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Mark Win

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As a photojournalist i take pictures in their 1000's sometimes and although shooting 'RAW' gives higher advantages for edits i find shooting 'JPEG' stil gives me fantastic results and still quite editable and as i shoot mostly in  burst mode i find this the best options.

Im using a D3200..

 

WHats your choice of shooting format ?



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I mostly shoot jpeg but for wedding and engagements I will let jpegs go to one card while raw file go to the other.



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I like RAW. Always have, always will. But if I'm shooting a kids sporting event I have a tendency to shoot JPEG. It's just easier to deal with a ton of shots and get them posted quickly and it does increase the burst speed.



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if you have lightroom, photoshop, or another raw processor. always, always, always shoot raw. always. :P i only use the smallest jpeg setting for a reference photo. i do photojournalism and have lots of images to process too. once you have a standard layout for the day's, or hour's, images; you save the setting in raw and make it an instant action for the rest.



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I always use RAW, as i use Photoshop to fine tune, before saving as a jpg



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I use RAW but convert them to DNG via Lightroom as they leave the camera.



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I am a Raw shooter and again use Photoshop and Lightroom I do save Tiff and Jpeg of edits. Having said that if I am shooting action I do shoot Jpeg as it reduces buffering time.



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As a photojournalist i take pictures in their 1000's sometimes and although shooting 'RAW' gives higher advantages for edits i find shooting 'JPEG' stil gives me fantastic results and still quite editable and as i shoot mostly in  burst mode i find this the best options.

Im using a D3200..

 

WHats your choice of shotting format ?

 

I usually go with RAW+, as the JPEGs are then always be there for when JPEG is good enough, but if you need more control, you can switch to raw.  With how cheap memory has become these days, shooting in this mode shouldn't be a problem as long as your card/camera are fast enough for writing to the card.



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I always go with jpg, I never have felt the need to go with RAW.



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I shoot RAW. Most of my photos are of weather specifically lightning and shooting RAW give me much better results. I do use both Lightroom as well as Photoshop CS6.

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Mark Win

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I always go with jpg, I never have felt the need to go with RAW.

I would agree with you, ive never felt the need to change.. I suppose if we are shooting weddings etc some prefer 'raw' but Jpegs give such a good quality as well.. I think 'raw' is the best option if editing is in the mind of the photographer..



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I forced myself to shoot jpg, i try and do most of my adjustments/ editing "in camera". I find it forces me to think more.



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I shoot RAW+JPEG, but don't often use the RAW files. They're there if I ever need them, if ever I & the camera conspire to get an unusable jpg.



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raw+jpeg is a good choice across the board esp with post editing.



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Mostly shoot RAW and edit in Lightroom. But occasionally when I'm photographing fast action I'll use fine jpeg so the buffer doesn't slow me down.



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raw+jpeg is a good choice across the board esp with post editing.

 

Good idea.



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Mainly RAW but when shooting football (soccer to those on the wrong side of the pond ;) ) I use Jpeg because of the small buffer in the D7000.



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Mainly RAW but when shooting football (soccer to those on the wrong side of the pond ;) ) I use Jpeg because of the small buffer in the D7000.

 

If i may ask CJ, what settings do you find best work when shooting football.



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I'm with the RAW crowd. I do my editing in PS then save as in RAW and save as in jpeg. I do RAW and jpeg in highest settings if I have to get an immediate copy to somebody.



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Mark, the way I work is to shoot in aperture priority mode and open up the lens as far as possible.  Use the ISO to keep the shutter speed at roughly 1/1000.  With the D7000 you can work even with slowish (f/5.6) lenses under poor floodlighting (I generally shoot at non league matches) as the image quality is OK even at ISO 6400