HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17044605
Who says RAW files are being recorded? Many a wedding photographer shoots jpg only for simplicity.
What??? You are Kidding? NOOOOOOO
That's against every internet forum mentality and high road attitude people preach on photography boards. It's simply unthinkable!
How the hell are you going to spend 5 min to 30 photofiddling every single frame you take ( all 2-4000 of them!) massagining it into your perfect masterpiece that only you know how to do if it isn't in RAW?
Where is the artistry? where is the perfection? Where is the unviable amount of time spent on each job? Where is the ego trip for the shooter and OMG... what would happen to the photographers reputation if word ever got out they only shot Jpg???
Brides would be like " He only shoots Jpeg? Seriously?? I can't hire him then, no way!!! BTW, what the hell is a Jpeg anyhow"
I don't know where you came from happy snapper but you have a lot to learn about forums my friend. You just can't go round saying things like that! It will send the moral high high grounders into cardiac arrest! Gezz, next thing you'll be saying that it's OK to use zoom lenses and spare us all..... non L series lenses! Then you'll be saying Radical things like you don't need an F1.0 lens because the churches you shoot in aren't all situated in caves lit by a single candle and you just turn the ISO up a bit and are fine.
People like you just have no respect for the art and probably don't care about giving your customers a level of quality they neither care about nor can appreciate.
It's people like you that are more interested in the result and the fact the client is 110% happy rather than technical over complication and spending far too much time on a job that people have issue with. You can't go proposing factual, efficent, realistic and perfectaly satisfactory things that don't follow the approved forum mentality, people get too upset when you do that. It's all about the photographer and their ego as well as the art. Just because this is the business section, don't think for a minute that profitability has anything to do with it. No sir! It's all about being seen to be doing everything in the correct and approved manner so as to not attract any disparaging comment from the collective sheeple and to conform with the approved way of thinking.
Look at the insults and venom others here have had spat at them when they dared make the mistake of not following the approved collective thinking! The last thing you want to do on a forum is thin for yourself and do what works for you and your clients. That will undermine the whole basis of forums and the very basis of what they are built on.
The result is not at issue, it's how you go about getting it and the most expensive, long winded, inefficent but moraly superiour method is the only way to go about things.
I hope this helps your confusion and prevents you from making such outlandish statements in the furture.
Oh, BTW, did I mention I have only shot Raw for 2 weddings in my life and it was a total pain in the arse to edit and the results looked no better in the album than my Jpeg's do?
Amazingly, Clients don't give a rats, I still get work, most of it WOM these days and my reputation and family name hasn't been soiled or deemed unspeakable in public for generations to come.
It's a miracle I haven't been caught out and publicly executed for crimes against humanity!!
Now I have made this shocking admission I better go draw the curtains, turn out the lights and go hide in the corner and wait for the forum police to come and take me away for " Professional thought correction".