DPP 3 is that it is compatible with images from any EOS digital camera. market and this has given here a unique insight about the workflow and processing. Welcome to the Digital Photo Professional video tutorial section! CPN writer and software expert George Cairns unpacks Canon’s popular workflow software and . Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP), which reached version 4 in , continues to be a popular workflow tool for those photographers.

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So, here it is. First of all, though, some background and disclaimers:. I am a wedding photographer in the UK. A typical wedding if there is such a thing uses around 5 to 6GB of Compact Flash.

Digital Workflow – Using Canon Digital Photo Professional

This article is about my workflow. It works for me; it may or may worktlow work for you. If, after reading this article, you feel you want to go out and shoot RAW, great. This means that there can be a greater tonal range in the resulting image. In terms of nailing the exposure, digital cameras have a similar exposure latitude as slide film. That is, you have to get it bang on to get the most out of it. Workfolw film has a greater latitude, which dp that any minor mistakes in the exposure can be corrected during the printing stage.


When we come back to digital shooting, that just means that with RAW you can recover from any minor mistakes you make. When I first got into photography I took an awesome landscape. The sun was setting, I had some lovely warm-up filters on the front of the lens.

Everything was Just Right. The resulting image, as fantastic as it was, was a JPEG. In the interests of balance, there are a few good reasons to shoot JPEG instead. The biggest one for me is brought up by sports photographers who have to shoot many frames very quickly. Obviously, the first thing we need to do is get the photos off the card. For this I use a dedicated card reader, rather than having to plug my camera into my computer and sit there draining camera batteries.

Each wedding has its own folder in my Photos directory. Inside there are usually wlrkflow more sub-directories: The first copy goes in my storage case. What can I say? It ensures as best as we can that we can always revert to the original shots taken on the day if we need to.

Right, got those backups sorted? Anyway, back to it. We need to remove the crap from the good stuff. This way you can plough through the shots fairly quickly and opt to delete all those which scored less than a certain value.


Digital Workflow – Using Canon Digital Photo Professional

I do any colour correction that might be needed, along with some exposure tweaking. I also do my cropping at this stage. Everything from here on in is plain sailing…. If there are any shots which need to be worked on in Photoshop, this is when it happens. In that case I just skip straight to the next step, which is Noise Ninja. This little beauty is a noise reduction package.

I set it to batch process the images, profiling each one as it goes. The rest of them can be recreated by simply re-exporting the shots from Lightroom again.

Just drop your RAW file into Lightroom, export it straight away and there you have it: A key thing to remember here, I guess, is that taking a photo is just the start of photography really. Before digital came along a lot of time was spent in the dark room making test prints, playing with chemicals, tweaking temperatures, cropping and so on.

All we have now is the same process but in an office. If you enjoyed this post Digg it here.