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Thread started 21 Mar 2011 (Monday) 07:53
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POLL: "Go against the grain so to speak"
Shoot in other than the Big "M" ?
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Save in other than Raw ?
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Mar 21, 2011 07:53 |  #1

To all wedding Photographers, Is there anyone who shoots out of the mold so to speak? Examples: Shoot in other modes rather than The Big "M"? Anyone save in other than Raw? , Just trying to see if anyone out there who goes against the grain, and has sucsess??


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Mar 21, 2011 08:37 |  #2

I am always aspiring to be a jpeg-only shooter. Constantly working on my skills to do that. I want to be able to shoot so well that I can deliver straight off the card and obliterate my post processing time. I hate RAW, but I use it out of necessity due to lack of skill and precision.


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Mar 21, 2011 08:41 |  #3

I share Lloyd's aspirations, but even if I were successful in achieving this, I would never give up RAW just in case. It's a personality kind of thing.

And I shoot in AV most of the time; manual usually only when shooting with flash.


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Mar 21, 2011 17:32 |  #4

If the lighting is good enough, I like to use Av. Otherwise it's M. I've saved too many poor shots in RAW to switch to jpeg.


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Mar 21, 2011 17:43 |  #5

I guess im not different, Manual and raw.


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Mar 21, 2011 18:27 |  #6

I used to always shoot in manual and then I had an open fracture on the index finger of my right hand (6 stitches to go along with 3 fractured bones) and I had to learn how to shoot without the use of that finger which made 'M' really difficult. I fell in love with Av and shoot with that for weddings now. I find I can do things much faster and more accurately now. For portraits I'll still shoot M since it's slower paced, but since I never regained the feeling in my finger and no longer use it I find it easier to take a little bit of control away in exchange for speed.

I shoot in RAW but I'll confess that with my 5DII I'll shoot in sRAW. 21 MP just seemed like overkill. Maybe when I have 200 GB of cards I can start shooting all in RAW, but I only have 75 right now and fill up too quickly if I shoot in RAW. So far it hasn't been an issue and I'm hoping by this summer I'll have more cards.


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Mar 21, 2011 18:40 |  #7

Well in all my years I have heard the arguements on both sides. Many Pros, of which David Zieser was one, mentioned using Jpeg, and Auto WB completely. I tend to disagree with those theories, but I understand the thought.

I have always been a manual shooter since the days of the Hasselblad, and Nikon film days.

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Mar 21, 2011 20:37 |  #8

"M" : Reception, church
"AV" brides house & outdoors.
Jpeg in the reception and raw everywhere else.




  
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Mar 21, 2011 21:59 |  #9

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"M" : Reception, church
"AV" brides house & outdoors.
Jpeg in the reception and raw everywhere else.

Can I ask why you use JPEG at the reception? This is where I feel I need RAW this most since things are usually moving really quickly and there's a lot going on, plus the lighting is usually the worst at the reception hall.


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Mar 22, 2011 09:30 as a reply to  @ PeaceFire's post |  #10

Ranger50,
Do you have any examples you could post of your wedding shots?




  
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Mar 22, 2011 10:11 |  #11

I use M and Av. Depends on the situation.
Always shoot RAW.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 10:39 |  #12

mark2009 wrote in post #12068783 (external link)
Ranger50,
Do you have any examples you could post of your wedding shots?

No I don't. I am getting back into shooting weddings after many years away from it. I used to do weddings back in my film days. This is kinda why I am asking some questions. I am not new to DSLR's, just haven't shot a wedding in digital yet.:D


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Mar 23, 2011 01:03 |  #13

100% RAW, i'm not good enough for jpeg, and it makes my workflow way faster to use raw. Manual probably 70% of the day Av 30%. I like manual for consistency when the light doesn't change, it reduces my PP time.


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Mar 23, 2011 04:01 |  #14

I didn't realize it was against the grain to use JPG and Av.

I use M for probably 50% of the day, Av 49% and 1% Tv.

I also use predominantly JPG unless the lighting is heavily mixed or just plain bad. It's probably 70% JPG and 30% RAW or mRaw, depending.


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Mar 23, 2011 05:44 as a reply to  @ PMCphotography's post |  #15

Wow, I'm impressed so many of you guys use "M".
A wedding can go very fast and I don't have the time to constantly switch from shutterspeed. I only use M when shooting with a flash.

Is there a reason to use M?


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