I just returned from a trip to Mexico and I’ve been going through my pictures. I’m writing this post because I wanted to visually show how powerful shooting in RAW and using software like Lightroom can be to enhance your photos.
Here is the original (cropped).
Here is the edited photo after using Lightroom.
The reason this works is because RAW captures a lot more information than a JPEG. The software enables you a much greater freedom during editing to bring out the colors and enhance the shadows and highlights.
Total edit time about 5 minutes.