“RAW vs JPEG” The Forever Debate in Photography

This is my first real tutorial about time-lapse photography. This is also a new blog that I’ve started to share my experiences shooting timelapse. Hopefully I will convert you to be one of the timelapse “NUTS” like me.

RAW vs JPEG is a endless debate among for the longest time. I personally shoot RAW because I am a control freak and would like more control of my end products. But for you it could be different especially when you first start out to experiment with timelapse photography.

The hassle of handling RAW file from the camera could be a challenged for you. But I am here to help you overcome that fear of shooting RAW or Jpeg. For me both format has it places in photography.

I shoot with both settings and I gave the reasons in the video. Check the video out if you haven’t done so below. I do a summary table below of the pros and cons of both for you.

RAW1) Capture more dynamic range in the scene
2) 16 bit colour
3) Can processed to your taste
1) File size
2) Time to process photo
JPEG1) Ready to share, print etc
2) Small file size
1) Less dynamic range
2) Hard to fixed problems photo


Gear Used/Demonstrated for Video and Photos: All Links are Affiliated
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Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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