In Praise of Shooting Intelligent Auto JPEG

I really enjoy shooting intelligent auto (iA mode on lumix cameras) and JPEG on my Lumix G9.

The photos just look good.

Without thinking about it too much, when I shoot intelligent auto on my Lumix G9, the photos just look good! Accurate and soft skin tones, vibrant and bright colors for plant life, and good dynamic range in the streets and for all forms of photography:

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Good for video and vlogging

I shot NONFUTURE in 4K, intelligent auto on the Lumix G9. Looks beautiful! Also for my street vlogs, I shoot intelligent auto, 4K, 60 FPS, and the footage just looks good!

Good for my skin tones, and no post processing necessary.

Why post process if it ain’t necessary?

In the digital past, post processing was only necessary because the raw footage (jpeg) looked ugly. Now, all footage looks very good straight out of camera with default JPEG and intelligent auto settings.

Why shoot manual or RAW?

If you shoot RAW for the sake of RAW; you’s a sucka! Don’t let others bully you into shooting RAW or manual. Why do people encourage you to do so? My theory; they got something to sell. To sell you presets, their methodology on post processing, etc.

Also if you’re a photography teacher, your students often pay you money to teach them how to shoot fully manual. Conflict of interest.

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