This is it. It happened as simple as it could be. My belowed X-Pro 1 has gone and has been replaced by the DXO One and I finally found the place I belong with my photography. Am I a mobile photographer as the future suggest we might all be one day? I’m and like the feeling that is giving me. No laptop, no external hard drive no big camera to carry with me. Not anymore. Photography in my life needs to be a joy and the natural space where I let my ideas, my creativity expand.
My workflow changed completely in the past few years. From a 17” laptop 4 years ago to an iPad Pro 12.9” second gen now. No need of an Hard Drive as everything is on the Cloud and no need of complicated and long adjustment process. With my new DXO One I’m free to publish a JPG that goes straight into my iCloud Photo Library on both my mobile device and if I need more I can get the RAW file from the camera. And it’s all mobile and light to carry and to manage and to enjoy of course.
On my Instragam account you can already follow this change and if you are not following me yet you can do it now starting now. Click here: https://www.instagram.com/marcoborg… and you can also follow me on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/marcobor….
You might also notice that my domain: www.marcoborghesi.com now point to my Facebook Page and this is part of the second step of my journey. I have been thinking a lot about that and realise how wide might be my audience if I completely embrace the social network and here I am writing blog post on my FB Page using Notes
In my journey there are still some things to consider but I’m quite there at the end without the feeling to change again. Well if one day Cloud, Apple, Facebook and all the things I’m using now won’t be here anymore ok I will face a change again but I don’t think is going to happen or at least not in the near future.
For my retouch (even if I never like to retouch that much and this one thing I will never change) I’m using at the moment 2 software and half. #Polarr if I’m already happy with it and I need just to fix contrast and exposure. I also #Affinityphoto if I need to retouch some spots or rid of something that wasn’t supposed to be there. The half is #Pixelmator as I’m still waiting for the new PRO version that apparently in 2018 we will also see on iPad. Yes I‘m using just my iPad and my iPhone for all this as now is possible and is possible for real.
I’m looking into the new #Lightroom as they change a lot with the last update and release with a real cloud based software but of course is not free as you need to pay a monthly fee to enjoy it. I’m not sure yet about it as I feel you can in a similar way manage with iCloud and Polarr even if is not smooth as would it be with a solution like Lightroom. Let see there is still time for that and take a final decision but the journey is coming to an end.
Of course this is my first simple blog post following this direction so hope you enjoy this first simple one and the more that will come in the future. Come and enjoy and follow me if you want to enjoy with me my journe.