the . FIX

-Showing you my photo editing process-

From the start to finish in programs such as Lightroom, Photoshop and Aurora HDR.

What is the FIX?

The FIX is a video series where I show how I edit my photos from beginning to end using several different programs such as Lightroom, Photoshop, Aurora HDR, and whatever else is required for the photo. I’ve always found that I learn best through examples rather than long boring courses, so if you’re like me in that regard, then hopefully you’ll find The FIX to be helpful.

Every week here on Find Away Photography, I post a new photo (surprisingly called the Photo of the Week) and tell the story behind the picture. The photos that I will be editing on The FIX will be some of these Photos of the Week that have been posted previously and I will be showing you the work that goes into these photos after they come out of the camera, onto my computer, and finally become a finished picture.

If you see a certain Photo fo the Week and you’re curious how it’s been edited, leave a comment on the photo in the Photo of the Week Gallery and I’ll try to include it in an upcoming episode of the FIX. At the moment, a new episode of The FIX will go live every 3 or 4 weeks.

No photo is ever the same, and how I edit changes each time depending on the photo. I also like to try new things so my technique changes and evolves all of the time based on new ideas and inspirations. But by looking at one photo at a time, you can learn what I do and apply certain parts of it to your own process so that you can develop your own creativity and style.

To me, editing and post-processing is the second half of photography besides taking the actual photo and it is where you can let your creativity and individual style shine. The FIX isn’t meant to be a full Lightroom tutorial or anything like that, but I hope that whether you are just starting out or you are already familiar with editing, you’ll be able to learn something from these episodes.

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The FIX Episodes:

The Fix 14: Purple Skies Over the Rippon Winery

The Fix 14: Purple Skies Over the Rippon Winery

Focus of Episode: Using the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on August 27th, called Purple Skies at Rippon Winery. I took the photo in the summer of 2017 while...

The Fix 13: High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak

The Fix 13: High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak

Focus of Episode: Creating Contrast Between Warm and Cold Colours In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on July 2, called High Above Lake Wanaka on Coromandel Peak. I took the photo in 2017 while living...

The Fix 12: Rainy Day at Bruarfoss

The Fix 12: Rainy Day at Bruarfoss

Focus of Episode: Stitching Panoramas in Photoshop In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on January 1, called Rainy Day at Bruarfoss. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 on a trip to Iceland with a...

The FIX 11: Standing on Top of the World

The FIX 11: Standing on Top of the World

Focus of Episode: Basic Photo Edit in Lightroom In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on February 26th, called Standing on Top of the World.  There's a bit of a long story that goes along with this...

The FIX 10: The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

The FIX 10: The Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland

Focus of Episode: HDR Merging in Lightroom and How to Use the Split Toning Panel In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on May 7th, called Chapel Bridge in Lucerne Switzerland. As you have probably already...

The FIX 09: Stargazing in New Zealand

The FIX 09: Stargazing in New Zealand

Focus of Episode: Editing Night Sky and Astro Photos in Lightroom In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on April 30th, called Star Gazing in New Zealand. I took the photo in the summer of 2017 while...

The FIX 08: Island Lake Reflection

The FIX 08: Island Lake Reflection

Focus of Episode: Using the HSL Panel in Lightroom In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on August 6th, called Island Lake Reflection. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 on a quick trip to...

The FIX 07: Sunrise at Vermillion Lakes in Banff

The FIX 07: Sunrise at Vermillion Lakes in Banff

Focus of Episode: Getting a "Cold Morning" Look in Lightroom In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on February 5th, called Rundle Mountain from Vermillion Lakes in Banff. I took the photo on a trip to...

The FIX 06: Sunrise in Havana Streets

The FIX 06: Sunrise in Havana Streets

Focus of Episode: Editing a Photo Shot Directly into the Sun in Lightroom In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on February 19th, called Sunrise in Havana Streets. I took this photo on a trip to Cuba...

The FIX 05: Hiking the Three Sisters in Fernie

The FIX 05: Hiking the Three Sisters in Fernie

Focus of Episode: HDR Photography in Aurora HDR In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on August 7th, 2016 called Hiking the Three Sisters in Fernie. I took the photo in the summer of 2014 on a...

The FIX 04: The Blue Ice of Exit Glacier

The FIX 04: The Blue Ice of Exit Glacier

Focus of Episode: Basic Lightroom Edit and Local Adjustments In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on September 4th, called The Blue Ice of Exit Glacier. I took the photo in the summer of 2015...

The FIX 03: Haifoss Waterfall in Iceland

The FIX 03: Haifoss Waterfall in Iceland

Focus of Episode: Basic Lightroom Edit In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on January 29th called Haifoss Waterfall in Iceland. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 on a trip to Iceland with...

The FIX 02: Sunburst Mountain Reflection

The FIX 02: Sunburst Mountain Reflection

Focus of Episode: Reflections and Basic Lightroom Edit In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on October 2nd, 2016 called Sunburst Mountain Reflection. I took the photo in the summer of 2015 on a...

The FIX 01: Ice Lantern in Serendipity Cave

The FIX 01: Ice Lantern in Serendipity Cave

Focus of Episode: Editing Photos of Dark Spaces In this episode of The FIX, I show you the editing behind a shot that was posted as Photo of the Week on November 20th, called Ice Lantern in Serendipity Cave. I took the photo in the summer of 2016 on a caving trip near...


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