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Date: 2006-02-10 21:20
Subject: Long day
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Our first major day of shooting for Festival du Voyageur started today. I covered a dinner event, the torch walk from the forks to Provencher, and the opening ceremonies. I wound up with about 1.25 gigabytes of large jpegs, though I need to edit out the missed exposures and focus problems before they are submitted. On the whole I think they are okay, a few shots I'm really pleased with and most are decent. It should be a very fun and very busy week.
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Date: 2006-02-11 03:35 (UTC)
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Normally, yes. However, for this shoot, we're going with jpegs for a couple of reasons. For one, amongst all of the people shooting, we're aiming to get about 25,000 good images shot (i.e. good exposure, focus, white balance, etc.). That number will be edited down of course, but our initial capture is quite large. Basically, each shooter is doing about 300 good images per shift. In raw, that would require about three gigabytes of memory per person, which most of us simply don't have. Then there is all the time processing the raw files, which is pretty significant. As well, our final product for delivery only has to be 1200x1800 jpegs.

The standard in photojournalism is to shoot large jpeg. It means you really have to be on top of your game, but the end results can be comperable to raw shooting if you pull it off well. Believe me, from the quality/safety end, I'd rather be shooting raw, but the requirements of the job basically preclude that possibility. And hey, it's good practice :)
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