Alright so I shot in RAW for the very first time, now what?

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  1. Tomasko

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    I think you already answered your own question...




     
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    How is that helpful? Can you offer anything that will help the OP?
     
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    @Designer , sadly (or fortunately?) I can't learn these things in his stead. It's like going to some woodworking forum and saying "hey, I just bought the gear but I have no idea what to do with it". Duh! Open google, pick ANY raw editor and start learning how to do whatever he wants to do. I don't know what he's trying to achieve with his photos, his level of experience with computers etc., only he can decide what he needs to learn next, how to process his images... Also everyone learns the best a bit differently. Someone prefers written articles, someone learns from youtube videos and some can learn only when guided by another person directly.

    The point is, he asked what to do next while saying "I don't know how to process it". The obvious answer is already in the question.
     
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    His earlier threads have asked essentially the same thing, only now he has the Raw files, and needs help in understanding what to do next.
     
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    To answer the OP would require writing a couple of books.
    Fortunately, someone has done that:
    The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop (2nd Edition)
    Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom (2nd Edition)

    If the OP is also interested in having prints made of his images;
    The Digital Print: Preparing Images in Lightroom and Photoshop for Printing

    Hopefully the OP is also aware of ETTR - Expose To The Right.
    https://luminous-landscape.com/expose-right/
    ETTR
    Exposing to the Right
     
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