Editing in the Wild – a Laptop that keeps up with adventure + 3 Lightroom Presets

Disclaimer: Huawei Canada provided the Matebook X Pro for honest review

British Columbia is beautiful and perfect for exploring and heading out for adventures. Whether it’s an afternoon road trip up to Squamish or Whistler, or a week-long hike or camping retreat, you need tech that can keep up.

The Editing Machine – Huawei MateBook X Pro

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I’ve been using the Huawei Matebook X Pro because it has:

  • 3 k super-sharp screen
  • 13 hr battery
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • 1.33 kg
  • Slim design – 304 x 14.6 x 217mm (W x D x H)

Bring a Power Block

The 13 hr battery is incredible, however, I always bring a couple of power blocks (portable batteries) with me for keeping my phone and camera charged and ready to go.

I’d recommend Anker products, specifically the Portable Charger Power Bank 26800mAh. You’ll be able to get at least 3 full charges for your phone and can even top up your Matebook’s battery after you’ve worked long into the night on your photo and video edits.

Portable Charger Power Bank 26800mAh –

Top-up your top-up

During the daylight hours, use the power of the sun to charge your backup battery. I’ve left the BigBlue 5V 28W Solar Charger draped over my tent to charge batteries and it works really nicely.

BigBlue 5V 28W Solar Charger with Digital Ammeter

Edited with SocialDad Lightroom presets

3 Lightroom Presets – perfect for outdoor photography

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SocialDad – Summer Rain preset
SocialDad – Orange Black preset
SocialDad – Muted preset

Pro Tips:

  • Sync your Lightroom presets before you leave
  • Charge everything
  • Bring spare batteries and SD cards for your camera
  • Bring bug/bear spray!

Good luck and tag me in your adventure shots @Jamesrcs!


  1. Angela v

    August 20, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Love that you can charge the battery with the sun! So cool! Perfect when camping for sure.

  2. Tairalyn

    August 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Lightroom presets CHANGED. MY. LIFE.

  3. Tara

    August 25, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Those presets are SO GOOD!! Great job!

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