Thursday, 23 October 2014

Shooting in raw pt 2 - Panasonic DMC-FZ1000

Continuing the story of raw vs jpeg, here are some photos from a Panasonic Lumix. The jpeg processing here is very different to the canon - and preserves more detail especially in the well exposed areas. But the opportunity to recover very dark and very bright areas is still greatly reduced when starting with a jpeg.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Yes you really should shoot raw, and this is why.....

I've just been looking at some photos taken by a friend from camera club, he was trying to find out if taking photos in raw really makes a difference compared to using jpeg. In short yes it does, and now I've looked at some photos, it makes even more of a difference than I had realised, not just more chance to see the highlights and dark areas, but more detail and better colour rendition as well.

While there may still be occcasions when jpeg is a good idea (fast auto repeat without filling the buffer, or just to take an enormous number of pictures with limited memory card size), use raw unless you have a  good reason not to.