I think the coolest part of being an artist, and a photographer, is that a lot of us can go about our craft in different ways to achieve the same magical outcome. For the longest time when I first started, I thought I had to do my editing and shooting a certain way. I would take courses, and watch videos, and think, 'okay, that's the way it HAS to be done'. After being in business for almost 7 years now, I have learned that it doesn't matter what programs you edit it, what camera you shoot with, what lens you shoot with... as long as you're producing the outcome that fuels YOUR soul.

I personally edit in Adobe Lightroom first, using a base preset batched. Then I do brushwork and tweaks while still in Lightroom. Then I pull each image into Photoshop and do my cropping and a few more tweaks there. Then I bring them back into Lightroom and make any last adjustments that are needed.

I use Canon cameras/lenses. It's all I've ever used. Again, that's my personal preference. I shoot with mainly prime lenses, and have one zoom lens. And again, I know some photographers who take the most magical work with zoom lenses. For me, it doesn't work as well as I'd like it too. And that's okay!

Some photographers only edit in Lightroom. Some only edit in Photoshop. Some use Adobe RAW, Bridge, etc. Again, if you're just starting out, know that you have to make your art work for YOU. :)

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