Dan and I travelled to the US with our friend Cuong and spent just under 2 weeks there exploring the national parks and taking a plethora of photos! The only camera gear I brought with me was the Sony A7III so I could vlog and take photos and 2 lenses. The Sony 28mm f2 (which I use mostly to vlog + I take some photos on it) and the Canon 35mm f1.4 II + Metabones iv adaptor (which I use mostly for photography).

We spent the first half of our week in beautiful Colorado, you can see the photos from that trip here and the video I filmed from that trip here. The second half of our trip was in one of my favourite places in the world - Yosemite National Park. We spent our few days in Yosemite exploring some of the spots in the valley, going on a hike to Vernal Falls and we also got to visit Mariposa Grove for the first time where we spotted a grizzly bear in the wild! 

I’ve included some before and after photos in this blog post so you can better see how I edit my images with my Lightroom Presets. For this set of images, I thought Florence suited the vibe of Yosemite so well. It’s a slightly vintage looking preset with warm tones, but it still looks pretty natural on the photos which I loved! You can see more examples of the Florence Preset here :)

And below are the 2 videos I filmed during our time in Yosemite! I’ve included before & after examples of all the photos I took, as well as all my camera settings + what lens I was photographing on. There are lots of travel photography tips and behind the scenes of the spots we were taking photos as well.

If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, I release 2 new videos a week - on Wednesday and Saturday! Hope you enjoy the photos.

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All photos are edited with my Florence Lightroom Preset!

All photos are edited with my Florence Lightroom Preset!