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How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?

-2 or less
-1
0
+1
+2
+3
+4 (Ken's setting)
More than +4

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How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:24:02 AM »
Honestly, this is not intented to bash Ken's +4 setting, but looking again at his photos I am intrigued - maybe this really normal and people really need to add so much?
I use 0 or +1. Very rarely, if it's underexposed and hard pushing was neccessery, I have to give +2.
What settings do you use?
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How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:24:02 AM »

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 11:44:35 AM »
Saturation 0, vibrance never above 10

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 11:54:27 AM »
Saturation 0, vibrance never above 10

I think he's talking about in-camera settings.

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 11:59:22 AM »
In camera I shoot at 0.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 12:01:35 PM »
I assume we shoot raw and set saturation in conversion in dpp or lightroom or we shoot jpg and this would be in camera setting.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 12:04:43 PM »
Even in-camera saturation 0, I prefer neutral or faithful settings.

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 12:10:01 PM »
In cam, 0, in PP depends on what it's a picture of. I usually add a little. I love the look of kodachrome and velvia.

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 12:10:01 PM »

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:12:12 PM »
In camera I leave it alone. But if you shoot in RAW it doesn't matter does it?

Only in the rarest of occasions to I even touch the Saturation levels in LR. I might mess with vibrance a tiny bit, but hardly ever do I mess with Sat.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 12:16:54 PM »
In camera I leave it alone. But if you shoot in RAW it doesn't matter does it?

Only in the rarest of occasions to I even touch the Saturation levels in LR. I might mess with vibrance a tiny bit, but hardly ever do I mess with Sat.

Exactly, so this is why those poll entries made little sense to me.

For landscapes I might add some saturation in LR. Let's say up to +10. Generally speaking though I prefer to work with the saturation sliders of individual colors or use the brush to select specific areas.

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 12:20:48 PM »
In camera I leave it alone. But if you shoot in RAW it doesn't matter does it?

Only in the rarest of occasions to I even touch the Saturation levels in LR. I might mess with vibrance a tiny bit, but hardly ever do I mess with Sat.

Exactly, so this is why those poll entries made little sense to me.

For landscapes I might add some saturation in LR. Let's say up to +10. Generally speaking though I prefer to work with the saturation sliders of individual colors or use the brush to select specific areas.

+1 all the way.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 12:29:37 PM »
I also don't use jpeg file output nowadays.  Just wonder what kind situation you still need to output jpeg files from your camera?
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 12:42:56 PM »
I also don't use jpeg file output nowadays.  Just wonder what kind situation you still need to output jpeg files from your camera?

I don't use jpgs direct from the camera, but wedding or sport shooters sometimes do.
I Know that it depends on the situation but as Ken usually adds 4, then Maybe you also have some preferences.

What is misleading here is that in DPP you have same number values in slides as in a camera and some people (like usually me) use DPP instead of Lightroom but I meant in postprocessing of course or jpg in camera.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 12:46:31 PM »
As others, I shoot RAW, and add anywhere from none to +10 or so in ACR afterwards depending on how dull the image is.
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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 01:23:58 PM »
For landscapes I might add some saturation in LR. Let's say up to +10. Generally speaking though I prefer to work with the saturation sliders of individual colors or use the brush to select specific areas.
Yep, and even then its rarely over +10 or +15. Sometimes I will get a very specific color I want to highlight and I'll go more.

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »
This is a silly poll because it depends.

On high ISO indoor shots I usually bring it down, because everything looks yellow, even with WB balance adjustment.

For gritty looking street shots I usually bring it down.

For landscapes I either only bring up vibrancy or some saturation.

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Re: How much saturation do you usually add/remove in your photos?
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 01:51:51 PM »