Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera Files?

Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support my files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on [...]

By |January 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Explore the Elements Photo Contest!

Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers (that's you!) to showcase the images you’ve captured on your travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of these elements.

By |January 19th, 2015|7 Comments

Posting Instagram Images Directly to Twitter

Back in the day, Instagram photos used to show up in our Twitter feed. That changed several months after Instagram was bought out by Facebook in April of 2012, and images were no longer appearing in the stream. Instead, if a photo is shared through Twitter ...

By |January 15th, 2015|1 Comment

Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers)

In this video, Nicole shows how to use some of the new masking features inside of onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 9 using Perfect Layers.

By |January 10th, 2015|4 Comments

How I Find Inspiration [Video]

Here's a shortened version of my "How I Find Inspiration" video that I recently posted over on Patreon. Enjoy!

By |January 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Growth and Opportunity

It's official, we have arrived at 2015! This past year for me was filled with change and rejuvenation. Brian and I moved back to Portland [...]

By |January 1st, 2015|1 Comment

Limiting Your Photography to Fuel Inspiration

I struggle with finding inspiration on a regular basis. I think that we all feel this way at times; we want to create, but the flame of inspiration is just not burning. This article is an excerpt from my eBook, The Inspired Photographer, in which I share [...]

By |December 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Using Dropbox to Transfer Mobile Photos to Lightroom

If you're like me, you probably take a lot of photos and video with your mobile phone. The images I get with my iPhone are what I call my "memory" images; they're not always the most pretty, but they document and record [...]

By |December 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Drobo

I've been using Drobo for quite some time, now. In fact, I can barely remember the "old days" when I used a standard hard-drive and didn't have the advantage of drive-swapping, redundant backup, and more [...]

By |December 22nd, 2014|1 Comment

Why I Canceled Exclusivity with iStock

If you have been following my work for the past several years, you are probably already aware that I have been very involved with microstock photography. In fact, getting started with microstock is what […]

By |December 19th, 2014|17 Comments

Lightroom Quick Tip: The Painter Tool

One of my favorite features in Lightroom also seems to be one that is typically under-appreciated. Have you ever noticed that little paint-can icon in the toolbar below your photos in the Library module? ...

By |December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Ten Gifts for Photographers Under $100

The holidays are upon us, but there’s nothing like some last-minute shopping to get the blood pumping! If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life, or […]

By |December 18th, 2014|0 Comments