Well its been awhile since Ive posted! Schools been a bit rough these days, but I've still snapped some photos. Actually I was going to search the forums for these answers, but I'd forgotten my password and once the site gave it up it told me I should post something... so I'll ask rather than sit in the bleachers.
So here's the deal. I use lightroom and use my own import preset on most of my photos. It boosts saturation, vibrance, blacks, and clarity. Then I go in and adjust fill light, exposure, and whatnot. Then I batch edit the jpegs (after they've been exported) in CS4 and give them a contrast action. Now I reeally like how adding contrast to a scene makes landscapes, architecture 'pop'. But what do you do when you photograph people? I really like taking photos of people in interesting backgrounds. So lately I've been masking out people's faces before I run the photos through my lineup. This seems to keep faces soft without the added contrast to baggy eyes, wrinkles and stuff but it still lets me bring out a background.
So my main question is... what are the post editing decisions you make between people and landscapes?
Thanks for your thoughts guys
ps, I didnt present any photos as examples, but if it helps to gain an understanding of what Im talking about then Id gladly put some up.