Preparing the camera


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Preparing the camera

There won't be a lot of technical difference between your black-and-white and color shooting, but there is a little bit of camera configuration that you need to consider. First, should you shoot RAW or JPEG? Ultimately, the big difference between RAW and JPEG is not one of image quality. RAW does not yield better images than what you can get from JPEG. You won't see more sharpness. In fact, straight out of the camera, RAW images will probably be less sharp than JPEG images. If you're shooting color, you won't have more vibrant color in your images, nor will you get more dynamic range--that is, the range from the darkest to lightest tones that the camera can capture.

What RAW will get you is the ability to perform edits that are simply not possible with JPEG files. Now this doesn't really matter to us for black and white, but with RAW files, you can change the white balance of an image after you shoot, something that's not possible with JPEG. What is useful for us is ...

Preparing the camera
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Preparing the camera provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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