August 2023 Program Recording

The recording of the presentation from Rick Hulbert titled “From RAW to Polished…The Basics of Image Editing” given to the Focus Camera Club on August 9, 2023.

Program Description

While there are no universally accepted “rules” of photographic image editing, Photographer Rick Hulbert will convey his personal approach to editing, employing Adobe Lightroom Classic Software. After a brief introduction describing how and why the process of editing starts in your mind and in your camera, Rick will edit a handful of RAW data files, in real time, touching on Architecture, Landscape, and Wildlife along with scenes including people.

Rick’s presentation is designed to appeal to all photographers, regardless of their level of experience and expertise.

** Note that Rick is using the current Photoshop Beta (August 2023) for any Generative AI image enhancements. **

About Rick Hulbert
Rick’s photography is informed from his background as an international award winning Professional Architect and Urban Designer and Photography Educator. He is a “Life Member” of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, and a ‘Fellow” of The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

Rick Hulbert has been a teacher of photography at Simon Fraser University and Langara College in Vancouver, Canada, and in more normal times was leading multi-day photo workshops throughout Europe and North America.

Learn more about Rick and his work at


0:00 Intro and Club News, 7:47 RAW files are data, 13:00 Histograms and Dynamic Range, 16:36 Basic Image Editing – a landscape, 28:53 Editing an Architecture image, 38:58 Member image of a Marmot, 43:54 Break and Some questions, 48:31 Back to Editing – Camera Profiles, 1:00:30 Penguin image and PS Generative Fill, 1:03:16 People shot and LR Masking, 1:13:40 B&W and an Interesting Technique, 1:22:15 Q & A / Outro