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Grading Blackmagic DNG footage using Lightroom 4


I saw a post over on Philip Bloom’s site describing a workflow for grading the Blackmagic Camera’s footage in Photoshop, so I immediately wanted to start playing with the sample footage to see what I could do with it.

All the footage in my video can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Forum. They graciously offered the Raw files up for everyone to play with, and I jumped at the chance.

I’ve been using Lightroom since it first came out and think it’s THE best tool in my photography workflow. The ease and speed at which you can dramatically change the…

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But That’s Not Panoramic!


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I love creating panoramic images. In my first post, I mentioned how I’m not after images that look “real” because nobody sees the world through a static rectangle. Our eyes move back and forth all the time and our brain automatically stitches all those images together so that we get a better perception of the world in front of us. A panoramic image, then, can reasonably be considered one of the best ways to capture a scene if the objective is to show the viewer your perception of that scene.

But I don’t think panoramas have to always…

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Machine Falls


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In addition to photography, I love making videos. A couple of months ago, I went out to Machine Falls and recorded some video with one of my friends and my business partner, Clay. We were mainly just testing out some new lenses, then we decided to turn those test shots into a sort of music video that tells the story of the how the water flows. Whatch in HD & Enjoy!

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Geek + Photography


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For the longest time I’ve wanted to start a blog, but I never really knew for what. My interests tend to change with the seasons, so I’ve always held back because I didn’t know what I really wanted to write about. Hell the face of this website has changed about 4 times over the last few years and nothing really ever came from it other than practicing how to manage a Wordpress site.

But over the last 2 years I have discovered that I need a place to write about the things I learn and to showcase my journey…

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