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Digital G.Arroyo

Fine tuning my Lightroom workflow

I am constantly fine tuning my Lightroom workflow.

Fine tuning my Lightroom workflow
I purchased a midi controller which I mapped to different sliders in the Lightroom develop module.

Now with keyboard shortcuts, pen tablet and the midi controller I rarely have to touch a mouse. My workflow has been refined more, I am spending less time in Lightroom and less time on the computer.

Want to learn more about my Adobe Photoshop Lightroom workflow? Join me for this workshop.

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Digital G.Arroyo

Do you need Lightroom help?

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Do you need Lightroom help? Does it look intimidating or at the very least daunting. Would you like to get started in a powerful editing too but don’t know where to start? Do you want to take your photo finishing to a professional level? Would you like to spend less time editing and more time shooting photos?

I can help! Below are just two ways that I can help you. read more

G.Arroyo

New look.. plus more. Help me create more.

New look.. plus more. Help me create more.

This week I debuted a new look to my website. I hope you like how it looks and can find the information you were looking for faster.

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Now time for the plus more.  I am looking to do more with my photography,

I want to work with more businesses both small and large on their photo projects.

I want to shoot more headshots, portraits and still life subjects.

I want to create more video’s.

I would love to work with on your portrait.

I want to shoot more film.

I want to teach more workshops.

I want to work in Lake in the Hills and McHenry County more. read more

Digital Events Video

New Video | Starline Flash Mob | Premiere Pro

Below is a brand new video. I created it at the last 4th Fridays held at the Starline Gallery. It has Leyla participating in the flash mob that entertained the crowd. Forgive some of the video edits, this was my first time putting a video together using Premiere Pro. I used my GoPro Hero 4 Silver with a 3 axis gimbal to capture footage. Hope you like it. If you do visit my Youtube channel and Subscribe, and make sure to give the video a thumbs up.

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Events Film G.Arroyo

2 Things

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Self portrait with my Rolleiflex Automat.

I am  very inspired, the next month is going a  very exciting for me especially concerning film photography. Two big things are happening.

The first one is this Friday the 4th. I am heading to see the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier”. It opens in the Chicago area on this day and I’m taking a fellow Maier fan, my 8 year old daughter. I have been patiently waiting for this to come out for a few years. If (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t) follow me on Facebook you know how much I am a fan of Ms. Maier. read more

Film G.Arroyo

When I fail

IMAG0161When I fail, I really fail.

Last week I posted about a shot I set up with my Rollieflex and using film (read here). Well when I developed the roll containing the shots I took, the entire roll came out clear. What I think happened is that my chemicals finally wore out and I fixed the roll before it developed. So I have ordered new developing chemicals and will be also replacing my fixer.

I’ve taught myself a few important lessons.
Don’t run your developing chemicals for too long.
Don’t wait to develop your film until a deadline gets close.
Always have a backup plan (I did and re-shot the photo digitally)
Don’t post about your film photos until after you develop the roll! read more

Digital Events Film G.Arroyo

Teaching

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I am grateful for each and every time I get to teach. If that is a workshop, presentation or individual training, each and every time I find my passion for photography grows. I enjoy the interaction between people in attendance and myself. I enjoy that I get to learn from attendees just as they are able to learn from me. I enjoy the fact that my art and photography as a improves every time I teach.

I am excited to share that this year I am going to have even more opportunities to share my passion for photography. I have partnered with Nancy Merkling to be part of her Simply Learn workshop team. And will be teaching at the beautiful Starline Gallery and Studios in Harvard, IL. read more