Lighroom Presets

Lightroom Presets – My take

One big advantage Lightroom has over other photo editing software are the presets. The availability and ease of use is unmatched even by Lightroom’s big brother Photoshop. Below is my take on using Lightroom presets. The Good Presets make fast work of editing many photos…


So long DSLR! Why and why now.

For the first time that I can remember my main camera is no longer a Canon. For the longest time it was a Canon SLR eventually when switching to digital it has been a few Canon DSLR. This fall I made the decision to sell…

Workshop Crystal Lake

How to Take Pictures of Your Artwork Like a Pro

Would you like to take better photos of your artwork before posting online? Of course you would, that is why the Isacsons contacted me to do a workshop next weekend. Follow the link to learn more: How to Take Pictures of Your Artwork Like a…

Engagement Photo Shoot G. Arroyo

Genie amd Adam Engagement Shoot

The moment when you decide to get married. Not something you should take lightly. I think about that when i am booked for an engagement photo shoot. I don’t take this lightly and want to capture the couple as they are and how they would…

Natalia Photo Shoot Fall Chicago Giovanni Arroyo

3 Year Old Fall Photos

Little people are some hardest to capture photos of. They are always in motion, never pose or do what you ask. And that’s ok, because i want to capture photos that show their persona, show off who they are and not who i want them…

Happy Halloween

No blog post today. I’m out begging for candy!   Happy Halloween!

Snapseed App Screenshot Giovanni Arroyo

5 Free iOS Apps for Photographers

In my daily use of iPad I have found some great free apps that have helped my photography out. From light meters to note taking apps I have tried a ton. The following apps are ones that any photographer needs to at least try. Today…


Harvard Arts Benefit

Tomorrow join me at the H’Arts (Harvard Arts) Benefit. 4pm to 9pm Starline Factory Gallery & Studios 400 W. Front Street, Harvard IL I will be selling my prints and a portion of each sale will go to benefit art and ,music in the community….


Using vintage lenses in a modern way.

This past year I finally embraced the mirror-less camera by purchasing a Fujifilm X-E1. It is a great little camera in it’s own right and Fuji makes some great lens for the X-system cameras. But, that is not why I bought it, the reason I…

Lightroom Tutorial - G. Arroyo Giovanni Arroyo

Lightroom Export Tutorial

Oh a Lightroom export tutorial. I know, I’m contradicting myself. When I first started this blog I wrote that I would not be doing tutorials. Well today is the day that changes. At least this once. I’ve created a quick Lightroom exporting tutorial for one…