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, [...]

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 met up with […]

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.

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

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! ...

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 other projects or […]

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 about them in […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Purely For Enjoyement

Photography is a funny thing. We start doing it, fall in love with it, and never want to stop. I've been a photographer since high school, have traveled around the world with my camera, and I'm always plotting the next "big thing". One of my other hobbies is pottery. I'm quite serious about it, and recently converted ...