Old Shots, New Edits

To kill the boredom of winter here in MN I decided to kill a few birds with one stone and edit some photos that I took over the summer.  I figured this would be a good chance to test out the new editing rig that I just purchased as well.

Moving to a new tower was bitter sweet.  I liked it because it meant all new hardware, which meant the opportunity to work more efficiently.  The downside to this was that I had to abandon my current versions of lightroom and photoshop while moving toward the Adobe Creative Cloud platform.  I for one hate subscriptions, I simply have too much of them.  I would rather buy the product outright and own it, but oh well.

These new updated programs and layouts meant I had to get used to a new work flow and learning the newer versions of the programs.  So I chose a few photos to go through and edit and I have to say, Im enjoying it quite a bit.


Heres a shot of the new editing rig.  I bought a well balanced prebuilt gaming tower with specs that worked well for what I plan on doing and then added more RAM to it. Lightroom and Photoshop are definitely enjoying the added RAM, well see if I need to go higher later on in the year.



Went through a few photos and retouched them and as I said earlier, Im definitely liking the newer version of PS and LR.  Cody’s RS is looking great as always.  This is also a great opportunity for me to reflect on how my style might have changed from earlier in the year to now.


Just for reference, here is a shot of his car in the same location.


Decided to throw myself in the deep end of the pool and re-edit a rig shot I did last year.  Many of the functions required to re-edit these shots took a little bit of getting used to, and truthfully, Im still learning them, but im happy with the results so far.


Similar shot for reference.


Retouched this GTR for the heck of it.


Another for reference.

As you can see theres so many different ways to edit a shot and come out with something you love despite it looking way different than what the original did, and I love it.

Looking forward to shooting more cars this year and potentially finding one of my own that I can use to test out new shots with.  For now, looking forward to shooting some local non-car related events in town as well as some upcoming shows including TC autoshow this spring, Automotion and Wekfest in May, and many more.

Find more shots on my IG @AlphaDigital_ and give me a follow!


Thanks for reading!


  • Alex

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Southeastern Mn Photography Enthusiast

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