Embrace RAW Processing
Most cameras today, except maybe some smart phones and low-end point-and-shoot types, have RAW file capabilities. A RAW file is like having a digital negative. It’s not yet in a viewable format but it maintains most of the image’s original information. In this format, a beginner landscape photographer can manipulate the image file ‘after the fact’ to create the best image.
As you can see from the image above, the unprocessed RAW image looks dull and colorless because it was created using camera default settings. The processed RAW image contains stunning details and vibrant colors.
Here is a case study from our WATERFALLS TUTORIAL where Kate Silvia shows you how to process a RAW image to bring out exceptional colors and details in your waterfalls photos.
Coming up next: Develop Post Processing Workflow