Editing Photos with Adobe Camera Raw

Are you ready to take your photography to a much higher level? Then learning how to edit your digital images using the Adobe Camera RAW plug-in for Photoshop is the way to turn good pictures into great ones. When you shoot JPEG files with your camera, the camera automatically processes the JPEG file to enhance and compress the image. You generally have little control over how this processing occurs. Shooting Camera RAW images with your camera gives you greater control than shooting JPEG images, because camera raw does not lock you into processing done by your camera. You, and not the camera, are in charge.

Think of a Camera RAW file as your photo negative. You can reprocess the file at any time, achieving the results that you want by making adjustments for white balance, tonal range, contrast, colour saturation, and sharpening. When you adjust a Camera RAW image, the original camera raw data is preserved. Better still, there is zero compression applied to the file, so the image is not degraded, as can happen with JPEG compression. It is very much like a negative from a film camera, hence the name “digital negative”. In this hands-on, full-day workshop you will learn how to use all the powerful and wide-ranging controls in Adobe Camera RAW to make your images stand out from the rest.

Essential Materials:

  • A DSLR – digital single lens reflex camera / four thirds or mirrorless camera that can capture in Camera RAW.
  • Lens(es) – Bring along any lenses you own.
  • Laptop computer (Mac or Windows) with Adobe Photoshop loaded. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can download a free 7-day trial version from https://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html
  • Card reader or cable to download images from your camera to your laptop.

Additional optional items:

  • Your camera’s instruction manual.
  • Notepad and pen

About the Tutor:

'Nic van Oudtshoorn is a highly qualified tutor and photojournalist with more than 40 years experience in all aspects of photography. His skills have earned him the distinction of Associate of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society. His photographs have appeared worldwide in numerous books, newspapers and magazines, including Reader’s Digest and Time. As an accomplished documentary filmmaker, Nic’s video footage has been shown on TV internationally, including National Geographic and Discovery channels.'

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