February 6th, 2017
Rhett in VA asks:
When shooting photos should I use Adobe RGB or sRGB? I notice when I shoot in RAW, Lightroom automatically changes my settings I have in my camera but not in jpg. Sometimes my clients say there can be to much contrast in photos. Right now I have the camera set for sRGB and Active-D lighting on high.
First of all, since you should be delivering sRGB to your real estate clients, it works fine to set your camera to sRGB but as explained in this video and this article on the subject, if you set your camera to Adobe RGB, shoot RAW, and export sRGB from Lightroom, you can have slightly more control of color.
On Nikon Active D-Lighting (ADL), I’m not a Nikon shooter so I’m not familiar with ADL but a little research on the net indicates that ADL is not recommended when using Lightroom. My guess is that ADL is for JPG shooters that don’t do any post-processing.
I think it is hard to beat setting your camera to Abobe RGB, shooting in RAW, editing in Lightroom and exporting to sRGB. That’s what I do.