW.
Funny, as much as I want to disagree with you, your right, most of the images I see get passed through my office are shot RAW, but this also depends on what they're shooting, and why they're shooting it, and the style of shots the photographer likes to take, there are tons of variables. the frame bursts are much slower with shooting RAW also.

I say a "seasoned photographer" would benefit more than most others simply because if YOU have been shooting for 38 years, then you clearly know more about capturing a look in the camera without doing alot of post to achieve you goal. Saving yourself space on your card and alot of other benefits. I know for a fact some run way fashion photographers shoot both, wirelessly transmit them to a PA in the crowd with a DVD burner and sell the CD from there. They then have the RAW files to correct from. So like I said in my first post it all depends.

I on the other hand am a photoshop jockey and dont have the experience to shoot jpeg and get exact exposure everytime so I shoot RAW.
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