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My Full Photography Post-Processing Workflow – DT007

My Full Photography Post-Processing Workflow – Daily Thoughts 007

In today’s post I’m going to be outlining the various software that I use for my photography post-processing workflow. To give you as much information as possible, I’m going to approach this as if I was going all-out on an image that is going to a client. While I may not use all of these for a typical Instagram post, I will use most, if not all, of these for the really important images.

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I Bought My First Fuji Camera – DT006

I Bought My First Fuji Camera – Daily Thoughts 006

Well, the title of this post pretty much says it all. I did indeed purchase my first Fuji camera over the weekend — the X-T2.

It’s no secret that I have been using mid-range Nikon DSLRs and the Sony RX100 IV for most of my photography for 2017. I didn’t exactly need a new camera for professional purposes, but I was growing tired of a few things with my other cameras and was itching for an upgrade.

After spending hours and hours researching camera possibilities, it was a pretty close race between a full-frame Nikon and the Fuji. I already had several Nikon lenses, but if I was going full-frame, all but one of them (50mm 1.4D) would be fully compatible. Knowing that I’d have to make new lens purchases, even with a Nikon, opened up a good opportunity to switch brands.

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My Favorite Photography YouTube Channels/Playlists – DT004

My Favorite Photography YouTube Channels/Playlists – Daily Thoughts 004

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, but highly valuable. I want to share with you a few photography YouTube channels/playlists that I follow closely to help me improve my photography/editing skills and stay motivated. Although watching videos online is a great way to learn, it’s important to mention that taking action is just as important. Don’t spend all your time in front of as screen. Get out there and actually shoot!

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Symmetry in Photography – DT003

Symmetry in Photography – Daily Thoughts 003

Using symmetry in photography is an easy way to add interest to your images and gain attention from viewers. To keep this post brief, I’m not going to go into the psychology behind symmetry and why we, as humans, are attracted to it. However, it is important to remember that it’s a key element in photography and you should always be on the lookout for it.

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The Power of Lightroom Import Presets – DT002

The Power of Lightroom Import Presets – Daily Thoughts 002

After yesterday’s primer post, I’m excited to get into content directly related to photography. Today I’m discussing Lightroom import presets and why I use them to speed up my post-processing workflow.

It’s no secret that I use Lightroom for a lot of my basic editing and have released quite a few presets for the software on The Creativv Shop. However, I have yet to talk about, or release, Lightroom import presets.

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The First Post – DT001

The First Post – Daily Thoughts 001

So I think it’s time to introduce a new series here on — Daily Thoughts. This is something that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time, but I never really got to the point of making it actually happening. Essentially, this series will be a single post written by me every weekday that covers what’s on my mind related to photography.

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How to Install Lightroom Presets in 2017

How to Install Lightroom Presets 2017

In this post, I’ll be covering how to install Lightroom presets. It’s not a difficult process, but if you have never installed them before, you might find yourself wasting valuable time looking for the right folder on your computer. While many other blog’s instructions only cover how to install develop presets, I’ve also covered how to install other types of presets including curves presets, which require a slightly different installation process. Anyways, let’s jump into it!

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Luminar vs Lightroom – First Impressions

Luminar vs Lightroom – First Impressions


I‘ve been a Macphun product user for quite some time and have absolutely loved their products.  So when they announced they were releasing Luminar, I was ecstatic.  Thanks to them, I got my hands on a pre-release version.  This software is extremely powerful and will replace Lightroom and Photoshop for most of my photo editing needs, so I wanted to share my first impressions of the software, while at the same time giving you my Luminar vs Lightroom point-of-view.

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