Release the Raw

Many photographers in the twitter music community began releasing some raw images for fellow music photographers to edit via twitter. Adam Elmakias was the first person I noticed doing this, and I soon discovered others doing the same to past the time during the nationwide stay at home order. Most of the images he released were his own but he also expanded to incorporated other big music photographers as well in a weekly series titled "Release the Raw." I took this opportunity to flex a creative muscle and test some personal Lightroom presets I made on these images, coupled with some free hand editing to bring them to life. Most of these images are of music artists and bands I haven't had the opportunity to shoot myself so this also gave me the opportunity to get to close to them in a sense.

Want to see my takes on the raw images? Here are a few before and afters with credit given to the original photographers.




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