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Frozen Hot Chocolate: Behind the Scenes

Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don’t necessarily […]

By |December 14th, 2014|0 Comments

The Basics of Long Exposure Water Photography

Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph something that was [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|4 Comments

Food Photography: Don’t Ignore the Background

When photographing food, I'm very particular about everything that goes in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the scene together. I typically set everything up ahead of time, even before the food is cooked, so that things are ready to go well ahead of time.

By |December 1st, 2014|1 Comment

Ten Food Photography Tips While Dining at a Restaurant

I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are images of food I have cooked and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn't stop me from wanting to photograph food while ...

By |October 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Sharpening Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras & lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is out of the camera, the process of sharpening has really just begun. And because I use Lightroom for nearly every single photograph I process, ...

By |October 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Camera Bags: A Rant of Frustration from a Woman’s Perspective

I'm a woman, and I like purses and bags. I am also a photographer, and so with that I tend to collect lots of cool bags. Yay, bags! I have more than I will use, [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|10 Comments

Why We Should Stop Worrying About Other Photographers

Just a few weeks ago, I got up at the crack of dawn and went to Trillium Lake with a few other photographers, intent on photographing the sunrise. Soon after we got there, we […]

By |October 9th, 2014|0 Comments

I’m Off to a Photography Workshop in Moab, Utah!

I'm super excited to be the guest instructor at a workshop in Moab, Utah this weekend. I've been to Arches twice and was in awe of the amazing rock formations that seem to come out of nowhere! It is truly a photographer's paradise.

By |October 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Using Vinyl Backgrounds for Food Photography

Recently, Ink & Elm sent me a few of their backgrounds (free of charge) to try out with my food photography. I have used their product in the past and had posted […]

By |September 18th, 2014|2 Comments

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 ...

By |September 14th, 2014|1 Comment

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 ...

By |August 27th, 2014|6 Comments

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...

By |July 31st, 2014|0 Comments