Finally! I've been itching to start learning how to edit photos in RAW. I think I've mentioned it a few times here but so far just haven't had the time to sit down and learn. We had a couple of evenings of pouring rain a while ago though so I took the opportunity to really get into the DVD course I bought through Moderskeppet (Swedish only I'm afraid) almost a year ago. I sat down at my computer with a note pad, concentrated and jotted down notes like a proper student!
The reason for wanting to edit in RAW if you're not familiar with it is that the image quality is superior to JPEG which is sort of the standard file format for images. As far as the blog's concerned I'm sure the JPEGs are quite adequate but I would like to start printing (or have printed) some of my images and do some more editing and may even, lo and behold, frame a few. I usually have a hard time to come to terms with my own "art" but there are some images that I took in New York back in April and a few others that I'm quite fond of and would like to edit further.
The images in this post, which you might recognize from the New York posts (here, here, here and here) are examples of stuff I'm keen to work on. These have just been edited slightly for the blog in Photoscape (to adjust brightness etc) but I'm dying to see them in a larger scale and "new" and improved when I'm done with them. The other day, via an e-mail, I came across the Saatchi Online gallery and was super inspired by some of the black and white architectural photography there and with some of what I've seen there in mind I think I'll attempt some black and white editing first.
Do you edit in RAW? I've heard it's much easier to learn than Photoshop and from what I can tell so far I prefer the layout of the editor much more than the one in Photoshop which always feels so busy and cluttered to me and which is why I don't use it much and haven’t really taken it onboard.