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There's no "universal" answer. Some shots are unrescuably destroyed by even a moderate amount of grain; another ones are easily tuneable in post. In my practice, ISO usually is the easiest one, then comes the sharpness. Remember that each of these "bad" things you can use to tell a story. For example, blur is great for showing motion, eg. silhouettes of ...


In the comments you reveal you're looking for a high key look. No image processor will do that for you. To get a great high (or low) key image you need a great high(/low) key subject, color and light wise. Besides that you're exposure also needs to be spot on. Not to loose those details. If these requirements are met you can even get great high key b&w ...


Learning how to determine which filters a person used in processing their images is tricky. Also, there are a number of filters that can produce the same results with various settings. (For example, everything you can do with a levels filter can also be done with a curves filter.) The best way to learn this skill is to use the filters and to experiment with ...


Look's like someone used a gradient map adjustment layer with a cold photographic filter on top of it.


I think the highlights have been made darker, but most importantly, contrast was dialed down. I guess -30 out of -50 with the Lightroom contrast slider. Increased saturation and possibly vibrance compensates for this, as the image would otherwise look grey. As mentioned by Peter Bright, the background looks like it's blurred in post processing too, perhaps ...


Without the original, it's hard to tell exactly what she might have corrected. Adjustments I might make to get an image to look like this are: Boost the exposure to get nice whites (with a part of the white on the signs washed out to maximize my gamut). Increase the fill light to reduce shadows. Increase the blacks enough to make the black look black ...


The saturation was likely manipulated which is especially pronounced in the sky. It is possible that the shadows were lifted and blacks limited but its hard to say with certainty. It also is possible that sharpness was applied but that is very difficult to tell with the resolution and quality that was posted here. I wouldn't consider this a high key image. ...

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