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RAW Images

I took the new camera out to photograph a friend's band last night. I find it's always a good idea to take some photos of the bartenders too. Helps to get to know them which tends to pay off nicely.

I noticed a mirror behind them so I shifted to where I though the flash wouldn't reflect and cause issues with the exposure. Turns out that there were two mirrors and I was a little off.

You can see the flash reflection and the under - exposure it caused in this image :

If I was using the JPEG image format to save the files, the image would have looked crummy if I tried to lighten it to a decent level. But, I was using RAW which allows much more manipulation while maintaining quality.

I figured I'd see how far I could push it. I'm pleased with the result :

This is the first time I've pushed an image like this. I'm impressed.

Bonus points for salvaging an image that I can drop off for the crew.