I like to call this a few of my favorite things. Here is my resource page. You can find camera gear, my favorite sites, my favorite tools, and more.
Favorite Camera Sites – I don’t visit a lot of camera sites because I find it causes me to want more gear. Here are a few sites to get news, reviews, and more.
- Mirrorless Lessons– The best site for Mirrorless reviews, tips, and more.
- Mirrorless Minutes – A great podcast hosted by Olympus trailblazers and friends.
- Get Olympus – Currently, I shoot all Olympus gear and Love it.
- Phoblographer – Another great review site
Editing Software – One the go or at home here are my favorite editing tools.
- Lightroom – The Standard
- ON1 – When I need something extra to my photos this is my go-to.
- JPGmini Pro – Amazing image compression without sacrificing quality. I run all my images that I upload online through it.
Lightroom Presets – I am super picky about Lightroom presets. Most of them look great on sample photos but horrible on most photos. Here are a few that I have found to be good.
- Mastin Labs – Film look. I find these best with portraits.
- VSCO.- Film look. This gives you a great starting point. I have several of the packs and while I don’t use everything in the pack the ones I do are great.
- Siteground – Recently I switched to siteground for my hosting needs. I’ve never been so happy with a host. A great company with several levels to get you started. (referral link)
- Divi – A powerful theme that I run most of my sites on.
- Genesis Theme – A great theme I use for a lot of sites I build
- Evernote – I have used Evernote since 2011. It has become my online brain. I store everything important in Evernote. From design ideas, blog post ideas, recipes, and so much more. (referral link)
- 1Password – I would be lost without my password manager.
- Google Apps – I get free email through my hosting but find paying the $5 a month for the Google Suite better suites me needs. I use gmail, calendar, docs, sheets, and keep every day.
- Kiwi – The best gmail client for mac. It also has easy access to all your Google app suite.
- Creative Cloud – I have used Adobe products since the 1990’s. This bundle is a great deal for Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Premiere.
- Final Cut Pro – While I am trying to learn Premiere video editing, I cut my teach on Final Cut Express. When Apple killed Final Cut Express I turned to Final Cut Pro. It’s still my go-to video editing app.
- Instagram – This goes without saying.
- Adobe Capture – This integrates with your Creative Cloud membership. It’s easy to grab colors, moods, shapes, & more. Easily create vectors, patterns, photoshop brushes and more.
- VSCO – The mobile version of the Lightroom plugins. I find myself editing in VSCO often.
- Snapseed – When I need more pop that I can get in VSCO I turn to Snapseed.
- Day One – Capture your day. This is a great travel app but also a fun way to keep a daily journal.
- Quik – Shoot video and pictures at any event and throw them into Quik for a quick fun edit. Easily create shareable videos.