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Raw VS Jpeg

What are the differences? What do you shoot? Why?

by Max Dallman at 2006-01-05 21:48:13 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Florida , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

There’s a big difference Max. Shooting RAW gives you a file that has all the information the digital sensor in your camera records whereas jpeg compresses the information to create a smaller file. So, you can fit many more jpegs on your flash card and the buffer time of your camera will be shorter, but a jpeg inherently must leave out some information. Bottom line a RAW file is a larger, more complete file from which more detailed work can be done on the image in photoshop and from which better reproductions and prints are possible. For newspaper shooting say or news, jpegs are fine. . . Davin

by Davin Ellicson | 05 Jan 2006 22:01 | | Report spam→
There is a huge difference between Raw and Jpeg.

You can look at it this way. With Jpeg you have a polaroid (in good quality) and with Raw you have un developed film. The jpeg as it has already been processed you have very limited field of editing and post work to been done in Photoshop. With Raw you on the other hand can get out what ever you like depending on what you are shooting. Do you want velvia style, no problem, do you want to print big, no problem and so on. I say if time allows it shoot raw. It takes a bit more time in the post process but you have in the end much more control. If on the other hand you mainly shoot for press or web and never print big don’t bother.

by Kristjan Logason | 06 Jan 2006 01:01 | | Report spam→
Max,

In practice, I only reserve RAW for pictures where the aesthetics take precedence. If you’re covering say, a protest, it’s not practical to shoot RAW because the purpose [for photojournalists] is to document the event and you may be shooting several hundred shots. As it’s been stated if you’re shooting for a paper where quality is not priority then JPG is acceptable. For a publication like National Geographic, RAW, I assume, is a must.



by Wayne Huang | 07 Jan 2006 20:01 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I always shoot raw, except for sports. I switched over about 4 months ago, and never looked back. If your camera can handle it, might as well go with the higher quality. You never know where your pics will end up someday.

Just my two cents.

-Matt

by Matthew Williams | 07 Jan 2006 21:01 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Well right now I don’t have big enough memory to handle raw. So when i decide to invest in some 3-5gig cards then i may switch over. I’m not shooting for anyone yet, mainly because I’m 14, don’t have an internship, car (drivers license for that matter), high school diploma, and need to be making money. Also I need to find out Florida laws regarding copyrights, minors, and contracts.

by Max Dallman | 07 Jan 2006 22:01 | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
Four words: portable data storage device

A 40gb with preview screen costs about the same as a 4gb Sandisk and can do a lot more.


by Wayne Huang | 08 Jan 2006 16:01 (ed. Jan 8 2006) | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
 

by Max Dallman | 08 Jan 2006 18:01 (ed. Jan 8 2006) | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
 

by Max Dallman | 08 Jan 2006 18:01 (ed. Jan 8 2006) | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
 

by Max Dallman | 08 Jan 2006 18:01 (ed. Jan 8 2006) | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
Yes but when you’re taking pictures on the fly you don’t always have time to download pictures. Like Friday  when I was at the 2006 Epiphany celebration and was running through a crowd changing a memory card to get a shot of the cross retriever being carried on the shoulders of his fellow divers leading back towards the church (the picture in my gallery) before they got to the church. Now i could have just used another 512MB card and only had 51 raw shots, but im not shooting for anyone and if i was it would be the newspaper so Jpeg is good enough for me. 

Im SO very sorry about the quad post, i dont know how it could have happened.

by Max Dallman | 08 Jan 2006 18:01 (ed. Jan 8 2006) | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
The way I’ve gotten around that is to keep two 1gb cards and when one is maxed, I change it and flush that one out. Takes about 7-10 min for 1gb. Peace.


by Wayne Huang | 08 Jan 2006 19:01 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Yeah, but all i have right now is 2, 512MBs

by Max Dallman | 08 Jan 2006 19:01 | Florida, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Max Dallman, Young Photographer Max Dallman
Young Photographer
Tarpon Springs, Floirda , United States
Davin Ellicson, Photographer Davin Ellicson
Photographer
New York , United States
Kristjan Logason, Photographer Kristjan Logason
Photographer
(editorial and advertising)
Leikanger , Norway
Wayne Huang, Wayne Huang
Los Angeles , United States ( LAX )
Matthew Williams, Photojournalist Matthew Williams
Photojournalist
Seattle, Wa , United States


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