Process and Workflow

Art Deco Car and Bridge
Art Deco Car and Bridge

I am heavily inspired by my surroundings here in Southern California. With an average of 300 days of sunshine and a Mediterranean climate, I can get out and take pictures on a regular basis year round. I draw upon our glorious turquoise blue skies, modern architecture, year round flowering of plants, and the nearby airport with planes taking off and landing all day. These influences inspire me to photograph and create surreal symmetrical, architectural, floral, and minimalist images.

I generally do most of my image processing on my Apple 5K iMac. I use Adobe Lightroom for general color image processing and editing. For more complex symmetrical images and masking, I tend to use Adobe Photoshop. For black & white processing, I use Google Nik Silver Efex Pro and have created some nice custom presets there.  Once an image is edited, I can send it directly to my shop on SmugMug as well as preparing it for this blog. I also leverage Dropbox  for images destined for Instagram. Then, on my iPhone 6, I can retrieve an image and pop it into my Instagram feed.

My main camera is a Lumix DMC-FZ1000. I love the versatility of this camera, it's been a game changer for me because of its light weight, focal range, optics, and resolution.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~ Mark Twain