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RAW Images

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An under-exposed and dark photo of five bartenders smiling in a group behind a bar.

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:

Five bartenders smiling in a group behind a bar with an adjusted exposure lightening the photo to make it more visible

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.

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I'm moving stuff around right now. All this below is helping me figure out where to put stuff

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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:

-- image
-- raw_image_20060401_124150a_original

An under-exposed and dark photo of five bartenders 
smiling in a group behind a bar.

-- p

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:

-- image
-- raw_image_20060401_124150a_fixed

Five bartenders smiling in a group behind a 
bar with an adjusted exposure lightening the 
photo to make it more visible

-- p

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.


-- categories
-- Photography

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-- date: 2006-04-03 00:00:00
-- id: 20elhhzc
-- status: published
-- type: post
-- site: aws