Okay, so I’m finally brave enough to use my manual settings. I’ve gotten over my issues with Photoshopping and other post processing stuff. (Although, that’s not to say I actually know what I’m doing with it…)
Now the question is, am I gutsy enough to shoot RAW?
I’ve been going back and forth about this for a while now. I didn’t know a whole lot about RAW, other than it takes up more memory, you need to do post processing in order to view it, and it makes for higher-quality pictures.
I definitely think I want to give it a go. BUT, the question is, do I try it while in Ireland?
Here’s my dilemma: I leave very soon. Too soon to really give me any practice at handling RAW files. But, my goal while in Ireland is to take some amazing photos — ones that are so amazing that I can blow them up and hang them on my wall. I can get better quality photos for blowing up if I try RAW. But what if I mess them up? Or I can’t figure out how to process them. Or if I just take entirely too many photos and don’t have time to process them all. (This last worry is entirely possible, because I tend to take a LOT of pictures.)
Do you shoot raw? Do you like it? Do you think I need to try it this time around, or will jpeg be okay for me right now? (I can just use the highest quality jpeg and that might be good enough.)
What do you think?