2 huge benefits of photographing in RAW format ...

SHEEN WATKINS, LIGHT STALKING:

"In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo processing lab. Due to the cost, expense and time spent processing in the darkroom, many photographers chose sending their negatives off to the labs. As technology evolved to digital, many cameras now offer options of shooting in JPG, RAW and both at the same time depending on your specific camera. We’ll cover a brief description of RAW and JPG, followed by two key benefits of shooting in RAW."

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