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If you are trying to improve your photography then you may be shooting RAW or at least thinking about it. Next, a better understanding of RAW editing such as Lightroom is probably on your to-do list. I’m no Scott Kelby but I’ve been editing RAW for the last ten years and have picked up a few tricks. Image Example People love this image of a red acer tree, but I know its faults. I shot this image in RAW format which is a digital negative and has to be processed. It works in a similar way to a negative from the…

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This beautiful Acer tree is at Newby Hall Gardens in North Yorkshire. This was a very high contrast photo initially, and I’ve developed it from the digital negative in Lightroom. Read my simple explanation in this blog post: Why Shoot RAW and How to Edit? Lightroom Basics  Linking with My Sunday Photo  

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I was recently asked where in the world is my favourite beach. Even though I’ve curled my toes in the white sands of Zanzibar, it is much closer to home at Llanddwyn bay that holds the greatest appeal for me. Llanddwyn Bay My top beach is on the island of Anglesey. My old OS map calls it Llanddwyn beach but you will more commonly see the name Newborough which is the name of the forest and village nearby. Thanks to the dominance of Google maps the name Newborough seems to be sticking for the beach now too. We have very…

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A couple of years ago I lost my patience with my massive pro DSLR which weighs about a ton and gives me back-ache every time I try to go out with it. I bought the absolute smallest camera I could find which would shoot RAW and could be manually controlled. I bought the highest quality I could find in a really small compact. Image quality was a top priority. I want to continue to shoot images good enough to sell and to enter competitions (not that I have had the time). There were a few choices at that level but…

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This photo was taken a trip to the American Midwest. My Sunday Photo I’m moving my main weekly photography blog to a weekday but I do wish to carry on linking to My Sunday Photo – a linkup run by Darren of Photalife (see the linky badge at the end of this post). So I am selecting a photo from the forthcoming blog post each week to share on a Sunday. At least, that is the plan! Please continue to send me your questions, topics and ideas for photography blog posts. You can contact me on social media, comment on…

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