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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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Conclusion

Shooting in raw isn’t tremendously different from shooting JPEG images, and the small bit of rethinking that you have to do is worth it to get the extra editing flexibility that raw provides.

If you’re an experienced film shooter, you’ve probably already realized that shooting raw is pretty much just the opposite of what you’re used to doing when shooting film. When shooting raw, you want to protect your highlights rather than your shadows.

Obviously, when compared with shooting JPEG images, working with the raw format requires more work and a greater understanding of certain basic technological concepts. However, as you work with raw, you’ll probably find that having to consider these basic issues and concepts makes you a better ...

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