I think I’ve just been convinced to shoot RAW images from now on.
Peter Cox has some fine tutorials on Photoshop on his site, and having seen what differences you can make to a RAW image I think I will start shooting in RAW more often. I have started using RAW at gigs if the lighting isn’t great but I generally shoot in JPEG essentially because shooting in RAW adds another layer of processing to your workflow.
Donncha recently convinced me to start using the levels option on Gimp by demonstrating the difference it made on the picture in this post on Pana-vision. Donncha wrote a piece on using levels in GIMP just yesterday. Gimp is similar to Photoshop except it’s completely free so if you haven’t shelled out for Photoshop, Gimp is well worth checking out.
Now, where to put all those RAW images on my clogged up hard drive…