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Picture Style for 5d Mark II

 
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Jan 25, 2009 13:39 |  #1

Newbie here. What Picture Style do you normally use? Do you customize Picture Style for :

1. Portrait
2. Group pictures
3. Night shots (with or without flash)
4. Landcape
5. Others

Do you use a different Picture Style when using RAW and JPEG?

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Jan 25, 2009 15:01 |  #2

90% of the time I shoot RAW on Av. I am sure the other styles would work fine when used correctly. Good Luck


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Jan 25, 2009 16:06 |  #3

It will be pointed out that Picture Styles are really only relevant if you are a JPG shooter. For RAW shooters, Picture Styles are largely ignored. I say largely, because your camera still uses them when it creates the JPG preview image.

I shoot raw, and thus use the Neutral picture style so that the JPG preview will be as close to the raw file as possible.


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Jan 25, 2009 19:08 |  #4

Thank you Galen, David for your replies

So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?




  
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Jan 25, 2009 19:15 |  #5

tmbb wrote in post #7186158 (external link)
Thank you Galen, David for your replies

So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?

start using raw man, youll get there in the end and its worth every penny. even so I think you can add the picture style in DPP later (same result as jpeg in camera) so even if you dont want to do a lot of it, just do it when you export the image.


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Jan 25, 2009 19:16 |  #6

I almost never post to insult anyone but a 5DMkII shooting JPG.... tsk...tsk...


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Jan 25, 2009 19:16 |  #7

You can always apply the picture styles in DPP or create your own and save them with the Picture Style Editor that came with the camera software.


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Jan 25, 2009 19:51 |  #8

tmbb wrote in post #7186158 (external link)
So if you shoot only JPEG (like I do for lack of processing skills), would you recommend I use a customized Picture Style?

Yes. Play with the adjustments and see what works for you. I shoot ALL my cameras both RAW and JPEG and I make sure I know what works best on ALL my cameras for the best picture quality in that particular mode. There are a lot of RAW purists out there that will slam you for shooting JPEG.

Shoot what works for you, but I highly urge you to learn ALL aspects of your camera. You'll be amazed what you can do with both RAW and JPEG files.

Once you learn post-processing, it's almost as fun as pushing the shutter button. As a sidenote: I process ALL my JPEGS files as well as RAW photos. ;)

Have fun experimenting!


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Jan 25, 2009 20:01 |  #9

I do not own a 5DmkII, but my 40D also has Picture style. I shoot only RAW, but I also have a custom PictStyle loaded. Since my work flow is not heavy, I'll open up the image in DPP and take a looksy at what the different Picture Styles will alter my picture. If I like the results I'll either convert and save in DPP or I'll attempt to duplicate it in Photoshop.

Just my .02 cents.

Good luck and enjoy the edits.

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