Photography 101: Using Raw Effectively

Raw, Naked Art

M and I have been talking about leveraging our series on the Art and History of Street Photography into a sort of online course on street photography and art and photography in general. All of that has been on hold with all of the activity in our lives, namely her moving to the U.S. from southern England and our having gotten married. But as the dust settles on two years of frenetic activity, we’re moving into a place where (perhaps) we can begin in earnest.

I’ve blogged before about Raw, and the consensus among those who commented was that it’s a valuable tool to gain more control over your work. However, I want to illustrate a first ideas that photographers should keep in mind when using raw:

  • Raw is NOT exactly what you saw when you took the photo. Much in the same way that the optic center of…

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