CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Cameras / Lenses

Canon 5D Mark IV / 6D

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

Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS II

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS II

Canon 500mm f/4L IS II

Canon Extender 1.4x III / 2x III 

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF ED

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART

Hardware / Software

Apple 2015 Macbook Pro 15" 2.5 GHz Quad-Core i7 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

DxO Nik Collection 3

Memory / Storage

G-Technology 8TB, 10TB G-DRIVE USB 3.0 Hard Drive / 2TB USB-C Mobile Portable Hard Drive

Sandisk Extreme Pro 128, 64, 32 GB CF/SD Memory Cards

Accessories

Think Tank Retrospective® 30 V2.0

Think Tank Airport Takeoff™ V2.0

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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. 

 

Original RAW

Canon EOS 6D, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

ISO 500, f/8.0, 1/80s @ 278mm

Adobe Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC 2015, Camera RAW,

Google Nik Analog Effex Pro 2, Color Effex Pro 4, Dfine 2

Final edit (2 hours)