A few weeks ago I found myself in Joshua Tree. I've been there a few times now but this time around things were going to be different. I had some new lenses, new cameras, and a different eye. The last few years I've been shooting a lot of Landscape and HDR photography and found myself getting stuck with the routine that often comes with those styles. I was just going with the trends and I needed to hit the breaks. This year I'm trying to shoot everything I can, looking for those incidental stories and moods. It can be challenging to get great shots, but at least this way the results are your own.
I haven't been spending enough time with my Fujinon 10-24mm since it got back from repair. It really is a fun lens to use, especially for landscapes. My only gripe is who ever repaired it left a giant piece of dust on the inside of the rear element that screams at me when shooting anything over f11. I'm so tempted to open the thing up and remove it, but I guess I shouldn't.
I'm on a photography lockdown right now. My main laptop died this weekend and then my main photo editing drive died as I was moving files around to be able to work on my old MacPro. So I'm stuck until I fix my MacBook Pro and until my Drobo comes this week. Recovering the hard drive will be easy, I hope. It just lost it's partition. If not, I have backups.
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.