I took these photos of Dustyn this evening. I am trying out RAW files again. I have been an aspiring photographer and then professional photographer since 2009. If you can believe it I normally only shoot JPEG. RAW files are just soooo huge and take so long to process. Now that I have this fast, new to me, computer I figured I would try again. Most photographers say how much they love RAW files, but I just have not noticed a huge difference in the photos. Well I decided it was time to put it to the test RAW or JPEG.
Here are my RAW files edited in Lightroom then transferred to Photoshop.
Here are my JPEG files edited the same exact way.
RAW or JPEG?
I am sure I could have gotten the JPEG to be close to how the RAW looks but I wanted to show you what they looked like with the same exact editing used.
Side by Side SOOC. I zeroed the RAW out in Lightroom but to me it still looks very contrasted.
What do you think? Did I show the RAW SOOC correctly? I am still pretty new to the whole editing thing with Lightroom, so not sure if I did something wrong but I imported them all in together then edited one and synced them. I do think it looks sharper overall. I am still not convinced that I would need RAW unless I totally screwed up a photo. Though this article I found today was very helpful in explaining why RAW is so much better then JPEG. I think I will definitely start doing my professional photo shoots in RAW.
Do you shoot RAW or JPEG? Why? Do you edit in Lightroom then export to Photoshop?