#1, adjust color temperature if necessary. #2, adjust exposure if necessary, #3, adjust contrast if necessary.
First thing when shooting a photo...well, I'm not sure I understand the question...do you mean the first thing you do before shooting a photo? Take the lens cap off. LOL
Kidding...well to prepare for taking the photo, I decide what the most important thing is technically....my shutter speed or my aperture and I fix exposure to favor the thing I most want to accomplish. For me 90% of the time I find the aperture to be the most important number as it sets up my artistic vision. Then I put the shutterspeed at the dead slowest that I know will work and adjust the ISO to make those two numbers work.
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These may just be things that I struggle with... but here goes anyway...
when I shoot a photo..after settings have been checked
I check for straight horizon lines if needed
check for limb chops
and then check for expression on subjects face
then push half way for focus then take the pic
whoops that was four
*I crop asthetically if needed leaving plenty of room for different sized prints
*Then I run an action I made that has a little sharpening, a little curves layer for contrast and brightness, and lens correction to darken corners
*then I save as a different file name and Im done until I make them into proofs for the web
2: enhance eyes and smooth skin if necessary
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For taking a picture, I 1) assess the lighting, 2) decide on my settings, and 3) compose. Hard to do when you want a cute pic of a toddler though
Then for editing (in PSP) after uploading, I usually 1) crop if the composition isn't quite right, 2) adjust color if needed, 3) adjust brightness/contrast. It all depends on how the orig turned out in the first place.
Last edited by Amy_&_Eva; 01-28-2010 at 03:46 PM.
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1. Adjust wb/temp in ACR, if needed.
2. Adjust exposure in ACR, if needed.
3. Adjust brightness in ACR, if needed.
*I never touch contrast in ACR, I open in PS and use a levels layer to add contrast.
1. Meter and adjust ap, ss, or ISO.