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CAMERA EQUIPMENT

SOFTWARE / HARDWARE

Adobe  Lightroom  Classic

Adobe Photoshop 2022

Adobe Camera RAW

DxO Nik Collection 3

M1 Macbook Pro 16" 

M2 Macbook Air 

Canon 5D Mark IV

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

EF 1.4x III Extender / 2x III

EF 500mm f/4L IS II

EF 11-24mm f/4L 

Σ 105mm f/1.4 ART

Σ 14mm f/1.8 ART

Σ 24mm f/1.4 ART

Canon EOS R5 

RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS 

RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS 

RF 14-35mm f/4L IS 

RF 85mm f/2.0 IS 

RF 2x Extender

ACCESSORIES

Think Tank Retrospective® 30 V2.0

Think Tank Airport Takeoff™ V2.0

Peak Design Camera Cube (Med)

Manfrotto Adavanced Hybrid MIII

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Tripod

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EDITING WORKFLOW

My workflow consists of a complex editing process lasting anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes per image. I begin by processing carefully selected RAW files which I feel have the potential to extreme development. A basic edit is then created in Lightroom. By analyzing the quality, available light, motive and touch up possibilities of each file, I am able to determine which areas can be enhanced without applying changes to the entire shot. After the LR process, I open the image in Photoshop and apply adjustments such as: dust spot removal, cloning out halos/photo defects, noise reduction, image sharpening, image re-sizing and watermark application. Nik's filters (most often being Analog Effex Pro) are always applied to my photos. The filter is also applied to select areas.

This technique is known as selective editing. In other words, I am painting areas in my photos to recover/add further dynamic range and detail to shadow/highlight areas. Once I begin an edit, I have to commit to finishing it as I have a perception of how I want the final result to look like in relation to the chosen editing. It is important for me to have files that are crisp and contain as little noise as possible. Avoiding under/over exposing ensures clean files, and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your camera equipment is also of great importance. Patience, experimentation and determination are all necessary to develop a unique editing style. As with everything in life, it has taken me several years of experience and learning to be where I am today.

Unless clearly stated, my photography does not consist of any composites (montages) that would create a misrepresentation of an original image. My editing depicts the extreme editing possibilities to RAW files, all while keeping the genuine photo elements. 

Workflow
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