Now that the K3 has been returned.. back to work with the K5 IIs

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jim Radcliffe
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efalconi wrote:

Hi Jim,

I'm a fan and I'm also eagerly awaiting your book and I hope in the meantime, you can share

some of your post processing techniques with us :-).


Edwin, I really stick to basics when it comes to post-work. I import everything into Lightroom and use the adjustment brushes to dodge and burn. I also adjust temperature and saturation selectively, depending on the subject and the lighting.

I then usually export to Photoshop CS6 for finishing touches...

Noise reduction is usually via Topaz.

For sharpening I create a high-pass adjustment layer and then adjust opacity of that layer to suit my eye. Sometimes totally erasing some sections of the layer that do not require sharpening.

I save the full size layered image and then resize for whatever purpose I desire.

It's all really basic stuff. No magic or Photoshop actions are used.. just do it by hand to bring out the best of the photo.

I am still looking for the best noise reduction plugin as a lot of my night work is shot at ISO 800 to 3200 on occasion. I try not to ever go above ISO 1600 and get the best exposure possible in the camera.

PS: After years of not using Lightroom I have found that the very latest version is working for me and it is always my first step in post work now.

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