The title of this article not to be taken as self-appraisal but it is the most frequently asked question to me frequently. I have come across this question by my friends & followers mostly. That is the reason I considered to document it whatever I know about my process. Honestly speaking I have not analysed on this earlier but after coming many queries I started to do that. I am listing some few points & I hope you may find it useful.
I like to shoot colors, shapes & patterns of an interesting subject mostly in everyday subjects. I have worked on many subjects like paper, water, fire, flowers, architecture etc. with an intention to explore hidden beauty in it. I think when it comes to everyday subjects the presentation becomes very important especially color tones, to take attention of viewer in everyday subject with different point of view. The reason is to overcome known form of the subject which is mostly boring in nature as everyone sees it often. I do take liberty to experiment with white balance/light temperature to get the required feel/mood in the photograph. Example 1 is closeup of beautiful leafs processed & visualised as little umbrellas. Example 2 is macro shot of color papers seen as mystical curves or caves. Example 3 is closeup shot of weathered window exploring texture & patterns.
Example 2 : Mystical Curves
Example 3 : Weathered Window
That's it ! It may seem very basic discussion but this is the procedure I follow. One has to develop his own style/workflow. Ultimately its personal choice when & where to stop the adjustment sliders & there is no standard settings for that because it is unique for every image. Keep shooting & experimenting !