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| p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What file type do you shoot when you shoot sports? |
depends on client and needs and gear. If I had a brand new Retina SSD 16gb ram Macbook Pro and a fast card/card reader, I would probably go ahead and shoot RAW everything, but since I don't, I shoot what the client wants. Wires typically want JPG, and since I want my photos on the wire as quick as possible, I do not want to spend the extra time on editing RAW files. Even a few seconds can be the difference in a sale or no sale.
As for drive space, storage gets cheaper and cheaper, so that is not always the issue anymore.
If I am shooting for boosters with the intent on creating posters or some special photo project, I will typically shoot either RAW or RAW+JPG so I can get the JPG's posted quickly, and have the RAW files to work on later.
The key is capturing a correctly exposed image with proper WB that is sharp and composed well from the start.