Understanding RAW Photography

A RAW file allows far more flexibility than a JPEG will, and enthusiastic amateur photographers everywhere are discovering their vast potential. RAW files open up a whole new world of image processing where photos can go from ordinary to perfect simply and quickly. In Understanding RAW Photography, renowned photographer Andy Rouse follows the entire procedure from start to finish: the volume takes the form of an easy-to-follow workflow overview, covering all the essentials right from the beginning of a shoot. Rouse explains how to make software choices; work in the field; edit, correct, and process the picture; and ultimately display it in print or on screen. A wide range of images and screen grabs illustrate techniques both basic and advanced, as well as creative possibilities.

This hardcover 144 pages photography book was been recently published (on April 1, 2008, under the Photographers’ Institute Press) by Andy Rouse. He has written 14 books incuding the recent Penguin Life (signed books are available from the online store); 2008 will see the publication of a major coffee table book entitled Concepts of Nature which will look at the first 10 years of his professional career. Andy writes regular monthly columns for photographic and internet magazines worldwide, plus a monthly equipment review column.
About the Author:
World renowned wildlife photographer Andy Rouse has long since had a passion for wild things. He has built his reputation on getting close, in fact very close to some of the world’s largest and most dangerous animals; in doing so, capturing some of the most exciting and evocative photographic images of wildlife found today. With a style all of his own, Andy is equally passionate about the message that his images convey and sees his work as contributing to the general appreciation of our precious wildlife, hopefully stimulating us all to act on their behalf.