What is the best camera setting for indoor basketball photos if I’m using a Canon 7D?
I'd prefer to work with a program I trust more than a third-party software. The only way I can get my DxO photos is to use a camera, not a program. The one advantage to shooting RAW is that if you want a wide dynamic range (see the section below about noise reduction) you'll have a much better view of the colors of a black-and-white picture. The black-and-white picture is a bit more noisy than black-and-white, but the colors are much more accurate. RAW is a bit more expensive but I haven't been able to justify it. You may be able to save about 8 stops of dynamic range in a RAW picture. The RAW images may not have the same noise reduction or overall dynamic range as an original JPEG, but they will be much less prone to artifacting and they'll contain much better detail. The camera will be able to "hear" the colors of the black-and-white image, and this can be useful in creating an "image that matches what's in front of it". If you shoot JPEGs for an album, it's generally best to save them in JPEG if possible, because the difference between an original and an "enhanced" one is about 4 stops of dynamic range. (Remember that the original image is the "true" color of the subject.) The most commonly used RAW files are those made with the Canon 5
You can use your imagination to build a camera where you don't need any of the other gear.
RAW files are the raw files you use to assemble your photo. RAW files are stored on a disk. The best format for capturing raw is JPEG. I prefer to shoot raw files with an adapter. It is faster and you get a lot more data (about 60% more) than with a DNG. You can also use raw files with an adapter that will take the DNG raw files and convert them to a native format. This can be an option if you use a flash or camera that can't read DNG files. There are other options. I recommend DxO Optics for color correction and they have a lot of software for color correction and their software is very well made. I like to use DxO for my RAW files, which are stored in DNG files. DxO can also convert raw files to JPEG and then create a final image using a JPEG processor. If you are willing to pay a few dollars for this service, I think it's worth it. You can read more about DxO at http://www.dxo.com/intl/photo/dx.... You can read about RAW conversion and their other programs at http://www.dxtra.com/products/software/photo....