Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring whether your camera supports raw, part of Exploring Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
- These days most cameras provide…the ability to shoot in RAW.…If you're using an SLR or mirrorless camera…then you almost certainly have RAW capability.…If you use a point-and-shoot camera…then it's less likely to have RAW support.…If you shoot with a cell phone, then you will…almost certainly lack RAW support, although…there are one or two models that do provide it.…The easiest way to find out if your camera…is RAW-capable is to go into its menu system…and find the quality or image-quality menu.…By default it will be set to JPEG although it…might not be labeled JPEG.…
For example, this Canon camera offers a quality…menu that shows this strange little icon.…It looks like a slice of pie with an L next to it.…I'm gonna open that menu up so we can…see what the different options are.…And you see here Quality, RAW, and JPEG.…I can set separate settings for RAW and JPEG.…Let's just look at the JPEG section for now.…In the JPEG section, I have a choice to…choose a JPEG file in one of three different…sizes: large, medium, or small.…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long shines a light on what it means to shoot in raw—and what it doesn't. Learn the benefits of shooting in raw, learn when your camera's RAW+JPEG mode makes more sense, and get insights into why some people prefer certain raw conversion software over others.
- Does your camera support raw?
- Understanding how a sensor works
- Correcting and compressing JPEGs in camera
- Customizing JPEG compression
- Understanding raw conversion
- Working with raw files in popular photo-editing software
- Shooting raw, JPEG, or both
- Reprocessing old raw images
- Choosing a camera