Nikon ViewNX 2: a guide to raw editing in Nikon’s all-in-one photo editing software

    | Tutorials | 19/02/2013 01:00am
    Nikon ViewNX 2: a guide to raw editing in Nikon's all-in-one photo editing software

    In this Nikon ViewNX 2 tutorial we’ll show you how to use ViewNX 2 to non-destructively improve the colour, tone, and exposure of a raw file. We’ll also show you a cheat sheet guide to the Nikon ViewNX 2 interface, highlighting its key areas.

    Adobe Lightroom: everything you need to know about the ‘alternative Photoshop’

    | Photography Tips | 08/01/2013 01:00am
    Adobe Lightroom: what every photographer must know about the 'alternative Photoshop'

    Adobe Lightroom is often referred to as the ‘alternative Photoshop’, but in truth this powerful photo editing software is much more than a budget alternative. To kick off the new year in style, we’re dedicating our popular Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format files to a thorough investigation of Adobe Lightroom and what it actually offers photographers who want a sophisticated photo editing software that combines image cataloguing, Raw conversion and non-destructive editing.

    7 reasons you should ditch raw format files and shoot JPEGs

    | Photography Tips | 25/12/2012 12:00pm
    7 reasons you should ditch raw format files and shoot JPEGs

    And so this is Christmas. And while most of you are busy with your families and egg nog (does anyone actually drink that?) and of course your fancy new cameras and generally not paying attention to what a photography blog is posting, we thought we would make a special Raw Tuesday post that goes against all convention, defies every rule every photographer has ever thrown at you and calls into question the very core and essence of this popular series.

    Today we’re going to hide in plain sight and tell you what others won’t: 7 reasons why you should ditch raw format and start shooting JPEGs.

    Should you delete more photos?

    | Photography Tips | 22/12/2012 04:00am
    Should you delete more photos?

    Are your earliest pictures and duplicate shots holding you back? Our friends at Photoventure asked whether we should all delete photos more often and simplify our photo editing process.

    Sharpening and Noise Reduction: take precise control of your raw files

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 18/12/2012 02:00am
    Sharpening and Noise Reduction: take precise control of your raw files

    In the latest post of our Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format images find out exactly what each slider in the in the Adobe Camera Raw Detail Panel does – and when to use them.

    3 selective adjustment tools your raw files can’t live without

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 11/12/2012 02:00am
    3 selective adjustment tools your raw files can't live without

    In the latest post of our Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format images we show you how to make selective adjustments to your raw format files with three key selective adjustment tools in Adobe Camera Raw.

    Free night photography cheat sheet: how to shoot popular low-light scenes

    | Night, Photography Tips | 07/12/2012 11:44am
    Free night photography cheat sheet: shoot any low-light scene

    In our latest photography cheat sheet, we’ve seized upon these themes and created a handy flowchart that explains step-by-step how to achieve four of the more popular night photography subjects.

    Our night photography cheat sheet shows you how to shoot city scenes, moonlit landscapes, low-light portraits and the ever-popular painting with light.

    Retouching photos in raw: give your portraits a pro-quality makeover

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 04/12/2012 02:00am
    Retouching photos in raw: give your portraits a pro-quality makeover

    In the latest post of our Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format images we show you how retouching photos in Adobe Camera Raw can give you professional photographer quality portraits.

    Luminosity masks: why raw HDR is the best HDR

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 27/11/2012 02:00am
    Luminosity masks: why raw HDR is the best HDR

    This luminosity mask technique enables you to create the perfect raw HDR image by blending two exposures according to lightness, not just area. This is a variation on the traditional HDR photography technique, but because we want to darken highlights and lighten shadows throughout the image rather than in selected areas, we’ll blend the images in a different way.

    5 creative photo editing tricks for Adobe Camera Raw

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/11/2012 02:00am
    5 creative photo editing tricks for Adobe Camera Raw

    In the latest post of our ongoing Raw Tuesday series on editing raw format images we show you five simple ways to add a variety of creative Photoshop effects and cool photo editing tricks using only the tools in Adobe Camera Raw.

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