Classes in this category cover the principles and approaches to both digital and analogue post-production, modification, manipulation and mastering of the photographic image at the raw processing stage. Dealing primarily with communicating pictorial and aesthetic intent through raw post-processing, these classes demonstrate how to gain a precise level of mastery over the photographic details in your images, resulting in an expertly finished final photograph.

Classes in this category are suitable for the following styles of photography: Fashion & Editorial, eCommerce & Product, Portrait & Beauty, Compositing & Finished Art, Fine-Art & Film, Photojournalism & Documentary and Architectural & Landscape.

Classes / Raw Processing

Classes / Raw Processing

Classes / Raw Processing

Classes / Raw Processing

Controlled Target Composites: Multi-Post Workflow

Class summary: Walkthrough of modular foundation approach and discrete, tiered techniques for macro-local control and enhancement of raw photographs.

Fa, eC, Po, Co, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • The multi-post optimised output workflow
  • Determining print size via input resolution
  • Software resampling options and comparison
  • Multistage sharpening strategies

Applicable software: Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 6h.

Classes / Raw Processing

The Ideal Digital Black and White Raw Workflow

Class summary: Complete start to finish walkthrough of modular, digital black and white raw processing approaches and discrete, tiered editing techniques.

Fa, Po, Fi, Pj
  • From capture to output: the ideal black and white raw workflow
  • Shooting in black and white capture modes?
  • Optimised pre-visualisation for black and white at the capture stage
  • Exposing to the right

Applicable software: Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 6h.

Classes / Raw Processing

Analysing Your Captures and Block Pre-Processing

Class summary: Overview of critical principles and techniques for evaluating your raw captures and translating your results into aesthetic enhancements.

Fa, eC, Po, Co, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Translating edges and surfaces to textures and tones
  • Interpreting gradient densities
  • Differences between film and digital black and white exposure principles
  • Luminosity balancing, enhancing and equalising
  • Increasing dynamic range with controlled raw compositing

Applicable software: Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 6h.

Classes / Raw Processing

Classes / Raw Processing

Raw Workflow Demonstrations and Complete Walkthroughs

Class summary: Complete start to finish walkthrough of global modular raw workflow approaches and demonstration of discrete tiered editing techniques.

Fa, eC, Po, Co, Fi, Pj, Ar
  • Raw processing only: Capture One
  • Raw processing only: Lightroom/Camera Raw
  • Raw processing and Photoshop: Combining Capture One with Photoshop
  • Raw processing and Photoshop: Combining Lightroom/Camera Raw with Photoshop
  • Controlled Composite workflow: non-destructive raw editing

Applicable software: Capture One; Camera Raw; Lightroom.
Running time: 4h or 8h.