Photo Friday – Cambodian Monk

This picture of a monk was taken on our recent trip to Cambodia.  This monk sat on the steps in Angkor Wat and watched as the tourists explored and climbed around on the temple.  I approached him and asked if I could take his picture but he didn’t seem to understand me.  I gestured to my camera and then to him and he smiled and nodded yes and went back to watching the tourists.  In a location of extreme chaos he was a beacon of calm that really stuck with me.

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Photo Friday – Costa Rica Sunset

This has been a pretty stressful week and as I was flipping through my photos this one caught my eye and took me back to some great memories in Costa Rica last year.  This photo is from the pool of the JW Marriott outside of Tamarindo on the country’s west coast.  While it may not be the most authentic experience, it was extremely relaxing.

January 2016 – Tamarindo, Costa Rica
iPhone 6 camera and slight instagram filer

Photo Friday – Chateau d’If

One of my favorite books is The Count of Monte Cristo.  I might go so far as to say that it’s my favorite book not written by Isaac Asimov.  If you’ve read this book you know that the first quarter or so takes place as the main character is in prison at the Chateau d’If in the Marseille harbor.  One of my favorite moments of this trip was getting to go see the Chateau d’If and even read the book on my kindle while in the prison.  This photo was taken as the boat left the island to return to the harbor.

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How I Migrated from Aperture to Lightroom

I got started in photography in 2005 on my first trip out of the country and used iPhoto to organize photos until about 2011 when I upgraded to Aperture.  About a year ago, Apple decided to stop updating Aperture.  On one hand, this is pretty frustrating because I loved Aperture and now it will quickly grow old.  But on the other hand, it had been getting a little long in the tooth and this is a good excuse to move over to Lightroom.  Starting in 2014 I started using Lightroom for all new projects but I’ve only recently begun migrating past projects over to Lightroom.  Here’s how I did it.

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Export to the Correct Color Space from Lightroom

I’ve recently switched from Aperture to Lightroom and have been forced to learn a little about color spaces because of this.  Today, I’m going to keep things simple and only talk about three different color spaces (SRGB, Adobe RBG, and ProPhoto RGB) and which ones you should use at each point of your workflow.

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