We all know (right?) that professional and semi pro photographers shoot their photos in RAW. So they can edit all the details of the photo later. To have a better photo in the end to publish.

But…

Your camera uses an internal memory ‘buffer’ to store images taken in continuous shooting mode, and RAW files, which are large, fill it up much more quickly.

This means that if you’re shooting sports, JPEG images will allow you to capture a sequence lasting many seconds.

And with an action sport as surf photography it’s wise to shoot sequences. As the illustration belows shows. So you can pick the best timed photo later.

Than again. RAW gives you to be better quality.

What do you choose?

raw vs jpeg

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