I am currently undertaking several projects. One of which is to clean off my hard drives of images that belong in the trash, and let me tell you, there are many. The other, building a professional portfolio. I have quite an extensive collection of images which I have taken over the years. Some are just taking up space on my hard drives, and others I actually love.
Since my knowledge of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop have grown over the years, I am finding it invaluable to be able to go back to some of my favorites, hit the ol “reset” button in Lightroom, which reverts my RAW files back to their original state. I can then apply my updated techniques to these images and come up with something that is worthy of being in my portfolio. Now, had I shot all these images in JPEG format, this would not be possible.
Among other reasons, shooting in RAW has enabled me to greatly enhance and expand my existing body of work.