Post Processing...

Started Oct 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
teseg Senior Member • Posts: 2,208
Re: Post Processing...

quezra wrote:

I have nothing against PP, though I generally don't have the time to do it.  I'd much rather spend the extra time taking more photos.  So I shoot in JPEG...

Agreed.  JPEG is ideal if you don't want to post process.  I think that is it's purpose.  If you desire "picture perfect" results with JPEG you have to put in the effort on the front end... adjusting WB. ISO, Exposure, Composition etc... and then no need to worry about PP.

I like RAW and PP because I am not an expert and am not disciplined enough to walk through 5 or 6 steps needed in advance of every shooting setting every time (but am always trying to improve on that).  This is where PP helps me adjust for my poor performance on the front end.

Because I too would like to reduce PP time, I really try to pay attention to what adjustments I make all the time (would be a nice tracking feature within PP software, because I don't think it exists).  Early on in my young photo hobby I found myself doing significant cropping which told me a) I was not focused enough on composition and b) I generally was too far from my subjects,  This was an obvious correction my PP efforts have taught me.  Now I've been better acquainting myself with ISO as I have been observing what situations are causing me to de-noise my shots, etc..

Rather than using PP as a necessary evil, I'm trying to use it to improve my front end work, which ultimately should reduce PP time.

 teseg's gear list:teseg's gear list
Sony RX1 Sony RX10 III
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow