Month: May 2014

Live for Life

I recently came upon this quote from the great American photojournalist Peter Turnely which completely blew me away and made me reflect. I don’t live for photography, I live more life. I find that photography is a great companion in my life, its a great friend, but life itself is more important at the end of the day – Peter Turnely Happy weekend folks. As an aside; I’m on my way to see “Finding Vivian Maier” and will have some impressions later on next week.

Adobe Bridge and Photoshop Workflow

So if you follow this blog you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Photomechanic’s very impressive feature set. When it comes to culling and setting up a solid folder structure Photomechanic is the industry standard and over that last year I’ve been able to confirm this. Import you card/s and let Photomechanic’s do the rest. Personally, I’ve setup my folder structure as follows: Pictures 2014 2014.05.06 Project Name So once that’s set up I used to just import that folder into Lightroom 5 and go about my usual workflow. Fast foward to today and the “folder” structure is still there. As an aside. I don’t know about you guys but I’m a folder kind of guy. Folders in my world as in business give hierachy, structure, and lends itself to have complete system to organize information. Folks, photography is just like anything else. A little order and simplification goes a long way in finding and perusing your images from previous weeks, days, months, and years.

Thinking Man

I continue to experiment with my black and white conversations in between Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC and the workflow is progressing right along. Following Ming Thein’s guide, its clear to me now how the file needs to be prepared before jumping to PS in order to give the image the right adjustments so a great tonal range can be accomplished. I’m pretty happy with this conversation as the tonal range is quite apparent and the image has enough micro contrast to give it that pop.