Welcome to Shoot Raw

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We offer digital workflow training and tuition for photographers at all levels.

We get you working confidently and quickly.

Workflow

Workflow

Your computer is your digital darkroom and holds all your ‘contact sheets’.

If you set things up properly, it can be easier than ever to find the image or shoot you’re looking for and to keep track of your strongest images.

We show you how to whittle a shoot down to its best shots, build and manage your image library, back up your work, pull your on-the-road edits back into your main library and organise your work into albums and collections.

We also show you what not to do when organising your library of images…

Post-processing

Post-processing

We cover every stage of processing, from the adjustments you can make in packages like Lightroom and Capture One (often adjusting groups of images simultaneously) to detailed, pixel-by-pixel work in Photoshop, including convincing composites.

We can work with complete newcomers to image processing or those who need to learn advanced techniques.

Print

Print

We help photographers make exhibition-quality prints. We can provide advice on new printer purchases and help with almost every aspect of colour management and preparation for print. (We also offer custom printing for our clients.)

We make print profiles for your choice of paper, ink and printer. More importantly, we can teach you to do all those things yourself.

Contact

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You can e-mail us or complete a more detailed contact form.

Telephone: 0333 577 5703

Colour Management

This topic is related to workflow, post-processing and print-making. Some core understanding of colour management is essential to getting your work looking good on different devices.

If you’ve exported rich, tastefully saturated images and seen them looking washed out on your tablet or smartphone, that’s a simple colour management problem. Other common problems: print colours aren’t close to your display colours; prints that look dull and too dark.

We help with every aspect of colour management for photographers – once you understand the basic principles of colour across devices, you can work more quickly and confidently.

Software

Here are the packages we work with most often:

* Adobe Photoshop
* Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
* Phase One Capture One Pro
* DxO PhotoLab
• X-Rite colour management software