My Photo Gear, Content Management & Workflow
This page complements my About page on Flickr.
I reference the film and digital cameras I used at different points in time prior to 2016 on my About page.
In late 2016, I purchased a Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II to use on a family reunion trip to Sicily [photos]. Our trip to Sicily was my second (last) trip abroad.
The Canon is mirrorless, lightweight, has a small form factor, and performs well in low-light conditions. I use it to shoot quickly and discreetly, which I've found is ideal for urban and travel photography.
I occasionally take photos and videos with my camera phone. I currently have an iPhone 12 Mini. I like it because of the small form factor, technical specs, and integration with the rest of my Apple ecosystem. We also have a digital Sony Handycam, which we use for long family recordings.
At a future date, I plan to purchase another compact mirrorless camera. Among other features, I'd like one that is weather resistant and accepts interchangeable lenses. I have lens envy when I view the photos that my Flickr friends shoot, and even when I look at the photos I snapped in the 70s-80s [photos] with my 35mm SLR and 70-210 telephoto.
Digital Content Management
I manage my photo collections using Adobe's Lightroom (Classic and Mobile) and Apple's iCloud Photos. Previously, I used Apple’s Aperture. Between my public and private collections, I'm currently managing ~71K images.
I have an Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan subscription, so I occasionally edit my photos and create collages using Adobe Photoshop. I want to become more proficient with Photoshop, so I’m planning to take some online tutorials. One of my sons uses Photoshop professionally, so I might call on him for help as well.
I also have a subscription to The Lightroom Queen. I highly recommend their resources!
I'm slowly adding more digital video content to my collections. After I contracted to have my mom's film content digitized, I did the same with much of my immediate family's content. I also digitized a small collection myself.
After I trialed different video editors to create a Portland time-lapse video of the Louisa Flowers building in Portland as it was being constructed [video], I decided that Apple's iMovie will address my relatively simple editing requirements.
My PNWPhotoWalks digital content workflow is simple. After each walk, I cull and edit my photos using Lightroom Classic. I then upload the selected photos to Flickr. I use Jeffrey Friedel's Lightroom plugins, which I find to be very helpful. I typically post no more than three photos each day on Flickr, adding them to a new album over the course of a week. When I'm done posting on Flickr, I add one or more albums with additional photos from the walk on this site. Occasionally, I'll post to my site first and then to Flickr.
Last updated: 6/15/2022