Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing basic color, part of Exploring Photography: Shooting in Raw Mode.
- May seem odd to devote an entire chapter…to jpeg processing in a course about raw.…But here's my thinking, to get from raw data…to a finished image, requires a lot of computational steps…and when you shoot in jpeg mode, your camera becomes…a machine dedicated to the specific task…of getting from raw data to a finished image.…Consequently, studying jpeg shooting to learn…all of the image processing steps…is actually a little simpler than looking at what happens…during raw shooting, where that process of converting…from raw to a finished image spans your camera…and your computer.…
Don't worry, we'll get to raw in the next chapter.…Whether you're shooting jpeg or raw,…your camera's image sensor still works the same way.…Its capacitors are charged before you shoot.…Its surface is then exposed to light…when you press the shutter button,…and raw data is generated as the sensor is struck…by the light from your scene.…As soon as the exposure is finished, this raw data…is read from the sensor and passed…to the camera's onboard computer.…
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