Let’s All Process the Same RAW File #2

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Thanks a lot to everybody who sent in their version of the wildebeest crossing from last week.

The response was amazing and it was awesome to see how each and every one of us processed the image in a different way.  And some people say that post processing does not have have a role to play in wildlife photography?

So, here goes with this week’s video in which I look at all the images that was sent in.  After that Andrew and I each have a quick live go at processing the same image in Lightroom.

And then, at the end of the video we look the new RAW file for this week – hell yeah we’re doing it again – with a few thoughts on what you could do with it.

But first, here goes with this week’s video.


As mentioned in the video you can check out the gallery below to look through all the images as processed by you guys!

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Do you have a favorite image from the gallery above?  If so, let us know in the comments which one it is and why.

Right, with all that said and done it’s time to get cracking on the RAW file I would like you to have a go at this week.

I am very excited to see what you do with this one – the sky just begs to be paid attention to and seeing you can crop you have a lot of different options to play with!

Download this weeks RAW file by clicking on the image below.

Gerry van der Walt - RAW #2

In case you missed it in last week’s video here are the simple steps to follow to download and get going on the image.

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  • Download the ZIP file below
  • Unzip and import the RAW file into Lightroom
  • Do all your adjustments to the file and process the image as you see fit – following the ‘rules’ below.
  • Save file to size of 800px at longest side at 72dpi (shown in video)
  • E-mail your image, as a JPEG, to photography@wild-eye.co.za
  • Watch next week’s episode to see what people did with the edit
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So time to get editing the second RAW file and see what you come up with.

Just to confirm the ‘rules’ for this week:

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  • Lightroom adjustments only (or Camera RAW)
  • No Photoshop or external plugins
  • Global and local adjustments are allowed
  • No cloning or spot removal
  • You are allowed to crop the image
  • Other than that – go for it!
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If you have any questions please fire away.  Look forward to seeing some of the results on this one!

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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Comments 0

  1. Mike

    Hey this was fun. Looking forward to having a go at this week’s image. Hope this will become a regular feature so we can all improve our processing skills.
    Love seeing how different people see the image differently!
    Have a great weekend

  2. Mark Gray

    Hi there Gerry, You mentioned in your video That one of my images seemed to be different or popped out, I can’t remember which one was which now and thought I may have used Lens correction or maybe different software One was processed in Lightroom and the other was processed in Silkypix the latter seems to handle my RAW images from the Pentax Much better than some other software,
    I also use the Linux Operating system which Lightroom doesn’t seem to work to well under, but Silkypix does work, although a little slower than windows.

  3. alistair swartz

    Hi Gerry

    would like to get involved but only have cs5. would i be able to send in a version only processed in adobe camera raw?


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