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    Two approaches to Processing A7RII images in Lightroom

    HERE is a blog post I did over the weekend describing two approaches for processing A7RII and other A7 images in Lightroom.

    The difference is the tone curve applied to a camera profile created in Adobe Profile Editor and used when importing the images into Lightroom. The linear curve is a flatter, darker starting point. The base curve is brighter and more contrasty.

    Will be interesting to read comments.

    Here are the two final images from each workflow;

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    Re: Two approaches to Processing A7RII images in Lightroom

    Quote Originally Posted by dmward View Post

    Will be interesting to read comments.
    take it further

    DCamProf
    http://www.ludd.ltu.se/~torger/photography/camera-profiling.html


    http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/...topic=100015.0

    A7RII + FE55/1.8

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    Re: Two approaches to Processing A7RII images in Lightroom

    I've tried various tone curves for profiling, but since I started using Xrite's Color Checker Passport for profiling that's what I use. There is a different profile for every camera.

    One of the first things I do with any new camera is establish the profile. My first two steps in LR are lens corrections and adding the profile via Camera Calibration.

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    Re: Two approaches to Processing A7RII images in Lightroom

    The original picture with the original curve looks better to me than any other. The water and sand looks natural.
    On a "outdoor" picture we often work seperate on different parts (sky <-> stones <-> water/sand). If you prefer to start with a different curve, it's up to you, but it does not replace the workflow.

    I like a "natural" curve as starting point, because it is a good reference. Your linear curve could be usefull to have a nice reference for the sky. Actually, I'm working on some holiday pictures and I think, I will try your idea out for the skies.

    Thanks for your post, it gives another view on the process.

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