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By Nick_w      
First of all, thank you for the votes, comments and awards on the last image.

Todays image, I'm looking for a bit of feedback. I'm currently encouraging my partner to enjoy photography. She has little interest in the processing side, so wants to be able to do it as simple as possible. She also wants a slightly less dramatic "style" than is my taste.

I'm trying to develop a number of Lightroom presets so she can process them as quickly as possible, so this is only Lightroom, including sharpening etc

I知 thinking of doing a short video on Lightroom processing using the presets I develop, would anyone be interested?

I will also put a version in yesterdays image, just so you can see the difference.

Tags: Lakes Buttermere Landscape and travel

Voters: rontear, PhilT2, Edcat55 and 44 more

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rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
21 Jul 2020 10:14AM
Suits the subject, my award.
21 Jul 2020 10:24AM
Beautiful, love that little splash of sunlight.
21 Jul 2020 1:01PM
Really like this but if it was mine I would lift the shadows a tad. If your partner doesn't want to do any processing how about using the preset on the camera for HDR. This would lift the shadows without any pp. Just a thought.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
21 Jul 2020 1:50PM
I don't know, of course, what camera your partner uses, Nick, but to cut out as much pp as possible, I would suggest a camera like the Fuji X-T3, or other models in the X range, which have built-in film simulations, which you see the results of in the EVF - (WYSIWYG) other camera brands with similar choices are available...
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
21 Jul 2020 2:10PM
Hi, Nick -

To answer the question you posed, I'd have a limited interest, in that I don't use Lightroom, because I really don't 'get' it... It seems that you can't just open a random file that hasn't been imported into the LR catalogue, which strikes me as terminally weird. So, quite literally, I can't begin to use it. But it would be really good to know a bit about it, and understand why so many people prefer it to Photoshop, Elements, Affinity and so on.

I'm also quite interested in how you can use presets to get things like Levels sorted without individual fine-tuning.

On the other hand, I don't have a desperate need to use presets, or LR, so I'm probably not your core audience...
Nick_w Plus
14 4.3k 99 England
21 Jul 2020 6:01PM
Thanks everyone for the comments. Its WIP for Lightroom, but think it will be the way to go, as in camera it won't get the best out of each image. I've got a few presets saved that seem to work over a range of images.
As for Camera, for now she's using my old D800, and she has an excellent eye too.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
21 Jul 2020 9:05PM

Quote:in camera it won't get the best out of each image.

And therein is the issue, especially shooting RAW. Neither will just relying on presets in LR though you can always tweak the results. It's the ability to fine tune everything to get things how you want them to look and be able to batch proces similar shots.

There are the Quick Develop tools available with Auto settings and single click adjustments so perhaps try those for a start. It'll do a good job and get you near in most cases.
I'm sure you know that, but others may benefit from reading it.

She can always join and upload to the Critique Gallery for advice.
21 Jul 2020 10:25PM
Beautiful capture..Lin
chase Plus
16 2.2k 579 England
22 Jul 2020 2:35PM
I don't do a lot of post processing in LR Nick, maybe create an action or two in Photoshop for her ?
The shadows just need a wee lift here methinks.
TornadoTys 6 208 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 8:14PM
Even though this is one of the most photographed trees in the world and I have seen a lot of different images. This one is a good example of one of them.
Great Image

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