Jim Nix is a photographer, photo educator, and blogger hailing from Austin, TX. Learn how to enhance your Lensbaby images with Jim’s post-processing tips and tricks.

My favorite photographic subjects are cityscapes – I find them endlessly interesting, beautiful and photogenic. The process of discovery while wandering in a new location motivates me to keep peeking around the next corner or turning down a new street. There’s just so much to see – and I do my best to consume it all!

My camera is my accomplice and co-conspirator, and it compels me to get out the door and go see something. When I go, I bring along the Lensbaby Trio 28. It’s a perfect lens for shooting in cities, especially in low light (blue hour is particularly excellent for this lens). My favorite setting is Sweet, which gives me a nice crisp center with lovely bokeh and blur radiating out towards the edges of the frame. All the sparkly lights of a city just look magical, and really come to life when captured by the Trio 28.

My editing style is expressive and colorful – it’s just how I see the world. I don’t shy away from adding some emotion or drama in post, and with today’s digital tools it’s quick and easy to do so. I use these tools to adjust contrast, light, temperature/tint and color to suit my mood. Instead of just showing how a place looks, I want my image to exemplify how it felt to me when I was there.

Watch Jim’s editing tips & tricks

Combining the stylistic and beautiful output from the Trio 28, along with some basic but powerful image adjustments in post, allows me to really bring my images to life.

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