The Power of RAW and Tonal Control Approach

3 years 2 months ago - 3 years 2 months ago #712624 by Nikon Shooter
The whole day saw a shooting session in the morning for fourteen students
and, in the afternoon, a joint online post-processing with a total thirty-three.

The scope was to achieve a technically correct exposure so to open the file
later in a converter and use the tonal control approach's essential tools.

No added contrast, nor saturation, nor vibrance, nor sharpness, nor editing
were used… only the necessary tonal control tweaks.


Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 years 2 months ago #712667 by peterock33
That is pretty powerful alright.  I like your subject as well.


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3 years 2 months ago #712668 by Nikon Shooter

peterock33 wrote: That is pretty powerful alright.  I like your subject as well.


The many bad habits of shooters come from not thinking through
and / or swallowing up everything they see on the internet.

The play between shadows and light makes an interesting image
not just the plain documentation supported by a front light on the
subject. The STTR recommendation is turned into an absolute rule
and not considered as tool to use in given situation.

Many others bad habits in post production are hard to get rid of.
Like the systematic use of added contrast, saturation, vibrance, and
sharpening even before setting the DRL.

TY Peter! :P

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 years 2 months ago #712709 by db3348
G'day ,  NS.  Interesting comments .

Nikon Shooter wrote :   ... STTR recommendation is turned into an absolute rule
and not considered as tool ...

Oh  how true ,  and  not only the STTR rule,  numerous other "rules"-of-thumb are treated that way .  A worrying trend .  On a related note ,  I  encounter  so many  expecting  the histogram pattern / style  to be the same for every shot / subject / lighting scenario / exposure .

Nikon Shooter wrote :   ... setting the DRL

By DRL,  are you referring to dynamic range limits ?  Does your raw converter app  have a specific button, slider for that ?

cheers

db3348 


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3 years 2 months ago #712712 by Nikon Shooter

db3348 wrote: … are you referring to dynamic range limits ?  Does your raw converter app  have a specific button, slider for that ?


DRL = Dynamic Range Levels = black and white points setting based
on the specific histogram of any given file in PP.

Prior to SR, stay away from the walls. 

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