Hey! I hope you are doing well!
Today I want to let you know how the raw format changed me as a photographer haha!
This format is like a digital negative that preserves all the information of the captured image. It has all you need to create the image you really want to get.
In other words, when you shoot jpeg (compressed format) you basically let your camera process the image for you, such as applying a predefined contrast, sharpness, saturation, etc. However, if you shoot RAW you will be able to continue your creative work on the photo in the computer! This is not only more comfortable, but also provides a lot more creative power.
Of course, for most of you this is probably no news 🙂 but I only found out about it during the Summer when I took the photography course and really wanted to share this here. It was like discovering a whole new world of possibilities and realizing that my creativity had been limited by the jpeg format until the day I heard of raw for the first time. 😀
Here’s a really simple edit of one of my photos:
Unedited raw file
When did you hear about shooting RAW for the first time?