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Lightroom Mobile for iPad & iPhone

By |July 21st, 2014|

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

By |July 20th, 2014|

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...

GPS for Photographers

By |July 17th, 2014|

I share a lot of "behind the lens" photographs on my Instagram page, and one of the questions I get most frequently is "what's that thing on top of your camera?". The answer is that it's the Canon GPE-12, a small GPS device that sits on the hotshoe of my canon 5D Mark III. When turned on, it logs the information and embeds it directly into the metadata of my photograph, making it possible to view where each photograph was taken in software or on photo-sharing websites.

Happy Independence Day!

By |July 4th, 2014|

It's Independence Day here in the US, and I'm spending the weekend with my family in Nebraska. My brother always puts on a good at-home fireworks show, and it's a great holiday to spend quality time with everyone. Freedom sure is pretty awesome. :)

Different Tools = Different Perspectives

By |June 9th, 2014|

I photograph a lot of food for my stock portfolio. Many of the images I have photographed were planned out, however, some of them are spur-of-the-moment images after cooking something beautiful. Recently, I made a blueberry French toast breakfast for me and my husband...

Photographing Just the Sky for Composites

By |May 30th, 2014|

A few months back I was outside walking my dog, and just as I was approaching my house I could not help but notice the amazing clouds up in the sky. Where I was living (at the time) we would rarely get good cloud-filled skies, so I tend to take notice when there is something other than a blank blue sky...

Batch-Applying Presets using Lightroom

By |May 27th, 2014|

For those of you who use Lightroom, you are probably familiar with Develop presets and how to use them. However, something that has baffled me for quite some time is how to batch-apply a preset to a large group of photographs. The most common answer is always to process one photograph (or apply a preset to it) and then...

Using Lightroom to Select Lenses for Travel

By |May 4th, 2014|

Whenever I do any type of travel, whether it's domestic or overseas, I always joke that it's difficult for photographers to not look like traveling hoarders. After all, along with the standard luggage (for me, that's one normal-sized suitcase and a small carry-on), we also have our camera gear to deal with...

Scratch the Itch

By |May 1st, 2014|

We all have it from time to time, a giant burst of inspiration and motivation that makes us jump out of our seats and create, make, or invent something. The moment when all […]

My Top 20 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

By |April 20th, 2014|

When it comes to post-processing a photograph, I like to work efficiently. I am definitely a fan-girl of the "work smarter, not harder" belief, and one way to do this inside of Photoshop is through the use of keyboard shortcuts...

A Fresh Set of Eyes

By |April 12th, 2014|

As we progress as artists, one of the most difficult things to master is the editing process. By "editing" I am not referring to post-processing, but rather the selection process of what photos we like and will print, add to our portfolio, or share online. Being a good editor means we recognize the good from the bad, which is more difficult when it is our own work...

Photographers: Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Insured

By |April 8th, 2014|

Being a photographer, whether as a hobbyist or a professional, requires us to have gear. Much of that gear is expensive, be it cameras, lenses, tripods, and even some accessories. Due to the nature of our work, we will oftentimes be out-and-about with our camera equipment, which involves the risk of losing our gear, ...

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