Chris Ferenzi’s Mac Setup for Wedding Photography
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Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Chris Ferenzi, a Washington DC wedding photographer, and I capture authentic moments for unconventional couples. I appreciate bold aesthetics, expansive compositions, and squash anxiety by letting laughter lead the way.
What is your current setup?
- iMac Pro
- Magic Trackpad + Magic Keyboard
- Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen
- Franklin Mint USS Enterprise
- Galoob USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
- Starfleet Command patch
- Google Next Hub
- Nixie Tube Clock
- Anker PowerWave+ Pad with Watch Holder
- Anker 10 Port 60W Data Hub
- Mova Mars Globe
- SpaceX Models
- 8 TB G-Technology G-Drive
- Electric Objects EO-1
Where can we find your macOS wallpaper?
It’s solid black!
What software do you use and for what do you use it?
- Spark — My email client of choice! Templates and the Unified Inbox are super useful.
- Signal — My encrypted chat client of choice, though I’m constantly annoyed that it’s Electron-based.
- Photo Mechanic — For culling through the thousands of photos I take at weddings at events. I used to use Lightroom for this, but it’s a lot slower.
- Notion — I use Notion for both personal and professional purposes. I keep track of meeting notes, use a content calendar for my blog, document various business processes, track fitness progress, keep a database of all my photography gear for insurance purposes, travel ideas, and a list of local dog-friendly beaches.
- Evernote — I throw everything into here. Images, audio, websites; anything I find interesting or might need to reference later.
- Todoist — Task management! I prefer the way Todoist organizes projects and tasks over any other task manager I’ve tried.
- Lightroom — Image editing and catalog.
- Photoshop — I mostly use Lightroom for editing, but I occasionally pull images to Photoshop for skin retouching and complex object removals.
- JPEG Mini — Compress images without quality loss for delivery to clients and archiving.
- Drafts — Quick capture of ideas at my desk and on the go.
How would your ideal setup look and function
I love my IKEA ARKELSTORP Desk, but it’d be nice to be able to move it up and down. I’d also like to mount my iMac to the wall at some point.
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