Because I am a slave to photography, I bought the iPhone 7 Plus for it's new camera(s), and the ability to shoot in RAW. Why would anyone shoot in RAW and what is it you say? It's a file format that stores far more data than a JPEG, both in the colors and values of each pixel... but it takes up more space, and needs to be processed before it can be seen on screen. So I did just that here for the first time, and have posted the results. On top is the "original" as the camera chose to expose it. On bottom is the "edited" version I brought into Adobe Lightroom and made adjustments too. I brought back a little more warmth to the white balance, brightened some of the detail in the shadows, and most importantly recovered some of the lost detail in the shafts of light that had "blown out". I'm happier... what do you think?
Been far too long since I posted... I hope to do better in 2017. Happy shooting on your phones!
BeforeAfteriPhoneCameraJoel Wade, from
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