I've tried recentIy shooting in RAW. Problem is I get a ton of noise while shooting in RAW, that is not present when I shoot in JPEG. I've tested this by shooting RAW+JPEG at times.
In Adobe Raw, should I be reducing noise? If so how much? For example in RAW under the Sharpening Tab, there are two options for Noise Reduction, one is a slider for Luminance and one for Color. What do you guys adjust to? I've played around with the Luminance slider, and it could really use 100%, all the way to the right, but this probably reduces detail too. I don't notice any improvement when I adjust the color slider.
I'm just at a bit of a loss here because I started shooting all my shots in RAW lately, but I'm now getting rejections for Color, Quality, etc that I normally do not get. I believe the Quality rejection I recently got was in part due to the grain that was present in the photo. If I had just shot it in jpeg I doubt I would have encountered this problem.
I also got a recent rejection for Color. In fairness, I created other problems in the photo with a poor crop job, but I have to learn the whole color process is RAW now too. I'm guessing my Color issue is related to White Balance adjustment. I'm guessing it is White Balance related because I did not adjust anything else having to do with color. How do I know which white balance setting to use? The "As Shot" setting usually looks accurate, but I'm not sure. Like I said, my very first one I got rejected for Color. Another rejection I would have probably avoided if I would have just shot in jpeg.
So can anyone offer any suggestions on Noise Reduction in RAW, how much, which type, etc. and how to determine which White Balance setting to use ?