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I'm an advanced amateur when it comes to photography and post-processing and was looking for additional tutorials and resources to improve my craft. Specifically, I'm looking for any sites that have examples of professional photography with the original RAW file. The reason for this is that I want to try the post-processing myself and also to see the difference in the original vs the post-processed file (done by the professional).

Does anyone know of such sites? The other questions I've seen have answers pointing to sites that have RAW examples, but none that have good before & after shots with the source files.

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Relevant: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/25413/… –  Bart Arondson Apr 2 '13 at 23:02
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So, serious question: what do you think "professional" will be better at than an advanced amateur? Like, doing things with as little effort as possible in order to maximize money per job? –  mattdm Apr 3 '13 at 1:41
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i'm not looking to make money, only to better myself. i very often see amazing professional pictures and wonder how much of it was done with good post-production work, and how much is just their talent with the camera. –  Zman771 Apr 3 '13 at 2:03
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The other questions I've seen have answers pointing to sites that have RAW examples, but none that have good before & after shots with the source files. Did I miss something? –  Zman771 Apr 3 '13 at 16:03
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Any of the Scott Kelby books have step-by-step instructions and always include the original files so you can follow along. His "7 steps" book or the CSx photoshop and lightroom books all very good for starting out –  MikeW Apr 3 '13 at 17:21

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I don't know that there are many places where you can find what you are looking for. Every so often, BirdPhotographers.net has a thread where someone uploads a RAW file of a bird, and everyone can download it, apply their own edits, and have their version critiqued by the members. I am not sure if that is what you are looking for, or whether bird photography fits the kind of photography you are looking for...but it might be one of very few sources for exactly what you are looking for.

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