- EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
- EF 24-105 f/4
L IS II

- EF 500 f/4L IS II

- EF 16-35 f/4L II

- EF 1.4x III

- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

- Canon EOS 6D 

- Samyang 85 f/1.4 IF ED

- Samyang 12 f/2.8 ED AS

- Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART

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Past Equipment

- Canon Rebel XS DSLR

- Fujifilm F70EXR


- EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS
- EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS
- EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
- EF 24-105 f/4
L IS USM

- EF 70-200 f/4L USM

- EF 400 f/5.6L USM

- EF 17-40 f/4L USM

- EF 135 f/2.0L USM

- EF 15 f/2.8 fisheye

- EF 50 f/1.8 STM

- EF 35 f/2.0 IS

- 20mm f/1.4 ART

Hardware/Software

- 2015 Macbook Pro 15"

- Adobe Photoshop CC

- Adobe Lightroom CC

- Google Nik Collection

Memory/Storage

- Sandisk Extreme Pro CF/SD  128GB/64GB/32GB

- G-Technology G-DRIVE USB 3.0 8TB hard drive (x2)

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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. The primary reason why my editing stands out is simply because of my level of patience and determination to captivate people with my images.

Since my first try at editing over 8 years ago, I feel that I have finally figured out a unique style that offers prevailing techniques while retaining the upmost quality from my photos. Other than time lapse shots, my work does not consist of any composites that would create a misrepresentation of reality. Photography is so popular, that it forces artists such as myself to find creative ways to distinguish their work.  

 

WORKFLOW

Original RAW

Example of selective editing using the brush (Lightroom). Here I am extracting the details from the shadow area under the wing. 

Final edit 

Screenshot of Lightroom adjustments complete. Next step involves bringing image into Photoshop and applying Nik filters.

Exported JPG now opened with Analog Effex Pro to compare filters. Final step (not shown) includes sharpening, noise reduction, spot removal, etc. using PS and Camera RAW. 

Exhibit 2

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)

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