Hi everyone, I’m doing lots of milky way shooting these days.I’ve found that when I use the tone mapping module it seems to distort too much. I’ve mostly landed on a process flow like this:
- set white balance
- exposure, use a parametric mask to edit just the sky, then crank it up so the stars pop
- lens correction for my Sigma Art 14mm 1.8 Lens on my Nikon D850
- contrast, brightness, saturation: add about 10% contrast, a tiny bit of saturaton and in most cases use brghtness to darken the image slightly
Thoughts? Suggestions? Other approaches I should consider?
I’ve attached a RAW image and a JPG from after the process flow above
Thanks in advanceDSC_3956.NEF (47.0 MB)