Hello again! This week I thought it would be fun to let you into some of my editing techniques. Currently my post processing consists of RAW editing in Lightroom and then I bring it into CS5 for finishing touches. However today I’m going to talk a little about ACR. Lightroom and ACR are a like in many ways and one of those ways is the tone curve. I love the tone curve and it’s a huge part of my post processing and I could not say enough about it.
Please read: A few things I need to state before continuing onto the video. The first, I shoot in RAW. So my processing is what I do to RAW photos. JPEGs can be brought into ACR and Lightroom, however they will edit very different. If you would like to read more about this subject, I did a post about RAW vs JPEG, check it out if you are wondering the difference.
Second, ACR & Lightroom both have an Adobe preset that is default setting in their programs. I have that turned off. My blacks, brightness and contrast are all set to zero unlike the preset that has them at 5, 25 & 50. Just for the exact reason I shoot in manual, I don’t want any of my equipment doing the work for me, I like to have the control. Below is the before and after photo of my RAW edit and then the video. Please let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy help.