Yellow selfie

RAW IS FOR SUCKERS

Whenever possible, stick to JPEG. Let me explain why:

You can make beautiful images with JPEG

RICOH GR III high contrast black and white JPEG preset
RICOH GR III high contrast black and white JPEG preset

Why do we get suckered into thinking that we must shoot RAW? My thought:

Photography nerds want to flex their superiority over newbies (who don’t know how to shoot and process RAW files), thus they want everyone to shoot RAW in order to feel superior to more people.

Also, if you’re a photography teacher, producer, blogger, YouTuber, etc who makes their living teaching people how to process RAW files, of course it is in your best interest to attempt to tyrannize that everyone should shoot RAW.

RICOH GR III high contrast black and white JPEG preset

Why shoot RAW, when JPEG looks amazing?

Cuba, 2020. RICOH GR III high contrast black and white JPEG preset

RICOH GR III high contrast black and white JPEG preset is epic. For RICOH GR II, I had to shoot RAW in order to make good monochrome images. But now GR III makes it possible to get away with NOT having to shoot RAW.

Photos from CUBA:

  • Selfie
  • selfie

Color JPEG photos on RICOH GR III:

  • iPhone apple store
  • Mexico City, 2020
  • Layers in Mexico City, 2020
  • Mexico City, 2020

Color photos on positive film preset on RICOH GR II and intelligent auto mode (iA mode) on Lumix LX 100. Shot in Kyoto.

  • Kyoto Uji #cindyproject
  • Kyoto #cindyproject
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