Tuesday, 6 July 2010

What are and RAW and JPEG?

Welcome to the third installment of teach yourself photography.

RAW or JPEG that is the question many a photographer asks themselves and I hope to offer a little guidance.

It depends on what you want to use the final images for and how much control you want over them.

The digital file format you choose is personal preference and mine is RAW. Why do I opt for a format that takes up more room and requires greater post production?

Simple really, I am greedy and want as much information as possible.

For a bit of extra space or a new memory card it is worth it and so is your photography.

When the moment has passed you cannot get it back or re-create it. At best it will be a memory at worst the greatest photograph you never took.

Below is a link to one of the greatest photographer of all times. Of course this is just an opinion but Cartier-Bresson took pictures that changed how I looked at the world. It is only 90 seconds long so indulge yourself

"The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt." - Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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