The power of RAW

The power of RAW

Here is an unprocessed Raw Canon file that's at least 5 stops underexposed. 


Here is the same file, processed in Light Room 2. 


Yeah there's a lot of noise but look at the above frame. It's black. Yet amazingly there's enough information for the software to put together a halfway decent image. Frankly, I'm a little surprised. I understand very well how raw sensor data works but the technology still never ceases to amaze me. Raster video is great and has it's uses but I think the future of digital imaging is no doubt RAW.