Welcome to Shoot Raw
We offer digital workflow training and tuition for photographers at all levels.
We get you working confidently and quickly.
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…
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.
We can work with complete newcomers to image processing or those who need to learn advanced techniques.
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.
Telephone: 0333 577 5703*
We do most of our work near London (where we’re based) and around the South East but have worked throughout the UK over the last five years.
*Calls to our 0333 number cost the same as calling a 01 or 02 landline number. Calls to 0333 are part of your inclusive minutes, too. More info.
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 dull and too dark.
We help with every aspect of colour management for photographers – once you understand the basic principles (and limitations) of colour across devices, you can work more quickly and confidently.
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Here are the packages we work with most often:
* Adobe Photoshop CC
* Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, 6 and 5
* Phase One Capture One Pro 8
• X-Rite colour management software