I always shoot Raw images and here’s why you should too

Why you should shoot Raw
(Image credit: Mahmoud Fawzy on Unsplash)

Last month I attended a sci-fi-themed portrait event, courtesy of The Creativity Hub. The futuristic aesthetic was a perfect excuse to showcase the incredible versatility of Rotolight’s latest colour-changing LED lights the AEOS 2 and NEO 3. However, I was also having fun manually controlling my white balance to alter the colour quality in-camera, going all the way up to 10,000K.

It was a great shoot, but with a three-hour journey home as soon as the event finished I hastily packed up my kit and hit the road. Cue a week of feverishly typing up articles for N-Photo 138’s impending deadline – and barely looking at my camera – before I was off again to meet nature-pro Ross Hoddinott and lucky N-Photo reader Matthew Barber to document a one-on-one workshop for an article the magazine calls Apprentice. You’ve probably worked out where this is going… 

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.