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Getting Started with Camera Raw: How to make better pictures using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Second Edition by Ben Long

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7. Shooting Raw

San Francisco Bay Bridge. Canon EOS 20D with a Canon 10–22 mm EF-S lens. 6 seconds at f/4.

When we speak of image editors like Adobe Photoshop, we often say that their tools are used for performing “corrections” on an image. While this is true—a Photoshop-caliber image editor can perform amazing corrections of everything from bad exposure to lens flares—thinking of your image editor as a tool for correction can be a limiting mind-set when shooting.

Sure, some images need correction, but in other cases, it’s simply not possible to get the image you have in mind using only your camera. Whether you’re shooting analog or digital, ...

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