This is a little bit of change over my normal RAW Edit videos. This time I go ahead and show you how I edited the file and then open it up for you to download and edit for a chance to win a print of this image.
This a contest and you can edit the image any way you would like, you can use Adobe Lightroom, Photo Shop or any other RAW Editing Program. Please click here to download this RAW File. All submission must be in by the end of April 28th 2013 11:59 PM EST.
You have permission to edit this image, print this image but you have NO RIGHTS to sell or call this your own. All Rights Reserved Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you are interested in running this image in a magazine or publication please contact jared at FroKnowsPhoto.com. If you would like to download the FULL RES version of my edit to print or give to a fan you can do so Right Here.
Click the image to download this RAW file. All submission must be posted in the FroKnowsPhoto Forum at the link above.Read More »
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If there is one question I get more than any other, it’s “Why do you shoot RAW?” Let me take you back to 2003 when I picked up my first DSLR – the Nikon D2H. The online photo community was very different at that time, and we certainly didn’t have as much access to information as we do now. Coming from the film world, there was never a question of file formats, only what type of film to use. Suddenly with digital, there was a slew of file formats to familiarize yourself with – JPEG, RAW, TIFF and RAW + JPEG.
I made phone calls to as many photographers as I knew who were shooting digital and asked what they shot. Some of them said they were shooting JPEG and others were shooting RAW, but they did not know why. At that point, I really did not know a lot about file formats and I started to ask questions to form my own opinion on what I should use.
Here is what I learned from talking with other pros: JPEG was all about compression and smaller files, which meant I could capture a large number of images and fit them on my memory card. (Here’s another fun blast from the past – my first 1GB memory card cost me a whopping $279.) Regardless of the storage possibilities, I knew that if JPEG meant compression and RAW was uncompressed, I was better off sticking with RAW. It just made sense to me that if JPEG files toss away information in the hopes of larger quantity, and RAW kept all your information, I was better off going with the quality option.
This new RAW files comes from San Francisco and was captured on the ROCK aka Alcatraz.
What are you going to do with this file? I chose to go black and white and crunchy. Will you go black and white, stay color or do something else totally over the top.
Also check to see if your RAW Edit from #87 made the critique and spotlight.Read More »
This RAW File comes from the D4 and was taken while I was away in Aruba!!! It is so DIRTY at F10, its going to take a while to clean it up.
What in the world will you do with this file? What kind of crazy colors will you bring out or what will you do that I never thought about?Read More »
I took this file with the NEW Nikon d600 while as a bar using a Westcott Ice Light. The ISO was 6400 and I think this is a good file to test your editing capability.
Will you go over the top and cut the background out or will you edit it softly and warmly? The great thing is you get to download this RAW File and show us what you would do with it.Read More »
It is time to hit you with RAW EDIT of the week 85. First things first I want to let you know that the raw edits will be happening anywhere from every two to three weeks from here on out.
I selected this weeks file which so happens to be my latest Self Portrait to see what you will do with it. Will you crop it, will you color it or go black and white or will you do something I would never expect?
I think this file is open to many different directions and I am excited to see which way you will take it.Read More »
Who loves the challenge of taking someone else’s RAW FILE and seeing what you can do with it? I think this weeks file of the vintage train is really going to get the creative juices flowing.
Will you edit this old world or will you make it look like the future with lasers beams and something else interesting?
Click Here to download this weeks RAW FILE from the FroForum.Read More »
For this weeks RAW Edit 83 we bring you our first ever Medium Format File. Thanks to Adam for sending me a DNG from an outtake from his Hasselblad H3D. These files are very very large but I saved it as a DNG so you all can download and tweak it.
Be sure to click the link above to access this weeks RAW File and show everyone what you would do to it.
You will also find your raw edits of the WEEK 82 during this video.Read More »
This week we have another D800 file from a really cool project that Fro Reader Steven Tippett. He is getting photos of total strangers screaming!!!! I think its a really cool project that not only will make great images but get you in the habit of asking people to take their photo.
What will you do with this weeks file? Will you go extreme, keep in normal or do something totally off the wall in PhotoShop?
Be sure to rename your edits FroKnowsPhoto RAW Edit of the week 82. You can post it right back here on the forum as well as facebook, google+, twitter but please DO NOT EMAIL me your edits of this file.
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This weeks RAW EDIT 81 brings us a file from the Canon T1i. I would like you to edit this like you have to save the photographers life, you only have this one chance to edit this file so the client is happy. That is the point of the RAW Edits each week, to take files that may be off and turn them into something that makes them on.
You will also find your Raw Edits of the Week 80 at the end of this video. I think you guys did a fantastic job editing a file that was pretty difficult.
Click the image below to access this weeks RAW FILE.Read More »