If you are a pro, you will understand the power (and the downsides) of capturing your images in the RAW format. If this is all new to you then here is a simple explanation of what they do and which one you should use.
In DSLR's some compacts and bridge cameras you have the facility to shoot in RAW.
And the downsides:
Smart phones, tablets and cameras take jpegs, these have some in-camera processing happening which you have some control over.
And the downsides:
Which do you choose?
Shoot in RAW to create jpegs or Tiff files (very large, lossless files ie files that retain all their pixels every time you save them unlike jpegs) to make:
Shoot straight to Jpeg if:
Simple RAW processing
This requires good photo editing software such as Photoshop/Lightroom or open source (free) software such as The Gimp, but there are lots available, see this review. But here is my simple workflow for working with RAW files:
You can use a jpeg straight from the camera. But I find that a little tweeking will improve your image further. . Photoshopexpress is free and a good introduction to Photoshop and you can use it on a laptop/tablet or your smart phone.
Brick Lane in the East End of London is like Portobello Road or Camden Lock Market back in the 80's.
Clinging on to the edge of edgy but fast becoming fashionable with a heavy dose of vintage and good coffee and where artisan and traditional food vendors trade side-by-side. Buy a meaty salt beef baigel for breakfast and wash it down with an iced guava and passion fruit smoothie, why don't you?
Filled with the colours of street art and heaving with atmosphere it makes a great day out and not just for the food, it's a popular venue for likely photographers.
Here is my take on Brick Lane on a Sunday morning in February.
Shot with my Samsung S5 would you believe?
Correct exposure is a balance between aperture, shutter speed and the ISO setting on your camera. Of course, you can always set your camera to automatic, but what you gain in ease of use you lose on creativity. So why not start experimenting, you'll take your photography to places that you will really want to go.
Click on each of the icons below to find out more. The infographic above is a quick cheat sheet to remind you what each does. Have fun.
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