Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:
I was just doing a bit of screening, and had to reject a whole bunch of shots which were clearly digital camera shots, but were pretty poor quality (not only one photographer). I feel rather bad about that.
I just wanted to remind you guys to make sure you set the camera for maximum resolution/file size and minimal compression (or no compression, better yet). I know that limits the number of shots you can take, but believe me, it is pretty painfully obvious who's been trying to save memory space. You can do a better job downsizing (without introducing jaggies, etc) at home.
Also, take some time to play with the custom settings, in particular the white balance and color settings. Standard settings on most cameras seem to have very obvious results in this areas. Getting good custom settings (where blue sky = blue, not puke, for example) may be a pain in the a**, but it's worth it.
I think you'll be more pleased with your work if you do this, and of course A-net will have better pictures.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
That depends on the camera Gerardo.
Nikon NEF (RAW) is indeed that, RAW CCD output.
Canon (at least most of them) cameras do perform colour "correction" and sometimes sharpening on RAW output (which kinda defeats the purpose) unless you turn it off.
Other brands may too.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
In-camera sharpening is not applied when I shoot raw. One thing that might makes you think that is that when converting, the shot's default convert parameters are the ones with which the shot whas taken, but they are very changable...