Understanding Raw Files

We always shoot images of your location in high quality Digital Raw Format.

The digital raw file is similar to a film negative. It requires post-processing work to look presentable.

To process your assignments we use the current version of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Color correction, brightness, contrast, saturation, cropping, straightening and sharpening is always applied where necessary.

We output a final version of the image in the file type best suited to your requirements.

The original raw files and their edited versions are retained in our archives for future reference/use. We keep an onsite/offsite backup system going, so no file ever gets lost.

avery dennison raw

Avery Dennison Raw

avery dennison retouched

Avery Dennison Retouched

woodlawn cemetery raw

Raw: Woodlawn Cemetery

woodlawn cemetery

Ortho-rectified: Woodlawn Cemetery

Digital Retouching

Before and After

In Southern CA we have to deal with hazy or smoggy skies a lot. Such visibility issues require expert image processing in Adobe Photoshop.

We will manipulate your chosen images to make the horizons look their best, and correct any other inherent issues.

Raw: Glendon and Wilshire

Retouched: Glendon and Wilshire

Digital Imaging

Before and After

Images will occasionally require extremely complex compositing. In such cases we follow your suggestions; we advise and send sample jpgs for your approval.

Raw: Drill Rig

Retouched: Drill Rig

Text Overlay

Realtors Require Boundaries

We can add property outlines, street names and titles to your aerials, so that you can perform visually guided presentations.  We provide you with the appropriate files for digital projections, prints for portfolios or display boards.

Marina Del Rey

Main and Jamboree

Mid City

Variel and Oxnard

Output Options

Even more to Meet the Eye

Our big collage prints are very popular. We design them or follow your instructions, have prints mounted on boards or have them matted and framed.

Smart Corner

Box City

Paradise Pier

Fullerton Residence