An Iridient Developer Workflow Guide

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Do you ever wonder if you're using the most time efficient workflow?

If you're a Fujifilm shooter and want to use Iridient Developer as your primary photo processing software, or even if you want to use it as a RAW converter, then have a solid and consistent workflow is not only going to save you a lot of time, but it will also make your photo editing process a lot simpler. 

In this guide I want to share with you the way I use Iridient Developer to process my Fujifilm RAW files and a file structure to help you stay organized.

The Art Of Shooting Sun Stars

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the voigtlander 15mm iii.

A relatively new trend has emerged in the online photography communities over the last few years that involves shooting into the sun or other bright light sources so that the bright light creates star points around it. Also known as sunstars.

The Method

I run across a lot of tutorials and tips of people explaining how to do it. Typical they all say about the same thing, shoot high apertures, anywhere from f16 to f22.

While this does usually work, it's not always the best practice. I find that shooting at higher apertures on many of our high megapixel cameras has a massive impact on overall image quality due to diffraction.

So what do we do?

Samsung NX1 vs Fujifilm XT1 - A Sensor Comparison

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When the Samsung NX1 hit the shelfs, it painted a lot of photographers faces with permanent smiles. And for good reason. The camera is loaded with almost all the features anyone could want with today's technology and is also one of the best performing mirrorless cameras out right now.

So I rented it for a week to see what all the hype was about. Was I impressed? Yes and no. It feels like a cheap Canon but with a Sony quality.

Hard Graft Re-Process - My New Favorite Strap

My new favorite strap.

If you're like me and addicted handmade leather camera straps, the Hard Graft Re-Process Camera strap should not be overlooked.

When I first unpacked it I was not expecting the level of quality and care that this strap is made with. Handmade in Italy with genuine Tuscany leather and a German / Italian wool lining. It looks great and smells amazing.

Dockweiler Sunset

Last night's sunset near Dockweiler State Beach here in Los Angeles. We've been having some interesting weather lately which means some nice sunsets. But it can be hit and miss. Sometimes I'll drive out to the beach and the clouds can be too thick and grey everything out.