Photography

Stop Feeling Guilty

Whether you are a full-time photographer or a weekend-warrior, there will be times when you take a break. Maybe the weather is crappy so you’ve stayed indoors, or you are immersed in […]

By |September 19th, 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|1 Comment

Food Photography with the Fuji X-T1

Yesterday I set up the Fuji X-T1 for my first at-home food photographs. I have been carrying this camera around for the past few months and have used it many times to photograph my food at restaurants (mostly for my Yelp account), but this was the first time ...

By |September 17th, 2014|5 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

Tips on Photographing with an Infrared-Converted Camera

I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time. So I contacted the folks at LensRentals.com, one of the sponsors over on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II ...

By |August 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

I recently had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon...

By |August 13th, 2014|0 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

The “Creative Control II” Preset Pack – Now Available!

I am very excited to announce a brand-new product in my store, the Creative Control II Preset Pack! This pack comes with over 100 presets to use on any type of image and file type inside of Lightroom or Photoshop (ACR), and is a great way to refine a photograph ...

By |July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Removing Glare with a Circular Polarizer Filter

When photographing water, it can oftentimes be a good idea to tame the reflections with a circular polarizer filter. A circular polarizer is a filter that rotates on the front of your lens, allowing you to cut through reflections in water and glass. ...

By |July 24th, 2014|1 Comment

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

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