Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, Washington (WA), USA

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Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, Washington (WA), USA

Jay took this photo in Olympic National Park on an overcast day. The light in the forest was so soft and beautiful, and the fresh greens seemed almost golden in the scattered light.

When Jay opened this file in Adobe Camera RAW, it didn’t look like this. We’ve created a short video to show how he processed this image. It’s easier than you might expect!

Our goal is usually to create an image that feels natural to the viewer. Keep in mind that this is just one way to do it – you may choose a different process or a different program. There’s no single “right” way.

10 replies
  1. Tony Prower
    Tony Prower says:

    Thanks for a great video, simple adjustments to enhance a single exposure. I like the first step and I agree that this is the most important step.

    Using a dedicated Raw converter is still preferable, such as Lightroom.

  2. Pradip Kotecha (PK)
    Pradip Kotecha (PK) says:

    Hi Jay & Varina….i accidently stumbled on to your website…but i am glad i did. I was inspired by your galleries as i too am a land & Seascape enthusiast. But more importantly i have started shooting RAW over the last couple of years and havent really edited in camera raw-as soon as it came in there, i just clicked onto open image and then straight onto photoshop. I found your tabs on RAW/Actions very useful….nice to know there are genuine humble people who share their “tricks”.Thank you once again. I wish you all the success in your field of work.

    • Varina Patel
      Varina Patel says:

      Thank you for your comments and you kind words, Pradip. I hope you find lots of useful information on our blog and in our videos and eBooks. :) I’m glad to hear that you are shooting RAW! It really does make a big difference. I think you’ll find that the capabilities of Camera RAW are really outstanding. Good luck with your photography!

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