Latourell Falls

This has been an interesting summer. Brian and I moved to Portland in April to escape the always-warm and zero-cloud skies of the South Bay in California, and so far we have only had blue skies and heat here in Portland! Oh, the irony. Anyone who knows me understands how much I despise ...

How to Self-Publish an eBook

Just a few months ago I just published my third self-published eBook, and I'm currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be "photographer", but the "author" in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating ...

Purely For Enjoyement

Photography is a funny thing. We start doing it, fall in love with it, and never want to stop. I've been a photographer since high school, have traveled around the world with my camera, and I'm always plotting the next "big thing". One of my other hobbies is pottery. I'm quite serious about it, and recently converted ...

Tips on Photographing with an Infrared-Converted Camera

I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time. So I contacted the folks at LensRentals.com, one of the sponsors over on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II ...

Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon...

The Joys of Landscape Photography

Join me, Brian Matiash, Rob Sylvan and Randy Van Duinen in just a few hours for an online video hangout all about landscape photography! We will share tips, insights, planning, and more throughout the event...

The “Creative Control II” Preset Pack – Now Available!

I am very excited to announce a brand-new product in my store, the Creative Control II Preset Pack! This pack comes with over 100 presets to use on any type of image and file type inside of Lightroom or Photoshop (ACR), and is a great way to refine a photograph ...

Removing Glare with a Circular Polarizer Filter

When photographing water, it can oftentimes be a good idea to tame the reflections with a circular polarizer filter. A circular polarizer is a filter that rotates on the front of your lens, allowing you to cut through reflections in water and glass. ...

Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone

Not long ago, Adobe released an app for the iPad. But with their most recent update to the Creative Cloud, Lightroom Mobile just got a whole lot better. Since the update, I have been playing with the apps on my iPad and iPhone, and wanted to share some of my findings.

Slow and Steady

Just a few days ago, I came home from a short stay at the hospital, where I had the pleasure of minor surgery to remove my appendix. It was about as pleasant of an experience I could have possibly had at the hospital, and I was even able to come home the evening after surgery...