Times when you don't shoot in RAW?

5 months 1 week ago #646567 by Liem Stailey
I see so many talking about always shoot in RAW for maximum information in your shots.  

But are there times when you don't shoot in RAW?


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5 months 1 week ago #646575 by Troponin

Liem Stailey wrote: I see so many talking about always shoot in RAW for maximum information in your shots.  

But are there times when you don't shoot in RAW?


Some folks will tell you to always shoot in raw because of the “what if some folks will tell you to always shoot in raw because of the “what if” situations. For instance, say you are on vacation with your family.  You get an amazing shot of them on the beach and it could have been epic, except you were not able to edit the photo appropriately....

This is one major area of debate, especially because Nikon just released their camera with a single card slot.  The argument is that it doesn’t need it, because you can just carry back ups in your pocket.  My argument is that you can have the camera write both JPEG and RAW, each to a separate l card, so the first point is moot. 

Before I upgraded, my JPEGs all came from my iPhone because I was only taking snapshots. I felt the camera was too much for the day. If I could take it, I was shooting RAW because I would take the time to get photos here and there  


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5 months 1 week ago - 5 months 1 week ago #646576 by Troponin

Liem Stailey wrote: I see so many talking about always shoot in RAW for maximum information in your shots.  

But are there times when you don't shoot in RAW?


Some folks will tell you to always shoot in raw because of the “what ifs”. For instance, say you are on vacation with your family.  You get an amazing shot of them on the beach and it could have been epic, except you were not able to edit the photo appropriately....

This is one major area of debate, especially because Nikon just released their camera with a single card slot.  The argument is that it doesn’t need it, because you can just carry back ups in your pocket.  My argument is that you can have the camera write both JPEG and RAW, each to a separate l card, so the first point is moot. 

Before I upgraded, my JPEGs all came from my iPhone because I was only taking snapshots. I felt the camera was too much for the day. If I could take it, I was shooting RAW because I would take the time to get photos here and there  


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5 months 1 week ago #646577 by Nikon Shooter

Liem Stailey wrote: … are there times when you don't shoot in RAW?


Nope!

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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5 months 1 week ago #646656 by garyrhook

Liem Stailey wrote: I see so many talking about always shoot in RAW for maximum information in your shots.

But are there times when you don't shoot in RAW?


On my phone, only JPG, because who cares? I don't bother shooting RAW images on my phone, even though it's possible.

Otherwise, why would I let the camera decide how to process my images? I can assure you that built-in software has no idea what I see in my head. Therefore, I need raw materials from which to create.

That said, there are times when JPGs make sense, so I will shoot RAW+JPG. All to the same card, or to separate cards depending upon my needs.


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5 months 1 week ago #646671 by Shadowfixer1
I never shoot anything except RAW. You never know when that one special image will appear before your eyes and thus the lens.

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5 months 1 week ago #646688 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Liem

I am going to be different here because all my stuff is shot as JPGs and I am happy to work that way. I have no commercial interests / clients demanding 'super' results, only myself plus the family album stuff

I have experimented with RAW and follow-up processing and the results when viewed critically do not excite me as being 'significantly better' than the ex-camera JPG images. I used to be more creative [like Gary is] but these days my artistic priorities have changed. From other things I do at the keyboard, I am already spending many hours each week pushing out documents of one sort or another - and I do not want to increase that time by having to process hundreds of RAW images 'just' to get them into a viewable / occasionally printable format

My Panasonic cameras have a variety of presets for colour interpretation of a scene and I use them quite successfully. I'm happy with that

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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5 months 1 week ago #646696 by garyrhook

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day Liem

I am going to be different here because all my stuff is shot as JPGs and I am happy to work that way. I have no commercial interests / clients demanding 'super' results, only myself plus the family album stuff

<snip>

My Panasonic cameras have a variety of presets for colour interpretation of a scene and I use them quite successfully. I'm happy with that.


Another $0.02:

The approach has to meet your needs. Phil's comment clarifies that, and it's an important point.


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5 months 1 week ago #646710 by Liem Stailey
Loud and clear,  JPG at all cost


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5 months 1 week ago #647011 by Randy Shaw
When I'm shooting with iPhone or photos will be given to family 


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5 months 1 week ago #647162 by Paris Gal
My cell phone is it

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5 months 1 week ago #647174 by wdai03
I usually don't find JPG formats too much of a problem, the compression done is usually reasonable even for editing. It only starts becoming annoying when you try to zoom in on the photo or crop, then the blocky compression artifacts come in. 


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4 months 2 weeks ago #649747 by Artview
When I forget it... So maybe if I buy a new camera and forget to change settings.

But otherwise I always shoot raw. Many people in this thread have made it clear why. The best argument for it I believe Shadowfixer1 made; "You never know when that one special image will appear before your eyes and thus the lens". Might put that on a poster as an inspirational quote!

I also shoot raw on my phone too.

Plus half of the fun is editing the photo!


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4 months 2 weeks ago #649819 by EOS_Fan
When shooting family events  or time  lapse sequences.  


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4 months 1 week ago #650537 by Ian Stone
Shooting with my GoPro or photos that will go to family 


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