Learn How to Shoot Raw Using a Digital SLR Camera


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Shooting raw

Let's be honest, bad white balance can really ruin your whole day. Worse, it can ruin an entire shoot. If your white balance is off, the color in your image can be irreversibly ruined. Take look at this image. The color is not terrible, but the auto white balance mechanism on my camera failed me here. I was shooting in shade, and it's just not very good shade, and things have ended up a little cool. She doesn't have a skin tone that's as warm and healthy looking as it should be. Now a lot of people hear me grousing about white balance and they say, "Well, that's who cares. I can just correct it in Photoshop." The thing about bad white balance though is that it can be really difficult thing to fix because it can affect different parts of your image in different ways.

Shadow areas might have a different color shift than highlight areas. It's also important to understand that every image has a finite amount of editability. That is, you can only edit so far befo...

Shooting raw
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Shooting raw provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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