What to Do?

Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) Walking among the Lily pads

With all the restrictions going on and people are stuck at home, what is there to do? As a photographer, you can do macro at home, learn new techniques, or review old images.

I have been learning some new techniques and reviewing older images. I went back to the photos that I took in Botswana. I have found a large number of pictures that I have not processed or even identified the species. So my time has been spent preparing some of the images and identifying the species.

Except for a visit to the doctor’s office, where I diagnosis was just a cold. I did test negative for the flu. Because of my age, I am spending time at home and avoiding crowds.

My workflow now consists of initial processing In Lightroom Classic and followed by exporting to Photoshop, where I clean up the image. Following that, I run Topaz DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI. Next, if needed, I will run Tin Man Lee’s processes Digital Workflow 2.0 (Dynamic Tension Stacking) https://tinman.mykajabi.com/store. At this point, again, if needed, I’ll run Topaz Adjust AI. If the sky needs replacing, I utilize Luminar 4. Finally, the finished product is exported back Into Lightroom Classic.

White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)In flight
Young Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) fighting
Interaction of families of Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus)
Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca), African Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos (notice all the colors on its body), and a African Spoonbill (Platalea alba) on the bank of the Chobe River
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer diffusus)
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow (Passer diffusus)