I am often asked how I go about editing my photography and I have never really given much information about it except that I use Photoshop.
The first screen shot above shows you the settings I apply after I have loaded an image up into Photoshop’s RAW editor. Once I have the photos loaded, I’ll “select all” and apply the preset (see the second image). When that is done, I will then go through each picture individually and do a little tweaking; most often Exposure, Blacks, and Shadows. That said, I never move away from 86 Contrast or 100 clarity. Those two settings, for me, are unchanging. If an image i’ve taken does not look good at 86 Contrast and 100 Clarity, I don’t care how good the image is, I will delete it. In my view, my settings matter more than the image itself. That may sound weird to some of you, but that’s the way I feel about it.
Anyway, if you use photoshop, and you want to give these settings a try, download the xmp file here.