Adobe Features Michael Aboya’s Photo On Lightroom’s Splash Screen

Adobe Features Michael Aboya
Michael Aboya

Ghanaian fine-art and fashion photographer, Michael Aboya’s work has been used as the Splash Screen on the latest Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic.

What this means is, anywhere around the world when someone opens their Lightroom Classic software, they are welcomed first with Michael’s photo.

Considering the fact that Lightroom ranks as the world’s 2nd best photo editing software after Photoshop (also by Adobe), this is such a HUGE feat.


Adobe Lightroom is a creative image organization and image manipulation software developed by Adobe Inc. as part of the Creative Cloud subscription family. It is supported on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and tvOS. Lightroom also gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store, and share your photos across any device.

Truth is, every photographer in the world has either used or heard of Lightroom hence this achievement exposes not only Michael Aboya but Ghana to the entire creative universe especially in Photography.

Michael Aboya also known as Aboya.8, is a fine-art and fashion photographer based in Ghana West Africa whose passion for arts and photography became real at age 19 when he lost his father to cancer in August 2016.

He stopped studying computer programming at the time and used the little savings and funds he had to buy a Canon T3 camera with a Canon EF 70mm – 300mm lens. In early 2017, he started working as a full-time photographer, dedicated to learning and very importantly becoming a better version of himself.

Today, as a visual artist working with photography, Michael’s purpose is to tell stories that inspire, empower and connect with the viewer. His images explore emotions, love and strength through composition, lighting, and subject matter.

Setting international records for Ghana seem to be a specialty for Michael as last year, he won the Best portrait photography 2020, by Agora Images in Spain, Barcelona. He was also adjudged the Author Of the best photograph in the world 2019 with his image dubbed “Songs OF Freedom” – Agora Awards 2019 in Spain, Barcelona.

In 2018 Michael swept Best eyes photography award, Best sound photography award, and Best horse rider Photography award.

Micheal Aboya is currently an Adobe Lightroom Ambassador and has featured and partnered with the likes of BBC, SONY, Forbes, Adobe, Agora Images, NEWSDAY, to mention but a few.

See more of his works on Instagram via @aboya.8, or visit his website

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