LightSource Podcast Article Series

E021 RAW Image Format

In this episode, Bill and Ed discuss the advantages and implications of the RAW image file format.


Bill Crawford, publisher of (Flickr)
Ed Hidden, exclusive photographer (Flickr)

LightSource Episode 21 (Audio Article Series) [45:30 minutes]



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Answers to listener’s questions:

  • Do I need a light meter for just one light?
  • How do I take Black on Black portraits?
  • What are good lenses for product photography?

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  1. Pat McCarthy

    Here’s an errata to my previous comment. I’d previously seen several websites mention that demosaicing typically happens in camera, however I just came across a great paper discussing the deep dark secrets of raw capture on Adobe’s web site which says that demosaicing of raw images happens outside the camera, in the raw conversion software. The paper’s a great read, and it can be found here:

    – Pat