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How do you pp your images? The reason that I ask is that they are always consistent, but on my monitor, your images often look a bit washed out...like the richness is gone.
I think you might be onto something, Jeff.
I don't know LR well enough to know how to mitigate this yet (ideally I'd like to optimize the exposure settings in-camera too), but I went through the set and checked out the histograms.
They're consistently empty on the far right end.
Here's an example...
See where I scribbled in the far right side of the histograms? I see the spike for the white walls, but then the curve drops off and I have a quarter-inch of wasted dynamic range that isn't being used. If I drag the curve to match the histogram, I get more punch on the high-end.
But how do I do this in-camera? If I bump up the exposure, I'd clip the whites at the top of the histogram spike.
When I set manual exposure in a gym, I typically just set SS and aperture where I want them, then increase ISO until I start getting over-exposure blinkies on the viewfinder LCD.
Does anyone have any best-practices on their basic LR PP steps? Especially for histograms and curves.
My rule of thumb is not to spend more than a minute on a picture. After I culled, I had 266 pictures from this game. Even at a minute per picture, that's 4 hours of PP in LR... import, sync AR, sharpening and NR. Then eyeball each picture to crop tighter and straighten horizons. Then export. I don't want to add a manual step to each picture, but if I could improve something in-camera or in the batch sync, I'd love to hear some tips.