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Say Hello to Ello: My Thoughts on the Newest Social Media Site

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In case you haven't heard, there's a new social media site in town: Ello. It's still a baby, just a few months old, and I just got my invite a few days ago from my hubby, Brian Matiash. You can request an invite on their site (left side of the page from that link) ... or get lucky and have someone send you one! ...

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Stop Feeling Guilty

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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 other projects or activities. Or, maybe the inspiration is just not there.

Whatever it is, it’s time off from […]

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Using Vinyl Backgrounds for Food Photography

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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 about them in another article here on the blog, Food Props and Styling Resources for Photographers. The past […]

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

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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 ...

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Free Texture Set Download!

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Starting today, I'm giving away a free texture set to all of my newsletter subscribers! The set consists of ten JPEG texture files, and can be downloaded simply by signing up for my newsletter.

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Free Lightroom Develop Presets: “Daisy”

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I just released a brand-new FREE mini preset pack over in the Nicolesy Store! These presets are similar to each other but with subtle tonal differences between them. Click here to go to the product page and download the preset ... for free!

Food Photography

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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 ...

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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...

Lightroom & Photoshop

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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 ...

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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.