Shooting in RAW – Old Images

I have recently re-built …

my editing suite almost completely and am now reworking old images. Having originally shot them in raw the data is just sitting there just as it was originally shot. Now that the software and the hardware has improved so much it makes sense to re-visit these old images. Indeed the panorama of the frozen river wouldn’t originally stitch to my satisfaction, but is now made short work of by Lightroom (or Photoshop, or any of a plethora of image stitchers).

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I am really pleased with …

the quality of these images and very glad that I decided to revisit them. Of course, if I had shot in jpeg originally then I would have very little ‘headroom’ for further adjustments … though having said that the software has moved on dramatically in this regard as well. Nevertheless, there is still way more scope when processing RAW files than jpegs.

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If you are daunted …

by the idea of processing RAW all I can say is to jump in and have a go, check out my Youtube videos on post processing to help you get started or go to the site linked to the right …

Shooting in Raw …

will certainly help your photography, a bit like the difference between processing your own black and white or shooting Polaroids!

Old Images

Easter trip to Jokmokk in Northern Sweden. Above the Arctic Circle, Jokmokk is the gateway to the Akisbo National Park

The first two images …

here were actually shot years ago during a trip to the Ice Hotel, we decided to stop overnight at Jokmokk well into the Arctic Circle and these images were shot then and only now have I processed them. The river pano wouldn’t stitch satisfactorily and the sunset was processed but I was never very happy with it. The remaining images were shot at dusk in Bodbysund of the Burea River which we can see starting to freeze up. These images are three image stitches using my tilt shift lens.

 

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