Canada 2018

Joules

EOS 7D MK II
Jul 16, 2017
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Hamburg, Germany
The shots are really fantastic. I love the city and the cathedral look! I'm curious what kinds of edits you applied, if you would be ready share some of these.
 

larusejunior

EOS T7i
Dec 17, 2014
98
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larusejunior.smugmug.com
The shots are really fantastic. I love the city and the cathedral look! I'm curious what kinds of edits you applied, if you would be ready share some of these.
Hi,

Thanks for your comment

For these 2 kinds of photos, I usually do (keep in mind there is not steps order because this really depend on the photo) :

Lightroom

General correction :


Color profil : faithful or neutral according to the photo

Lens CA and distortion correction and recrop if necessary. For distortion correction i always start with automatic correction Auto or Full if i don’t like the result i use guided + manuel settings ajustement.

Temperature and tint ajustement if necessary

Contrast : Always start at 30

Exposition ajustement if necessary, I never exceed + 2

High light correction : I try to not exceed -75 and if necessary i use local brush correction

Shadow correction : I try to not exceed + 50 and if necessary i use local brush correction

White correction if necesseray

Black correction if necesseray

Sharpness :

Sharpness amount : I never exceed +80

Sharpness radius : always 0.8

Sharpness Detail : 50

Shaprness Masking : always 20 minimum and more depend on the photo

Noise reduction :

Luminance : always 20 minimum and more, it depend of ISO i used. For cathedral shot, i set 30 because i shot at 6400 ISO.

Detail/contrast/color/detail/smoothness : 50


Export to Nik collection Color Efex Pro 4

Glamour Glow
: Use it when i want add some mood

Glow : Really depend on the photo

Saturation : often 10

Glow warmth : Depends on the mood I want to give to the photo

Pro Contrast

Correct color cast : really depend on the photo

Correct contrast : never exceed 10

Dynamic contract : never exceed 30

Graduated neutral density

Uppper tonality : really depend on the photo

Lower tonality : really depend on the photo

Detail extractor

Detail extractor : 3

Contrast : 0

Saturation 0

Effect radius : low


Back in Lightroom

Add some contrast if necessary : often between 10 and 20

TSL luminance : really depend on the photo

TSL saturation : really depend on the photo


Export to Photoshop

In photoshop a use luminosity masks scripts

A script for precisely adjust color balance for low,mid,high luminance

A script for precisely adjust color vibrance for low,mid,high luminance

A script that add some subtle glow effect if necessary, i often set opacity at 80% max

A script for precisely adjust contrast for low,mid,high luminance

High-pass sharpen if necessary