Friday, April 4, 2008

Evolution of a Photo

One subject I haven't touched much on is the advantages of shooting in RAW format as opposed to JPG and using a RAW editor (like Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Bridge) to make exposure and white-balance corrections before doing the final retouches in Adobe Photoshop.

I have included five images that show the RAW image, then with corrections applied in Adobe Lightroom, and finally the finished image after Photoshop. I'll be talking more about this process in a future post. For now, notice sometimes there is a major change and sometimes it's just a subtle change, depending on the photo.

As always, click on the thumbnails for a larger version.