01-21-2008, 10:28 AM
I am not into making works of art and do little post processing beyond cropping here and there.
My main goal is to have a ton of pix of my kids and our life so we / they have them for future use.
Mostly we view as slide shows on our HD TV via xbox 360.
I shoot in.jpeg with max quality.
01-21-2008, 10:43 AM
I personally shoot in RAW, importn into lightroom, make any changes I think necessary then export as jpg.
If I never think i'll need to make a new 'version' of the picture i'll delete the RAW otherwise I save it.
01-21-2008, 10:48 AM
honestly, it's a question you have to ask yourself - it's pretty straight-forward on how to process RAW, and if you have someone to show you the ropes, even better.
To me, RAW is the only way; no matter how good you get, you still mess up and RAW can really save it.
From your perspective, taking pictures of 'life' means that a 'life' moment can be something that can flash by and you only have one shot at it. If you have your camera ready, cool, but you can't always be ready, and you might've messed up an exposure or the white balance might've been way off - RAW gives you more lee-way in 'correcting' that.
Also, image quality seems to be pretty important for the most part - you're snapping at max quality and viewing it on in HD, RAW is defintely a better way to go, you lose no photo info. You might have to go out and buy a bigger and faster memory card, but they get cheaper by the day.
Hope that helps, and please other chime in and correct me if anything I said is wrong.
01-21-2008, 11:36 AM
...they just allow for more flexible exposure and color recovery IMO.
REAL men shoot JPEG! =P
(im totally kidding)
01-21-2008, 12:26 PM
You'll need to take the time to convert.