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Old 05-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #411
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Do you mind sharing some of your post processing? That's where I fail at taking pictures and turning them to photos most of the time.
Sure, I'll post my settings in a few. I'm pretty shot after this weekend, if I don't have it by tomorrow do me a favor and bump this to remind me. Lol!
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:24 PM   #412
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I use Apple Aperture and tweak with Adobe Photoshop
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:53 PM   #413
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Here's how I do things, opinions vary and all, plus it's a matter of taste. You like what you like and don't let me or anyone else tell you different.

I shoot large RAW, full manual controls. I used to use auto white balance, but have since gone manual there also. I use live view, then adjust the WB while looking at live view adjusting it until it matches what I see. It's worked amazingly well.

I shoot 1/3-2/3 stop over exposed, it's what my camera seems to like and you're better off darkening than brightening, when you brighten you also brighten grain and noise.

I catalog and edit in Lightroom and use PSCC for complicated edits. The photos you saw are slightly cropped and largely unedited save for my basic preset that does a good job mimicing JPG from the camera.

I like realistic to the eye with rich deep colors. When I import the photos I push go and walk away. At events I come home with hundreds to thousands of photos, 1811 this weekend at the races and I culled hundreds in camera. Get this, among pros I'm way behind the curve. Most guys come out with roughly 1500 photos an hour. A pro football game, I'll being 1200-1500, they bring 4000. I worked a motorcycle track day, I took 900 or so, another guy there got 6000. Am I efficient, or missing shots. Jury's out.

I have a preset that works well overall and for my camera especially.

WB as shot.
Exposure as shot.
Contrast +11
Highlights -15
Shadows +16
Whites +37
Blacks -29
Clarity +11
Vibrance +45
Saturation -5
Sharpening 51
Radius 2.8
Detail 89
Masking 0
Luminance noise reduction 21
Detail 50
Smoothness 50
Profile corrections and remove chromatic aberration checked.

As I said, I hit go on the import and walk away. Then once done I apply that preset, select all, sync all settings. That applies that setting across the board.

I go through them all rating the bad ones. Focus, composition, etc. Once I sift through them all I'll sort by rated and delete the group of bad ones.

Then I look at the thumbnails, if dark I'll fix the first one then apply those settings to all that look a little dark. That's batch processing, I adjust 20 photos at a shot sometimes.

That said I can go through 1800 photos in about four hours. All in the name of speed!

You need to tweak those settings to fit your camera, screen and all. Your camera might not like sharpening so you set it to zero for example.

But it's a great starting place and has served me well.

Sorry this got so long!
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:06 AM   #414
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Thanks SKnight! I have been afraid of shooting RAW simply because of the extra processing time. I feel like I also need to invest in Lightroom.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #415
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Thanks SKnight! I have been afraid of shooting RAW simply because of the extra processing time. I feel like I also need to invest in Lightroom.
RAW gives you flexibility that a JPEG never could. High ISO pix really benefit from the processing of the RAW file.

If you have a Canon camera, use the DPP program that came with your camera. You'll get an idea of what is possible.

Also, Adobe has a good raw converter that's a free plug in for Elements or CS.

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RAW gives you flexibility that a JPEG never could. High ISO pix really benefit from the processing of the RAW file.

If you have a Canon camera, use the DPP program that came with your camera. You'll get an idea of what is possible.

Also, Adobe has a good raw converter that's a free plug in for Elements or CS.
I have a Nikon D7000, but should be able to find something for RAW.
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I thought Nikon had a converter as well. What editor(s) do you use? There used to be some good free ones out there but none did a batch. I usually need to process 300-800 pix per sporting event.

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I thought Nikon had a converter as well. What editor(s) do you use? There used to be some good free ones out there but none did a batch. I usually need to process 300-800 pix per sporting event.
Not much of anything, honestly. I really don't do a whole lot with photos once I've pulled them off of the camera other than categorize them for later retrieval. (Primarily due to intimidation with this whole process and never liking the over-processed look I achieve .)
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I have a Nikon D7000, but should be able to find something for RAW.
You should have a RAW converter on your D7000 CD or get it fromthe Nikon site. LOVE my D7000 BTW

Do invest in Lightroom (if you are on a Mac consider Aperture, but Lightroom is cross-platform).

Like SKnight, after a shoot, I plug my SD Caard into the slot on my Macbook Pro, that auto launches Aperture, I pick a folder, name the files, and walk away

Like RPAspey said, you should always shoot RAW. Some of the Medieval recreation events I shoot are torchlight or worse available light and being able to work with a RAW file has saved many a shot!
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Does Lightroom have a similar layout & functionality of ACR/CS5? I'm particularly interested in selecting multiple RAW files to apply similar adjustments simultaneously. And in a logical, expeditious manner. Canon's DPP does multiple files, but it's awkward and a bit annoying, so I stick with ACR/CS5.

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