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p.1 #1 · How I simplified my post processing


My technique was quite tedious. After loading to Lightroom4 I would do white balance, zero out the sharpening and noise reduction sliders. Sometimes I crop here and then transfer to PS6. A duplicate layer is made, curves used to make sure white and black points are set, add Chads cool/hot action, do noise reduction either selectively on the background or globally and then reduce within a mask, then sharpen and possibly do focal sharpening if necessary. There may also be some cloning and spot removal that takes place then I save at highest resolution as jpg.. Normally this takes a few minutes per image but I am finding this is just too much work. So, I with some good fortune that has come my way totally revamped the process.
There are a number of variations on the theme and i am sure you can find one what works best. This is my new workflow:
First I hijack my wife's Dropbox folder, place 40-100gb of RAW images in Dropbox, next send to Conrad Tan, then have a glass of Cabernet or a beer, watch hockey or reruns of "Caught in the Act" 😉.. I.catch up on lost sleep 😴😴😴😴and just like the old days when you couldn't wait to get those Kodak slide boxes wait anxiously by the computer for them magically to appear. And my thanks to tha Great Grey Owl for making this all possible.
Speedy recovery CT 😷but not until my 3TB hard drive has been fully processed😄
Eric
Oh just 1 photo to legitimize the post.







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Jan 31, 2013 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #2 · How I simplified my post processing


Good one Eric...
Hmmm that perch looks awfully familiar...

Phoo



Jan 31, 2013 at 05:34 AM
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p.1 #3 · How I simplified my post processing


Hahaha!!!!!!! Send me all your RAW files Yes that's a familiar perch Woohoo!!!!


Jan 31, 2013 at 05:39 AM
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Jan 31, 2013 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #5 · How I simplified my post processing


Aha!



Jan 31, 2013 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #6 · How I simplified my post processing


nice job on the WTK Eric .. it's a decent perch also


Jan 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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p.1 #7 · How I simplified my post processing


Eric

I don't use Lightroom - - I found it dark and dreary.... I use NX2 as it's for Nikon RAW files simply the best - - then I do a few things in CS3

Then I'm done

Great capture

Lil



Jan 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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p.1 #8 · How I simplified my post processing


I like your new work flow Eric ~ Ron


Jan 31, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · How I simplified my post processing


Excellent work Conrad...er...Eric. A very nice image, and an efficient processing strategy strategy. The only flaw in the overall plan is that you don't cheer for the Oilers.


Jan 31, 2013 at 01:07 PM
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p.1 #10 · How I simplified my post processing


I just used your new work flow yesterday, turn around time was very fast, Thanks CT.

Randy



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p.1 #11 · How I simplified my post processing


KCollett wrote:
Excellent work Conrad...er...Eric. A very nice image, and an efficient processing strategy strategy. The only flaw in the overall plan is that you don't cheer for the Oilers.

But I did cheer for Messier, McTavish, Anderson, Gretzky and multiple other former Oilers (Glen Sather (also x Ranger player and not just Oilers coach/GM not so much )...I loved the Oilers way back when....one of the great teams that was truly a dynasty...it would have continued if not for Pocklington.
ps..the WTK is my own tedious workflow
Eric



Jan 31, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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p.1 #12 · How I simplified my post processing


Beautiful Eric !

Birdie



Jan 31, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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p.1 #13 · How I simplified my post processing


I could speed up your workflow into just a few clicks but .... never mind that would be too easy Heck send me the RAW from this shot

I love the light and the bg Eric, all kidding aside, I like it!

Tim



Jan 31, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #14 · How I simplified my post processing


Seeing stuff like this on the FM forums is what keeps me coming back, even if I am quite a lurker. Props to this community and to Conrad for the great, helpful attitudes! Now if only there was something we could do to speed up CT's health recovery workflow!


Jan 31, 2013 at 03:22 PM
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p.1 #15 · How I simplified my post processing


Good one Eric!
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Jan 31, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #16 · How I simplified my post processing


Conrad Tan wrote:
Hahaha!!!!!!! Send me all your RAW files Yes that's a familiar perch Woohoo!!!!


Yes that perch does look familiar, but when I was there, I was only able to catch the wind....

-Quang



Jan 31, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #17 · How I simplified my post processing


I never thought of beer and hockey as a workflow but now I see how it could just work. (Go Canucks!)

Super shot Eric.

Get well soon Conrad.

Rob



Jan 31, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #18 · How I simplified my post processing


I've been doing that for years Eric, where have you been
David



Jan 31, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #19 · How I simplified my post processing


So by the time you have a few beers or enjoy some Cab, when your files come back they look good no matter what
So who do we blame for this one?

Karl



Jan 31, 2013 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #20 · How I simplified my post processing


Well, I did send Conrad a RAW file and got it fully processed back before I could grab a beer.
Great image, Eric.
Chris



Jan 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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