Find out how to assess the exposure in your raw files and then how to adjust them so that you get the best out of your tones.
Each week in our ongoing Raw Tuesday series, which takes a closer look at shooting and editing raw files, we’ve answered some of the common questions we hear from photographers about working with the raw format. This week we’ll address one of the more common technique questions we hear, namely how to make an image from multiple raw conversions.
Learn how to use Adobe Camera Raw to sharpen photos for printing without exacerbating noise or creating halos in our latest Photoshop Elements tutorial.
In our ongoing series about working with raw files, we’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, explained what a raw file actually does for your images, how to convert raw files and what edits to make (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw. It’s a pretty exhaustive list, but we’re not done! This week we tackle the subject of how to save a raw file.
When you’re faced with a subject that has a high dynamic range – that is, one that has high contrast, with both very bright highlights and very dark shadows – one technique you can use to capture the full tonal range is high dynamic range imaging. But as you will see in our Photoshop tutorial below, there is a simple way to get an HDR effect from just one picture.
A high-key portrait tends to be lit from the front, creating a relatively shadow-free image. The over-exposed highlights help to smooth out skin tones and dial down distracting details so that key features such as the eyes and lips stand out more dramatically.
The challenge with high-key portrait photography comes when deliberately over-exposing a shot to produce bright flat skin tones while preserving shadows and midtones on the eyes and lips.
In our ongoing series about working with raw files, we’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, the honest truth on what shooting raw can actually do for your images and last week we showed you how to convert raw files.
This week on Raw Tuesday we’ll explore what edits to make (and when) in Adobe Camera Raw.
We’ve told what you need to know before shooting raw files, and last week we gave you the honest truth on what shooting raw can actually do for your images. This week on Raw Tuesday we’ll explore some of the common questions about raw conversion. Our simple guide should have you getting more from your raw files in no time.
Last week we kicked off our new series Raw Tuesday exploring five key points every photographer should know before shooting raw files. This week we thought we would delve deeper into shooting raw and get into the how’s and why’s. In this article we’ll ask five common questions we hear about raw files, such as ‘do all pros shoot raw?’ and ‘what’s the most useful advantage of raw files over JPEGs’. We’ll explain what shooting raw files can actually do for your images, as well as what it can’t.
Shooting raw files has become one of the most important photography tips we offer our readers on a daily basis. Yet while most photographers agree it’s important to shoot raw files, the nuance of fine-tuning and editing raw files is at the top of said photographers’ list of most common photography problems.
In our new weekly series, Raw Tuesday, we aim to demystify the experience of shooting and editing raw files. Every Tuesday we’ll bring you new tips and tutorials strictly relating to using raw files.