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Newbie here: What's your everyday go to image quaity setting?

 
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Sep 24, 2010 20:01 |  #1

Hi all -
After much research and the help of some folks here we decided to go with the T2i with kit lens (I also have the 50-250 on its way). I'm a newbie but love learning this! I was wondering what you use as an everyday setting for image quality. I know a lot of you take high quality pictures for the great focus,sharpness etc. I'm trying to strike a balance as I'm not at that level yet.

For fun candid family shots, going to the park, disneyland, etc what quality setting would you use? Right now we wouldn't print anything bigger than an 8x10 and typically stay within your 4x6 and 5x7. Should "medium" be the setting?

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Sep 24, 2010 20:04 |  #2

Raw at full resolution.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 20:23 |  #3

egordon99 wrote in post #10973197 (external link)
Raw at full resolution.

This. flash memory cards are cheap. take advantage of your camera's full ability.


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Sep 24, 2010 20:29 |  #4

egordon99 wrote in post #10973197 (external link)
Raw at full resolution.

deadpass wrote in post #10973291 (external link)
This. flash memory cards are cheap. take advantage of your camera's full ability.

+2 full size RAW.

if you have a Bugatti Veyron and could never go over 65 what would be the point. (well other then you have a car that is cool and cost alot of cash)


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Sep 24, 2010 20:36 |  #5

If you're just shooting snapshots, which it sounds like, stick with large jpg files. There's no sense in shooting RAW if you don't intend to edit them, let alone know how to do it.


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Sep 24, 2010 20:36 |  #6

EC99SS wrote in post #10973187 (external link)
For fun candid family shots, going to the park, disneyland, etc what quality setting would you use?

Actual pictures from a T2i.

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The camera always stays at full resolution JPEG at high compression. Seems to work.



  
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Sep 24, 2010 20:39 |  #7

SteveJa wrote in post #10973329 (external link)
+2 full size RAW.

if you have a Bugatti Veyron and could never go over 65 what would be the point. (well other then you have a car that is cool and cost alot of cash)

I have a Peavey Classic 30 tube combo amp that I almost never get to crank louder than 2 ;) (it goes up to TWELVE!)




  
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Sep 24, 2010 20:43 as a reply to  @ post 10973405 |  #8

He asked what we use for our "everyday" pictures. I answered that I always shoot full-resolution raw.

Am I oblivious?




  
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Sep 24, 2010 20:49 |  #9

egordon99 wrote in post #10973415 (external link)
He asked what we use for our "everyday" pictures. I answered that I always shoot full-resolution raw.

Am I oblivious?

Hey, it's OK, some people actually enjoy having a chip on the ol' shoulder:)!


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Sep 24, 2010 20:56 |  #10

I will answer your question with a question: Do you intend to ever advance your photography abilities? If not, then just stick with JPG large. If you intend to improve and develop your skills then RAW full resolution. With the extra resolution you will be able to crop more. With RAW, you will have more latitude to correct exposure errors while you learn.


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Sep 24, 2010 21:28 |  #11

Almost always RAW, unless it's something I am shooting and wont have time to edit.

If you're scared of post processing, do yourself a favor and shoot RAW + Jpeg, so you can go back and fix up even the best of your shots someday. With the next generation of software, who knows how far we'll be able to push photos. (We gained about 1 stop of usable ISO with Lightroom 3)


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Sep 24, 2010 21:43 |  #12

Buy "Understanding Exposure" by Brian Peterson. About $20 on Amazon. You have a great camera. That book will help you become a competant photographer.
Don't forget about your owners manual.
Until the book arrives, you can always use green box setting, but don't be afraid to play with AV, TV, or manual.
Good luck with the new camera and have fun.


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Sep 24, 2010 22:18 |  #13

when I first got mine I shot Large jpg.

but then I discovered RAW, (full resolution as well) and that is all I shoot. I never take it off RAW. I enjoy seeing what editing I can do with each photo.


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Sep 24, 2010 22:41 |  #14

Thanks all. I appreciate the answers. I certainly would like to advance my skills as I go but starting from the bottom right now. I'll certainly look into RAW.

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Sep 24, 2010 22:49 |  #15

Agree full size RAW all the way you can always make a compressed jpeg from your RAW but not the other way around. You never know when you are going to get that one snapshot that turns out amazing and then your stuck with a crappy compressed jpeg.


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