Why You Should Shoot Portraits Raw Instead of Jpeg

Donna_3515_pp2Interesting words on why a professional photographer should take business portraits in the camera raw mode instead of jpg. Taking portraits with raw makes all the difference in the world when it comes to quality.

Don’t be an amateur when it comes to your photography business. Learn how to shoot raw. It’s not that hard and it will save you a lot of time and headache. It’s not that your customers will know the difference or not. Most only care about the end results. Did you capture the expressions they were hoping for? Did you show patience with your customer during the entire photo shoot?

Mother and Baby Portrait Taken in Raw Format

Photograph of Mother With Her Child

These are all key factors to creating a nice experience for your client. Shooting RAW, Shooting jog. It all depends on what your needs are. If you don’t know your camera settings and you’re constantly getting under or over exposed images then yes, you need to be shooting your camera in RAW format. You’re able to recover your colors , saturation and skin tones.

When shooting your camera in jpeg well, this is all ok if you’re on vacation and the images you’re taking aren’t that important to you. You can still get some decent images out of shooting flowers, trees, buildings or any other scenic.

Written by Richard Rives of Richard’s Photography in San Antonio Texas.

Our firm are a couple of photographers from San Antonio and our team associate with business professionals of all kinds. We provide quality headshots for social media marketing profiles, your company website and for advertising marketing purposes.


Find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/richardsphotographyinsa

or our business page on Facebook.

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Day to Day Life of a Photographer

her_0008_1_ppIt’s day to day being a professional photographer. You may not always have work every day or maybe you’ll go two to three weeks without a call. Then all of a sudden the phone rings like crazy and you start to appreciate the slower times. No, not really, it stinks not working especially when you love photography and love to create portraits for people.

Pace yourself, yes pace. You have to take the good with the bad. Don’t look at it as bad but a time to catch up on learning new and newer lessons on photography which is your craft. Watch plenty of videos from older photographers and yes, you can learn from the newer photographers that have only been out in the field for a year or two.

Bottom line is not to give up and always look to new ways to improve your photography skills. You don’t know everything there is to know so try to keep learning. It should give you inspiration to keep looking forward to more portrait sessions.


Business Portraits Taken With Creativity and Style

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Your business portraits matter. This is why we go out of our way to provide you with the utmost business headshots for your company profile and website. While many photographers will rush out and just snap away, we will make it a pleasant and memorable experience for you. We use our creative skills to get you the style of portrait that compliments you and tells your story.

When you contact us we’ll discuss your background needs, clothing requirements and file size options.  We can give you your business head shot images 3 different ways. One is on a CD-ROM, the other is on a thumb drive that you bring with you and finally we can email it you which is probable one of the easiest options.

What color of backgrounds should your business portraits be on? We recommend a sold color that compliments your skin color and tone.  White or gray background usually work best for business headshots.

Find our portraits studio on Google maps or on our website at http://www.richardsphotography.com

Your professional business portraits and the quality matter to us. Give us a call to set up a date and time for your appointment.

Your Senior Portraits at Our Portrait San Antonio Portrait Studio

Jacjiee_0045_ppIf you’re searching for senior portrait photographers in the San Antonio area we are here for you. We own and operate our business from our north side location. We have the best customer service in the city. We have the best prices on senior portraits and quality in the whole city of San Antonio.

We have the caps and gown in stock in almost every color. Be sure to contact us and tell us the exact color you need. Let us know if you even want cap and gown portraits. We can take your senior portraits in our studio with cap and gown and outside in the garden area.

Either way we can take of your needs. We realize that today’s senior wants and enjoys outdoor portraits instead of being cooped up in a studio with bright lights in their faces. We understand totally how you feel. We actually enjoy being outside too. There’s more freedom and you can move around and show action in your photos if that’s what you want to do. All you have to do is tell us what your ideal day should be when we meet. Be sure to write down your ideas and suggestions so we’ll know almost exactly what you’ll be wanting that day. https://goo.gl/9sHf7J

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