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

Started May 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Oilman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,375
What I saw..

I have never "seen" a blown out sky.  However, I have photographed several. When I "see" a bright sunset in the mountains the surounding scenery is not dark and lacking detail. But that is what the camera sees. If I  look out the window on a bright sunny day, the walls surrounding the window are white. But if I take a picture of that view the walls are black

Someday cameras may be able to see as well as a human can. But not today.

That being said, it is hard to take landscape shots that convey the scale and majesty of what you see. But with proper instruction and attention to detail you can get pretty  darn close. Here is an example. And yes this photo was extensively processed. But this is indeed what I saw and remember

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