Here is my first finished product from my modern day darkroom:

Local on a Road Less Traveled
“Local on a Road Less Traveled”

What I have come to understand is that what makes a great photograph only begins when we snap the shutter on our cameras. The real magic used to take place in dark rooms where artists worked their magic manipulating negatives before they developed their works. Nowadays, in the digital era folks flock to Adobe products like Photoshop and Lightroom to produce modern works of photographic art. So I entered in the post-production era of my photography with the assistance of a course that I purchased back in 2017 from Serge Ramelli and decided to finally put it to use.

I choose a photo that I thought had a lot of potential from a private tour back in 2017 around the southern portion on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia. This particular photo was taken around sunset as we pulled over by the side of the road to take in the beauty.

📸:Nikon Coolpix B500, ISO 125, 4mm, f/3.0, 1/500 sec, handheld, edited in Lightroom CC.
Location: Southern Tahiti, somewhere near Papara, in French PolynesiaPhotoGrid_1554873236485-picsay

After following the step-by-step tutorial where Serge showed me how to clean up all the elements you see above I am excited to dive into my deep catalog of photographs and start applying and fine tuning my newly acquired Adobe Lightroom skills.

Who have you found to be exceptional resources for editing your photographs? Share in the comments below.

Yesterday, I had the joy of catching the beautiful spring scenes from above the Dana Point Harbor.  I am in the process of learning to shoot my new Canon T6 and was using the standard 18mm-55mm lens that comes with this camera.  I broke the landscape photography rules by shooting these handheld as opposed to utilizing a tripod, (rookie.)  Learning to manipulate the manual settings and getting off of the auto controls.  Here are a couple of my favorite shots from yesterday after some basic edits in Adobe Lightroom CC.


“One of the things I love most about a photograph is that it never changes, even when the things and/or the people in it do.” 

~ Don West, Jr.



Shot No.1 – “Wildflowers’ View”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/10.0 at 1/250 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC. April 7, 2019


Shot No. 2 – “Harbor Traffic”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/8.0 at 1/320 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC.  April 7, 2019


Shot No. 3 – “Historical Landmark No 189”

📸: Canon T6, 18-55mm f/8.0 at 1/160 second, ISO-100, handheld, edited in Adobe Lightroom CC.  April 7, 2019