« on: May 17, 2012, 09:31:48 AM »
However, that means that you guys are constantly interpreting/guessing what could be the picture with the right saturation/levels right?
When I have a conversation with another photographer I ask about their workflow and I have found that everyone does what works best for them. When doing an initial review after a shoot, I ONLY focus on the image's composition and the subject and not the lighting / color. I have spent enough time playing around with RAW images that I know it's possible to create nearly any look... from natural as the scene appeared to lots of color contrast for impact...anything is possible. The one key factor in achieving that is making sure the RAW image isn't over or underexposed...which I do while shooting by using the Neutral picture style and RGB histograms to check that there are no clipped shadows or highlights.
If you prefer to review the images with one of Canon's picture styles you can use Digital Photo Pro to batch convert to JPEG while applying any picture style you want (even if you shot them with the Neutral setting). Alternatively, if you want to stick with Aperture for the whole process, import your RAW files, apply some contrast/saturation to one image and then use lift/stamp adjustments to batch apply it to all the others. Then you can export JPEGs for your iPad. Either way it involves an extra step but not as much time as you might think.
Most importantly... play around.. figure out what works best for you.