December 11, 2017

“I finally have a great use for IFTTT’s Do Note app. I’ve wired it up to my WordPress blog so that I can quickly publish microblog posts there.”

WordPress microblog posting from Do Note | Manton Reece


December 11, 2017

Since injuring my back earlier this year I’ve found it a pain in the ass to drive for more than a couple of hours at a time…which sucks, because I used to be able to drive for 10 hours without a hassle. Anyway, on the way back from seeing clients in Sydney I decided to stop at the rest area near Mooney Mooney Bridge so I could stretch my legs for a few minutes, and then I remembered I had my drone in the car with me!


December 5, 2017

Are you kidding @manton? So I could ditch WP and move to, or do I bring into my WP?


December 3, 2017

Going to try something new on the blog for the next month or so.

Lightroom CC

I thought I had my photo workflow sorted, then Adobe goes and releases Lightroom CC.

From my cursory look at it, seems Lightroom CC is pretty much the workflow I wanted, the power of editing in Lightroom, with the full cloud sync capabilities of say Google Photos. Throw in VSCO X to give the image a final look, and happy days!

I’ll post some more thoughts about Lightroom CC once I’ve had a week or two to play with it.

I think I’ve finally worked out a nice workflow to manage my photos properly from shoot, to edit, to upload. . .

This is a very “no frills” description of what I think will work well for me going forward.

I have all my photos loaded into Apple’s Photos app, this is usually done on my iPad Pro, they’re also synced to Google Photos as a secondary backup, and yes I have paid for storage on both services so that I can upload and keep the original size the photo was taken in.

Once I have all the photos in Photos, I then delete the shit ones and favourite the ones I definitely want to edit. I do some basic edits in Photos, i.e. exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, black point, etc.

After the basic edits, I’ll often import the photo into VSCO for the final treatment.

Last but not least, the photo gets posted on Instagram, my blog, and wherever else I want to post it.

So far it seems to work well enough.

Photo Editing Woes

I used to enjoy photo editing a lot. I loved working in Aperture, it made sense to me in a way that Lightroom doesn’t, to make my photos look the way I wanted them to look.

Nowadays, I really don’t like editing my photos. I understand how to use Lightroom, but it just doesn’t “feel” right to me, and I guess that’s what slows me down.


September 23, 2017

After all the crap it’s been through, how the hell is the Millenium Falcon still flying?

Massages hurt!

I went and got a massage on the weekend, neck, shoulders, and back. Boy did it hurt! I’m still in pain 3 days later. The masseuse said my entire back was one big knot, reckons it will take 3-4 massages before I really feel better for it.