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my recommendations

Here you'll find my recommendations for photo editing software, plug-ins, and tools that will make your photo editing life easier, better, or more creative. I only recommend tools that I use in my professional photography or I find invaluable for my personal or creative photography work.

Photo Editing Programs

At the heart of all digital photo editing is the main photo editor. I use a few different ones as each one represents different strengths. 

Luminar NEO - this software from Skylum is creative and provides for easy photo editing 

Luminar AI - improve your photos in bulk with Skylum's Luminar AI (discount code ATSKY10)

Lightroom & Photoshop - Adobe's powerful editing software

DxO Photolab - a Lightroom alternative without committing to a subscription 

Topaz Labs - this bundle provides extremely good sharpening, denoise, and upscaling (discount code turnham15)

Plug-ins For Photographers

Lumenzia is a luminosity masking panel for Photoshop by Greg Benz Photography


DxO's Nik Collection provides high end finishing and effects

Useful Links

The graphics tablet I choose to use is a Wacom Intuos with bluetooth

The best sky replacement pack is from Sky Solution Kit

Tourbox is a great tool to enable quicker photo editing (use my discount code: TB20210408XXL08)

The best colour accurate monitor is a Dell Ultrasharp 27inch

When music features on my YouTube videos it is from Hook Sounds

My Camera Equipment

Best power vs cost strobe light is the Godox AD600 Pro

My go to lens is the Nikon AF-S FX Nikkor 24-70mm lens


My new favourite mirrorless camera is the Fujifilm X-T4


The Nikon D850 is my pro architectural photography camera of choice 


My wide angle lens that I use for 90% of my architectural photography work is the Nikon 16-35mm vibration reduction lens


For a 50mm nifty fifty lens I use the Nikon AF-S Nikkor one


My mid-range zoom is the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F2.8E lens


For reliability I use the 70-200mm Nikon telephoto lens


The tripod head I use for architecture photography is the Manfrotto XPRO which allows me to precisely frame the image, is easy to adjust and lightweight  

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