Technical stuff - hints and tips
Here are some hints and tips we've picked up along the way, all designed to improve your photography.
JPEG vs. raw
Now, most DSLRs are able to shoot in raw. This produces a sort of digital negative; all the information captured by the camera is stored unaltered as a digital file. This gives you much more flexibility when doing your own image processing. Almost all image processing software now contains a raw converter. This converts your raw image so that you can process it the way you want. The beauty is that the raw image never changes, so you can go back to it and process it in different ways.
I usually shoot in raw. The only exception is where I’m shooting a lot of images quickly and the quality doesn’t really matter much. But shooting in raw gives me much more flexibility to make the resulting images look the way I want them to.