Grading is difficult. It's not as simple as adding an Instagram filter to something (however popular this approach might appear with so many filmmakers), its nuanced and very technical. I want to get better at it. And to get better you have to show people work and ask for feedback. So here is a sample of work over the last year that I have shot and graded, using Final Cut Pro X to edit and Koji Advance to grade. I have placed the ungraded image on top of the graded image for easy comparison.
I have split the grades into the following sections: Landscapes, Interviews, Details and People.
Everything shown is lit using available light, with some artificial spill from light in rooms, although that was mostly avoided.
Let me know what you think in the comments section below!