Best Nikon D800/D600 picture settings to get great looking images with no fuss.

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Why would you apply the same settings to every photo you take???
In reply to Al Giordano, Jan 7, 2013

Al Giordano wrote:

Why would you apply the same in-camera settings to every photo you take without regard for the subject matter? Some shots don't deserve vivid colors. Whether your RAW or JPG, no difference.

The scene dictates the processing.

Al, you are right.

I personally do not like using VIVID. I find it too harsh for skin tones.  This is what I do, weddings and portraits.

I can always add some more saturation or contrast in post work.

I use lightroom which allows to do this easily.

But at a wedding with time constaints and brides crying and bridal party members getting lost and drunk and the DJ cutting me off,

I find that using a neutral setting gives me the starting point in lightroom to shap the images any way I want.  My final image is usually very close to how I shot it.

Hope this makes more sence.

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