Okay, second newbie question in two days...
What color space are poeple shooting?
I started a photography class at my local community college and one of the first things the instructor said was that you definitely want to shoot AdobeRGB because it has 16 million colors while the default sRGB only has 256.
Some googling the next day quickly revealed that as false and that they both provide 16.7 million colors. More importantly, it seems like while AdobeRGB does offer a roughly 35% broader color pallette, it is primarily intended for prints. Anything on a screen is going to be sRGB, either natively or converted. That conversion can be done manually, which works well, but if not it will be done on the fly by the displaying software/hardware which frequently does not work well. So it seems to me that unless you are dealing primarily/exclusively with high quality physical prints, sRGB is the way to go.
Of course it seems like if you just shoot raw it is a moot point since it seems you can set the color space to whatever you want in processing. Which I suppose raises a related question. Do you shoot raw, jpeg or both? I have generally been doing both, figuring it gives you the best of both worlds. I'm seriously considering switching to just raw though. While I have been shooting a lot of pictures, I generally only post/share/print a select few of them and I do at least minimal touch-up before doing so. So having the jpgs out of the camera doesn't really save me any time and costs me a lot of space.