Let’s All Process the Same RAW File #3

Gerry van der Walt All Authors, Gerry 5 Comments

If you’ve been following my Instagram and Periscope feeds you’ll know that I’ve been in the Mara for the last few weeks.

I’m off to South Africa for a few days but will be back in the Mara next Friday and thought it would be a good time to squeeze in another quick RAW challenge!  If you haven’t played along yet check these posts for some of the previous RAW file challenges.

Since we will be hosting 8 weeks of Great Migration photo safaris let’s stick to the theme and all process a RAW file of a group of wildebeest crossing the Mara River.

Check out the video for all the details.

The image we will be working on is this one so click on it to download the ZIP file.

Gerry van der Walt - Mara River Crossing

In case you’ve forgotten or you’e playing along for the first time this is how it works:

  • Download this file.
  • Process it with your favourite software – no plugins!
  • The goal is a striking, natural looking images of a Mara river crossing.
  • Resize your image to 1000px at the longest edge at a resolution of 72dpi.
  • Mail your final JPEG version of the file to photography@wild-eye.co.za
  • Closing date for this one is 17h00 SA time on Tuesday 18 August 2015.
  • Stay tuned for the follow up video.

I look forward to seeing your river crossing images!

Until next time.


About the Author

Gerry van der Walt

I am a private and specialist photographic safari guide, public speaker, co founder of Wild Eye and wildlife photographer. Visit my website at www.gerryvanderwalt.com or follow my journey on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter a look forward to changing the way you see the world.  I also host a Wildlife Photography Podcast and I Vlog!

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  1. heather

    Bummer…wanted to do this exercise but apparently I’m working with an old camera raw converter and need to update. I took a stab at a couple of the latest upgrades but no such luck. What are you shooting with?

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  2. Jerry

    Great idea – this is a really good way of learning how to look at different ways of processing the same photo. Unfortunately, I’ve just found this so have missed submitting an entry for the first 3 RAW files – but I hope to join in the fun the next time around!

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