Originally Posted by Rebeltilldeath3
fainer, I love the colors/contrast in literally every picture you post. How do you do it?
Originally Posted by outkast kid
From what I remember, he raises darks and lowers shadows. The color is partially from the fantastic-ness that is the Nikon D700's sensor, something Canon is behind on imho.
Sometimes it just depends on the photo (if you want to flare it changes what you do).
But in even light as I hardly ever shoot on the sun side unless the sun is pretty much half way down over the horizon. . .mostly shadow side or in shadows
Basically what I do is lift the shadows and blacks in LR. Then I bump the contrast (which brings back in definition). And depending on how the light falls sometimes in the first module for highlights/shadows I will tone down the highlights and whites. At that point it looks a little weird so in the curves module I'll up the highlights and put back in a tad of shadow for taste.
Then I warm up the highlight tones and cool down the shadows which adds a bit to the photo and I do that for taste.
And that's about it. However, I wasn't able to push the shadows or blacks like I do now when I had a Canon. It would introduce a weird line around the contrasty parts of the photo because of the lower DR.