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#1 rospondek


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 11:21 AM

When after a trip of any kind you are reviewing photos and among the others you see some black rectangulars like this*:


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Which after zoom looks like this...


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Don't give up and do not delete them imediately, cause you may finish with this...


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Anybody needs any other reason for shooting raw? Guess not...


*a little explanation. Photos were shoot between open space part of event and the part covered in heavy shadows. I just turn back and saw him standing there. No time to change the settings to compensate the darkness. I'm not a pro :)

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

Great advice! This photo really is a gem. The expression of this person is fantastic.


Even photos that look useless straight off the camera can be great with a little TLC. 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

A very interesting topic well covered with great examples.. Thanks for taking the time to share a valuable lesson.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:48 PM

Yep - very interesting. To some extent I think it depends on your subject and settings. I would not bother to try and rescue this if it were a wildlife image. For me it is a very good raw image or it gets deleted quickly but I understand that with people you may be more forgiving. I am looking for somewhere close to perfect and the noise created to recover that image would be unacceptable to me. 

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