David Naylor: Photography

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I shoot all my photos in RAW format. Not because it gives me more detail than JPEGs - it doesn't. But because I find it very handy to be able to set the white balance after taking the photograph. Also, RAW is better if you want to (digitally) adjust the exposure slightly.

I have tried to set the camera to produce as realistic colours as possible. I'm currently using it with Picture Style "Faithful", contrast at -4 and saturation at +2. First I had the saturation set to 0, but felt that my subjects came out less saturated than in reality. I have the contrast turned down in order to get more detail in shadows and highlights. Obviously, the comparison is very difficult to do, and unscientific at best, so don't take my word for it.

The photos are shot hand-held using evaluative metering, unless otherwise stated.

Any digital processing is specified along with the shooting data.

2006-07-15