Is it better for me to shoot JPEG as opposed to RAW if I dont do any PP?

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Re: Is it better for me to shoot JPEG as opposed to RAW if I dont do any PP?
In reply to Smiller4128, May 9, 2013

Smiller4128 wrote:

I don't really believe in using any PP software to alter an image too much. If I do, it's to lighten/darken certain parts of an image or to enhance the color a tad if it's been brought down by haze and such. I'm wondering though if maybe I'm better off using JPEG as opposed to RAW since the camera will automatically makes adjustments to the image? Or am I still better off shooting RAW?

In a nutshell:

1. EVERYBODY shoots RAW.  Some choose to let the camera do the processing.  Others process the RAWs themselves in Post.

2. You may want to go back into an image at some point and process it differently.  With RAW, you still have the unaltered original to work with.

3. Someday your philosophy may change. 

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