Sunset in Galway

The city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland was the favorite part of our trip last month.  It is a small, quaint city, with just enough bustle to make it interesting, and only a 3 hour drive from Dublin.   It’s also within a short distance to make day trips to Glenmore Abbey and the Cliffs of Moher a possibility.  If you’re ever in Ireland, I highly recommend you make a stop in Galway for at least a few nights.

On our last night in Galway before heading back to Dublin, we were fortunate enough to catch this amazing sunset along the beach right near our AirBnB.

Galway, Ireland

Galway, Ireland

Getting the Fuji X-T1 wireless import to work with Lightroom Auto-Import

Fuji X-T1 and Sync'ing with Lightroom Auto-Import

I’ve been using Lightroom for my all my photo browsing and editing since v3 was release in 2010.  Since then, I’ve struggled with how to consolidate all my photos into the single Lightroom catalog since I typically shoot with 3 or more cameras, including my iPhone. Four years later, the good news is that the iPhone problem is now solved due to the great work Adobe did with their recent Lightroom Mobile and new cloud sync.  Every time I fire up the Lightroom Mobile app, it automatically syncs new photos on my camera roll up to the Adobe cloud, which is then available on my PC through the desktop version of Lightroom.  While the workflow is a bit kludgy still, it’s 75% there.

The Fuji X-T1 and Wireless Connectivity

I’ve been shooting with the Fuji X-T1 since mid-February and absolutely been blown away by the camera both in image quality but also the feature set of the camera. On top of that, the Fuji X-Trans sensor truly is magical in its color rendering and deserves all the critical acclaim it’s been getting for the past several years on their X series cameras.

One amazing feature of new cameras is their wireless connectivity, and the X-T1 is no exception.  The ability to wirelessly connect to devices to transfer photos makes it so much easier to share photos, and harness the power of the amazing photo editing apps like VSCO Cam and Lightroom Mobile.   Fuji has apps for both iOS and Android which allow you to get photos easily to your mobile phone, edit and share to your photo community of choice or social media.

One other great feature is to transfer to my desktop PC through their Auto Save feature.  In theory, you should be able to trigger on-demand for new photos to be sent from the camera directly to your desktop PC to a specific folder. Coupled with Lightroom’s “Auto Import” feature, I thought I could get into the nirvana state with a complete end-to-end workflow from camera to Lightroom import with a few button clicks.  Unfortunately, due to limitation with Lightroom and Fuji’s software, this wasn’t possible, but I ultimately found a seamless solution that makes it work. Continue reading “Getting the Fuji X-T1 wireless import to work with Lightroom Auto-Import” »