RAW vs. JPG… Is shooting RAW necessary? Is it going to revolutionize your images? No and probably not. I personally shoot RAW for all my client sessions. RAW affords me the luxury of flubbing a shot now and again. I loved this image and her pose, but the SOOC image was horribly bright. What would normally be a dumper, was perfectly salvageable due to that extra grace RAW offers. Most of the time, RAW is your friend when you underexpose an image and need to recover the light without introducing too much noise into the image. In this case, RAW helped me recover my over exposed image without creating the weird halo around the highlights that I might have normally seen with a JPG image. The upside to shooting too bright (intentionally or in this case, by accident) is that skin tones look SO much better. Lighter skin tones out of camera translate to much nicer skin tones in post. Lighter means no noise, reduction of blemishes and pores and a healthy glow to skin.
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