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.


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