How to get accurate colours in Lightroom when importing RAW files from a Nikon D810

Have you ever noticed that when you import RAW files into Lightroom that they look a bit washed out in comparison to how they looked on your preview screen on the back of your Nikon D810?

Annoying isn’t it?

In a nutshell…

When shooting in RAW format, most camera settings like White Balance, Sharpness, Saturation, Lens Corrections and Color Profiles are irrelevant. Unless you use Nikon-provided software like Capture NX or View NX, all of those custom settings are mostly discarded by third party applications such as Lightroom and Photoshop.

Nasim Mansurov of has written a great article that goes into this in great detail and explains what you can do to fix it and here it is…

How to Get Accurate Nikon Colors in Lightroom

China – Trying to keep on top of things

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It’s important to try and keep on top of your editing and organisation of your images.

Wherever I am in the world this is a nightly occurrence, sitting on the bed going through the photo’s i’ve taken that day.

I use Lightroom 6 nowadays to do light editing and image management.

I seem to have a rather large head of hair in this photo. Yes I am obsessed with my hair follicles.

Here’s a screen shot of some of the photographs I took while I was in China:

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Click here to view / buy photographs and order prints from this trip.