If youâ€™re a new DSLR owner or you just want to understand and benefit from shooting with the RAW format, thereâ€™s a new book you can turn to.
lynda.com has just released its â€œPhotoshop CS2: Mastering Camera Raw,â€ authored by best-selling technology writer Deke McClelland. This will teach you key principles and techniques for mastering raw photography using the Adobe Camera Raw plug-in. From shooting, converting, and organizing raw files to developing and finalizing images using specialized commands, each capability of the Camera Raw plug-in is covered in depth.
The RAW image, which is the digital equivalent of a large-format negative, allows photographers to have greater artistic control and flexibility during the image-editing process, while still maintaining the integrity of the original raw file. Understanding RAW opens a whole lot of artistic and technical possibilities to the new photographer.
Quips Lynda Weinman, CEO of lynda.com, â€œThe future of digital photography lies in the raw format. As cameras and computers become powerful enough to support this highest-resolution format, digital photographers will need to learn new skills. Thereâ€™s no better guide to this new frontier than best-selling Photoshop author Deke McClelland.â€ Amen.