|1. Unedited jpeg Landscape Shot|
|2. Optimised jpeg Landscape Shot|
I also calibrated my monitor's colour, gamma and white point settings so I could make informed judgements on whether the mid-tones were too bright, dark or contrasty. The calibrated monitor made me confident I was finding the desired black and white points. I made sure the ambient lighting was similar to that of the monitor display.
|3. Optimised RAW Landscape Shot|
|4. Unedited jpeg Street Photograph|
|5. Optimised jpeg Street Photograph|
Finally, the jpegs were naturally more 'punchy' for both, probably because of the in-camera jpeg processing/settings, while the RAW files were more 'lifelike' after processing. This was particularly the case with the street photograph so it would be prudent I felt to shoot with less contrasty settings, if I was shooting in the jpeg format, street photographs or similar.
|6. Optimised RAW Street Photograph|