Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video RAW vs. JPEG, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- At some point you may have heard the term raw format,…or raw photo, or raw photography.…By default, your camera stores images as JPEG files.…JPEG is simply a standard for storing images…which everyone has agreed upon.…JPEG files are great for digital photography…because they can be heavily compressed…without showing a loss of detail.…That means they don't take up a lot of room…on your computer or camera, and they can be…easily transmitted electronically.…Also, because they're such a well-accepted standard,…you're fairly assured of being able to read a JPEG…in any piece of software that you use.…
That small file size comes at a price, though.…JPEG files do not actually contain all of the color data…that your camera captures when it shoots.…JPEG files don't provide as much latitude for making edits…in post-production, and if they're too compressed,…you'll see visible artifacts in your final image.…For all of those reasons, your camera…also probably offers raw format.…Raw files lack the compression artifacts of JPEGs.…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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