Photography Tutorial: Repairing Highlights and Shadows of RAW Photos in Aperture 3.0

| October 10, 2010

I have wanted to produce some tutorials for a while and I finally had some time today to work with the software to make it happen. This is really a test tutorial that I put together today try out the software. The video introduces a simple concept to photographers who would like to begin expanding their skill set in digital photo editing. In the video, I use Apple Aperture 3.0 and a RAW image to show a simple edit to repair the shadow and highlight areas of an image. Even though this is still a little rough, I thought I would put it out there to see what you think. There are a few too many “Uhhhs” in there (defined as powerless talk in academic circles) for my liking. Any and all feedback is appreciated as I work to hone the content and presentation style. Bon Appétit!


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  1. nancy says:

    A timely post for me. I have a mac and have been using iphoto. Just read about apature 3 and wondered if I needed to invest the 199.00 I have a small sony camera, do you think it would be wasted for this small camera?
    Thanks for the info.

  2. Lee says:

    Hi Nancy. Yes I think the investment in Aperture is worth it. It seems everyone upgrades their camera at some point and Aperture will grow nicely with you equipment capabilities. The editing features work nicely on jpeg images as well. Thanks for visiting ADNW!

  3. Here is SUCH a basic question, I am sure, that you will laugh. …what is RAW? I have a Kodak Easy Share Z712IS and it has settings A(use for aperture priority settings, and of course M (manual) (S) shutter priority settings and a few others. I can purchase Aperture – I think I have a basic photoshop now… but I think we purchased if years ago for the kids school projects. At the current time I don’t have a Mac (bought one for my son for school) but hope to have one soon. Anyway, I hear all this talk of RAW, and don’t know what it is. Now I pretty much shoot in “Smart Scene” or Automatic mode with my flash off. …pretty wimpy of me, I know. I enjoyed the tutorial and would love more!

  4. Lee says:

    Great question Margaret regarding RAW. I am hoping to cover that this weekend. Stay tuned! Thanks for the feedback on the tutorial and yes, there will be more coming.