Anyone familiar with Karl Shakur's work is aware of his creativity, extreme attention to detail, and recognizable style. This video he produced during the COVID shutdown takes a quick dive into how he achieves his consistent color grading and clean aesthetic using Lightroom and Photoshop (although I was able to accomplish all of these things using Capture One Pro).
Karl does a wonderful job here of clearly and concisely addressing a couple of key aspects when it comes to processing and the importance of consistency in color grading across whole projects or portfolios and the process for cleaning up your image to produce a professional-quality final product. Whether the images he produces speak to you or not, objectively speaking, there is no denying that his portfolio is incredibly aesthetically pleasing based on his obsessive consistency with color. Furthermore, there is no denying that there are no frivolous objects or distractions in any of his compositions. This quick video is an opportunity for you to get some insight into how he achieves this throughout his work.
There are so many helpful videos out there that address challenges we all face with basically any aspect of photography. Sometimes, the techniques or solutions are so simple, but it takes a bit of outside perspective or explanation to achieve that "ah ha" moment. For me, this video provided a couple of "ah ha" moments that have undoubtedly improved my workflow. I'll leave it up to you to watch, learn, and have your own such moments.