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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

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.

By |July 21st, 2014|1 Comment

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...

By |July 20th, 2014|1 Comment

GPS for Photographers

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 ...

By |July 17th, 2014|0 Comments