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February 1, 2018

Up in Southport for a couple of nights for work, brought my drone with me…and then this was the view I woke up to this morning…

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January 27, 2018

Looking south across Swansea Channel from Blacksmiths Beach.

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January 22, 2018

Beautiful afternoon for football! Pitch looks a million bucks! Go Jets!

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January 18, 2018

Aircon is busted in the hotel, at least the sunset didn’t disappoint.

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January 10, 2018

Started this today, need to knock off about 20kg or so to lighten the load on my back.

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December 20, 2017

Working on a new editing workflow that works well on Android / Windows, but less well on iOS, need to find a way around the file restrictions on iOS. I’d hoped that iCloud Photos app on Windows 10 might make it easier, but it doesn’t seem to actually upload new photos I export from Lightroom to it.

2016 photo workflow

Given where we are now, technology wise, compared to where we were 10-15 years ago, it’s taken me a surprisingly long amount of time to actually come up with a decent, repeatable, workflow for shooting, editing, uploading, and sharing. 

Here’s my current workflow, in brief;

  • shoot photos on iPhone 7 Plus, Panasonic GX7, GoPro Session, or Theta S
  • import photos not shot on iPhone into Photos.app, either on my MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, or iPhone 7 Plus
  • sort the keepers from the crap, all the while Photos.app is uploading and syncing to iCloud
  • do basic adjustments in Photos.app, i.e. rotate, crop, exposure
  • using Photos.app extension, open image in Priime for final style edits, save over the original image
  • export / share from Photos.app to Instagram and Flickr

Priime has been the app that has really brought it together for me as I was missing a decent editor that I could use on all my devices. Yeh I can achieve all of this using Lightroom on all devices, however that problem with a Lightroom-based workflow is that I end up with a lot of data duplication, i.e. Photos.app has a copy, and Lightroom has a copy. 

So far, this workflow has been really easy to adopt as my images are accessible and editable no matter what I’m working on. The only problem I’ve run into with it is that I have a Photos library in excess of 80,000 images and my upload connection is woefully slow, so it’s taking a long time to get everything up on iCloud. Fortunately, I’m going to Switzerland at the end of November and staying with a friend who has 400/200 fibre in his apartment.