It isn't very often that I switch camera systems. Especially after I've spent more than $10,000 of my precious life-sustaining money on crap and gear combined with more time than a grad student would study just to learn how to use it all. My photography career changed ever since, um... I wanted it to change. Part of that change incorporated some interesting decisions that affected my gear choices. Weird right? --There's been a small update to the article regarding an error I was encountering while shooting in continuous high. See the end of … [Read more...] about I Made The Switch From 5D3 to X-T1- Here’s Why!
Over the last few months I've been slowly mourning my loss of Apple's support for Aperture and coming to grips with my inevitable move to Adobe Lightroom (you can read the beginning of my journey here). Today, I'm continuing my series on transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom from my non technical, Aperture perspective. I like to bring a non-technical view to things because there are a zillion technical articles out there where you can find every detail already. It's been done. But for those of us whose eyes glaze over every time someone … [Read more...] about Aperture To Lightroom: Inside My First Steps
Lightroom's task I imported the images in Lightroom and applied my usual enhancements. I cropped the photo, adjusted the highlights and shadows and applied sharpening. Basically the same edits I would have done in a traditional darkroom. Lightroom's task is to enhance my photos, not manipulate them. That's a job for Photoshop. Photoshop's task Once our image is inside Photoshop, we can start to create art and manipulate to our heart's content. Using the same composite techniques from the Color Matching: How I Got the Shot article I wrote, I … [Read more...] about A Few Reasons to Switch to Photoshop from Lightroom
UPDATE: Today at WWDC Apple announced a new Mac Pro. We don't know when it will ship. We don't know what it will cost. We don't know what configurations it will come in. We don't know if it will work. But we do know Apple has promised it. Without a commitment to pro apps, this is too little too late for me, even if it is a computer that causes your heart to flutter. Meanwhile, I am going fast NOW - not waiting. Good luck to all of you who are willing to spend months on the promise that the new Mac Pro will be the computer of your dreams. If it … [Read more...] about My Switch From Mac To Windows
Okay - in short - I've had it with Apple. Ever since Steve passed, the company has seemed to be off course - not financially - but in regards to vision. Even before Steve passed, we saw the Final Cut Pro debacle - turning one of the most successful professional video editing applications into a glorified version of iMovie. While I am often mindlessly called an Apple fanboy, I have routinely called the company to task when I think they have made a mistake. And this is going to be one of those times. Looking at what's happened to the Apple Pro … [Read more...] about Here’s Why I’m Seriously Considering A Permanent Switch To Adobe Lightroom