With your 5D3 raw files, what's your lightroom develop workflow?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Jim Cassatt Veteran Member • Posts: 4,856
Re: With your 5D3 raw files, what's your lightroom develop workflow?

Depends on what I a shooting.  These days I use my 5DMKIII mainly for portraits.  So I start at the top, adjusting exposure and wb plus contrast if necessary.  Sometimes I have to play with the shadows and highlightshighlights.  I generally don't sharpen portraits.  If I also want to do B&W, I will make a duplicate copy.  For any extensive retouching, I move to Photoshop.  Any final cropping or printing is done in LR.

For landscapes or cityscapes, I have been using my Fuji X-E2.  There I start at the bottom after first doing a global adjustment of the wb.  I love the Velvia setting.  It really pops the colors.  I then level and adjust the verticals.  Then I adjust the sharpening.  Moving up, I use selective color luminence and saturation, especially for the skies.  Moving further up, I adjust the exposure and contrast as needed and finish off bt playing with the clarity and vibrancy.

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