AlanU wrote in post #18438077
I'm curious if he uses B/W straight out of camera. Everyone has a certain style and I see a lot of crushed gritty blacks and very dark dramatic non filled shadows. I find some images to be very "heavy" looking as the emotion portrays happiness and light laughter. Some images would probably have matched better in colour vs predominately heavy crushed BW photos. .
He shoots according to his clients wishes, if they only want black and white or if they want colour. Jpegs are in Classic Chrome and B&W's are in Acros+R, to convert colour to B&W he does that in Lr by pressing the V key and adding a little tone to the shadows, I think the slider setting is 33 for the colour and ~5 for the amount. If I'm remembering that right.
On another note, you can use the HSL settings in lightroom to correct the colour balance of a jpeg image although easier to adjust the white balance with a raw file, it's not that hard to fix the colour of any image, as long as there is colour in there. Even if there is not the right colour you can always re-tone it in Ps.
Fuji do really well with their jpegs SOOC, especially if you set the camera up to give you the look you like before you shoot. Raw files give you more flexibility as there is more detail retained, the jpegs remove any detail that is not needed in the image. Be brave and shoot jpeg only for a shoot - You'll have to slow down a little and think. A little like shooting with film, you have to choose your stock before you go or, like I use to do, bring more than one loaded camera/back with you. One for colour and the other for B&W although really you could just shoot in colour can convert to B&W afterwards in batch.
I typically deliver both to my clients these days so they have a choice of colour and B&W. I shoot in colour and use Silver Efex Pro2 with a custom Acros setting to batch my images into B&W. They then get JPEGminified and up to the online gallery. If I shoot in JPEG I can get this done in a few hours. Great for proofs from an event.
If I'm shooting things like Architecture, like I'm doing this week, It'll be all raw as I know I be spending time in processing, but only for controlling the highlights and shadows and colour, once that is done it into JPEG and then to Photoshop of editing.
For Day to Day I like the Fuji JPEGs