I’ll regularly take pictures when I visit family or they visit us with my phone and I’ll send those to whoever, no problem. But when I take pictures with my camera, I want to edit them. I’m gonna colour correct, edit out undesirable little bits, crop it possibly, I’m gonna do shit to it before I want anyone to see it. But inevitably there’s always someone who asks to be sent the pictures and it’s always the same convo.
Back in 2017, a website popped up called WeSaturate. Its goal was to become sort of a “Pixabay for raw files” type library where people could share and download raw files to practice on. With many people unable to get out and shoot new stuff right now, it would be a valuable service if it still existed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. WeSaturate closed down earlier this year.
Inspired by WeSaturate and the valuable resource it was for him, Ryan Brietkreutz started up a similar service on Signature Edits. It’s a website where you can download free raw files to practice your editing, as well as a YouTube channel with a bunch of tutorials offering many techniques and examples on ways you can post-process your work in Lightroom and Photoshop.
It’s long been thought that when shooting raw, we can basically just ignore the in-camera processing settings. They’re only used if you’re shooting jpg or video, anyway, right? At least, that’s what everybody’s thought for years. Because for the most part it’s been true.
It turns out, though, that on Sony cameras, certain picture profiles do actually change the data that’s saved into your raw files. And in this video, Gerald Undone proves it.
Sigma has announced a new plugin which adds X3F import support into Adobe Photoshop CC. Sigma camera users have been mostly limited to using Sigma’s own Sigma Photo Pro software to process their camera’s X3F raw files. A few cameras are supported natively by Adobe Camera RAW, but their recent cameras are not.
Now, though, you can bypass the (rather sluggish) Sigma processing software and bring your X3F files straight into Photoshop.
Should you share RAW files with your clients? There’s no universal answer to this question, but photographer Jamie Windsor believes that the answer is no. In this video, he gives you five reasons why you shouldn’t let your clients own the RAW images you shoot. So, let’s dive in and see if you agree.
Shooting raw or not shooting raw is probably not even questionable for most photographers. But if you’re for any reason still shooting JPG, this example could finally make you change it. What’s more, it shows why the high dynamic range is important, and what you can achieve just from editing a single RAW file.
Photographer Daniel Plucinski captured the total solar eclipse on Monday and retrieved an incredible amount of details from a single underexposed shot.
Not everybody who uses Photoshop is a photographer. Some are retouchers, others simply want to learn. Even for those who are photographers, it’s not always possible to go and shoot the kinds of images you need to test out certain techniques. Especially if you’re just starting out with photography.
This was the challenge faced by Kash Goudarzi and Gifton Okoronkwo. Too much of their time was being taken up by work and study, but they wanted to improve their post processing techniques. With little time to get out and shoot, they were lacking in photos with which to learn. Freely available raw files are limited in number, so they have created their own platform. Wesaturate.
If you’re not sure whether you’ve achieved good exposure, using a histogram is the best way to check it. But there are some misconceptions about histogram you’ll hear from many photographers, even the most experienced ones. On the other hand, there are some facts few people knows or shares. In this video, Matt Granger refers to the three most common facts and misconceptions about histogram. Did you know them?
About a week ago, Sony announced that the A7RII and the A7SII will gain the ability to record uncompressed 14-bit RAW still images. This is a change vs. the previous ability to record only compressed RAW files at 14 bits.
DPreview did a thorough analysis on the difference between those two options and sure enough there are two significant factors to be considered.
It’s been a while since I’ve received “The E-Mail,” so I guess it shouldn’t have been that much of a surprise when it came today. I must have been living a charmed life, because it hadn’t reared its ugly head in quite a while. Yet there it was. Staring me in the face. Cursor blinking in the “reply” box as I contemplated my impending level of sarcasm. Sometimes it’s actually a phone call. Occasionally they come right out and ask in person. More often than not, though, it’s an email. I prefer the emails because they help mask my frustration in a way that actual conversations can’t. You know the email I’m talking about. Names and locations have been changed for obvious reasons.