Thursday, January 27, 2011


Hi, New Pictures on my Photostream.

I'll post some more tomorrow

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Pro and Amateur photographers I'm looking at

So as usual, there are a lot of Pros and Amateur photographers out there, recently I've been looking at the work of a couple of Venezuelan photographers I know personally, there are Iaranavi Raynaud Navarro (also, he has a really nice photo set HERE) from Cumana, Venezuela (Pro), and Gabriella Moreno Cudemus from Valencia, Venezuela.

Now, a little disclaimer, Gabriella is my cousin (one of my favorites at that), and Iaranavi is like my lil' brother, I fully admit that I am totally bias and see them both as the best photographers in Venezuela, so I linked to their work and I'll let you be the judge. In the meantime, just keep an eye out for them as I'm sure that there's a lot of great work coming from this kids in the future.

Andres Trujillo
Northern Virginia Photographer

To preset or not to preset: That is the question

During the week I processed over 300 images, it took me about 10 hours total (I know, but I'm not a full time photographer, HERE is the link for my photostream). I gotta say, the first hundred or so, I was using individuals adjustments, meaning I was treating each image individually without presets and creating some new presets along the way.... Big freaking mistake, other than the new presets I created that way, I wasted a lot of time, I think presets are a good idea as long as you use them as a starting point to create, not a end solution or magic bullet 100% of the time.

What are your thoughts?

P.S. Also, here are two cool websites where you can get some pretty nice presets for Adobe Lightroom: Matt Kloskowski's website for everything Lightroom, all his presets are free, and the tips and tutorials are great. OnOne Software produces some of the best Plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom, but also they provide some free presets and Plug-ins for this two pieces of software

And just in case, Mr. Kloskowski has a new video tutorial to learn how to install the presets HERE.


Andres Trujillo
Northern Virginia Photographer