Let’s All Process the Same RAW File #9

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Week 9 – last one for the year!

This week I asked you to take a seriously overexposed Wild Dog RAW file and send in two different images.

The first goal was to create a natural looking wildlife image and the second an artistic monochrome image.

Before we get to the video in which I look at and chat through all the images and do a quick Lightroom process on them, here are the two galleries of images we received.

Week 8: Color Gallery

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Some nice results and overall a lot of very nice, natural looking images – because that is always the goal when shooting  and processing wildlife!

Week 8: Monochrome Gallery

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I think the important thing to mention here is that when you are going to go for an artistic monochrome type image – don’t hold back!  Compared to processing an image with ‘natural’ as the goal, here you need to run wild with the processing and creativity.

Now that you’ve had a look at the images, let’s chat through them.

Week 8: Video


Video Timeline:

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  • 00:00 – Discussion on the color images we received
  • 08:14 – Live process of color image
  • 12:03 – Discussion of the monochrome images we received
  • 17:29 – Live process of the monochrome image
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This is my monochrome ‘arty’ image I processed using only Lightroom.  Check out the video to see the full live edit of this image. Gotta love that program!

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So that’s it for this year!

The response to this series of posts have been amazing so thank you so much.  We will definitely be doing this, and a whole lot more next year.  Have some great ideas and suggestions from you guys which we will be rolling out!

Make sure to stay tuned to the blog as I will still be posting a few tutorials and blogs before the end of the year.

Thanks again for a fantastic Lightroom exercise and look forward to what you all come up with in next year’s challenges!

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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