Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones? Locked

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TThorne
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Re: Who is at fault for the waxy skin tones?
In reply to forpetessake, 5 months ago

forpetessake wrote:

TThorne wrote:

taz98spin wrote:

TThorne wrote:

For the life of me I can't understand people wanting a serious system camera and all the fixings just to shoot jpeg, but to each their own. Mix poor light, high ISO, and bad WB settings, then demand a SOOC jpeg, and that is what you may get.

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Many professionals that I know, shoot jpeg. It saves time + smaller file size for storage.

I shoot portraits and events and on top of that, I have a full time job. I have no time, nor desire to tinker with the RAW files.

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"Many professionals I know"

Okay, I am not going to jump all over that one other than to ask, how many pros out there do you think shoot RAW?

Yes, how many? Do you have any statistical data? Are we all just rehashing our limited experiences? In my limited experience I haven't seen a single wedding photographer shooting raw. If you ask them you get an obvious answer: time is money!

Thats funny. A well known wedding photographer here in LA asked me the other day if I would be interested in being a second shooter, which I politely turned down as that is not my cup of tea. However, he was telling me nightmares of a past second shooter who thought that raw files were simply unaltered jpegs out of the camera, and that when this guy gave him a a hard drive full of jpegs, he was mortified and never worked with him again.

I do not know any wedding photographers that shoot jpeg. I am not saying they do not exist. In fact, I bet they do and I believe you. But wedding photographers that I know all shoot raw and have the most amazing sets of shortcuts and presets built into Photoshop and Lightroom that I could ever imagine. One of them even has a custom keyboard setup that I can't explain fully, but that has entire processes built into one touch keys. That is the type of thing that highly successful guys in that arena do to save time.

Cutting out the safety net of the raw file for a high paying job is just irresponsible in my opinion, but I am happy for anyone who can get away with it on a regular basis. I do not love processing photos at all. But it is a necessary thing.

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