For a long time I was a jpg shooter. I thought it took too much time to edit in RAW, that it was a cop out as you have to get things more perfect in jpg so you have to nail exposure. Then… One day, many years ago I tried RAW. And… I never looked back. I ise Lightroom to work on my RAW images (My workflow is: quick exposure adjustments and white balance if needed in RAW – then export to Photoshop as a jpg). In case I need to recover info or in case I screw up and realize it a shot later, I have the information captured.
Here is a quick video from Guest Blogger Nathan Holritz from Photographer’s Edit with a concrete example of how shooting RAW retains more information and may be a better choice for you. Please make sure to do the quick poll at the top.
And if you want to express more thoughts, comment below on “What format do you shoot and will this change after watching this video? What do you see as the pros and cons of shooting RAW? What do you see as pros and cons of shooting JPG? If you shoot RAW, which editor do you use to edit the files 1st (Lightroom, Aperture, Adobe Camera Raw, the capture software that came with your camera, etc)?”