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Own you style

Own your style.

OWN IT!

So last night I attended an event, The photos in this post are from that night. During the event, I got to thinking about style, what is it and what is my style?

I am going to talk mainly about my portrait work. I have a slightly different style for street and landscape photos.

First, let me try to define, what is style?

I feel it is the specific “look” a photographer develops over time and experience. Put it simply, it is what I like to see in photos.

How did I develop my style?
I’ve taken thousands of photos, looked at more, visited art galleries and read a lot of art and photography books. I consumed and created. Experience and creative work is probably the most important thing I have done to develop my style. Either behind the camera (most of the time), or drawing ideas. I try to create something daily. read more

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Algonquin Preserve Fly Over

I shot this video while my wife was out exercising and exploring. This is a nature preserve in Algonquin, Illinois. The video was captured using a GoPro Hero 4+ Silver and 3DR Solo drone. It was edited using Premiere Pro CC. Can you tell that I like shooting with the quadcopter?

Want to find out about getting your own video made? Contact me!

And don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel.

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How to edit with the free Nik Collection starting in Lightroom

The video above will share how I edit with the free Nik Collection plugins starting in Lightroom. Now that the Nik collection is free, I wanted to share how to actually access it inside of Lightroom CC. It is a bit different than how you would use a preset, but more like how to edit in Photoshop CC from Lightroom.

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Would you like to learn more about Lightroom?  I have a fun Lightroom workshop scheduled regularly.  There are also lots of Lightroom blog posts if you explore my site. read more

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Do you edit?

Do you? I do.
If you don’t edit, or really culling, your photos you are really wasting a lot of time. Time I can spend taking more photos.

What do I mean wasting time? Every time I have a photoshoot, I import my photos to Lightroom. The very next thing I do is start editing down my selections. Lightroom makes it extremely easy to pick and reject photos and then select the keepers.

This process has saved me more time then just about any other. I can easily go from a large batch of photos down to the very best. This lets me focus on and spend my time fine tuning only a smaller number of photos. read more