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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, 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.

By |July 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Happy Independence Day!

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. :)

By |July 4th, 2014|2 Comments

Different Tools = Different Perspectives

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...

By |June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Photographing Just the Sky for Composites

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...

By |May 30th, 2014|1 Comment

Batch-Applying Presets using Lightroom

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...

By |May 27th, 2014|2 Comments

Using Lightroom to Select Lenses for Travel

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...

By |May 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Scratch the Itch

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 […]

By |May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

My Top 20 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

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...

By |April 20th, 2014|1 Comment

A Fresh Set of Eyes

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...

By |April 12th, 2014|3 Comments