Five Tips to Grow Your Photography Business

There are many things that you need to consider when starting a photography business, such as what you want to photograph, a name for your business, etc. In some ways, those are the easy parts, since we have full control over building our portfolio and our website, or even getting a logo perfectly designed to suit our tastes...

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...

Free Texture Set Download!

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.

Moab Workshop: October 9-12, 2014

I'm happy to announce that I will be the guest instructor at a workshop in Moab, Utah, this October! The workshop is run through The Digital Photo Workshops, and I'll be joined by photographers Rob Sylvan and Randy Van Duinen ...

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...

Only Today

It's easy to get wrapped up in worry about what's next. Looming deadlines, clients awaiting photos, bills due. All of these things, and (oh so many) more will always be there, always beckoning to us from the future, reminding us that they exist. And they will always exist. So, what happens when...

My Top 20 Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently published an article showing some of my top 20 Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. In this post I would like to complement it by sharing my favorite Lightroom shortcuts! One of the best things about Lightroom is the ability to zip around quickly to organize and process photographs, and using keyboard keyboard shortcuts makes even easier to simplify your workflow.

Free Lightroom Develop Presets: “Daisy”

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!

onOne Software for Food Photography (Plus a Free Preset!)

Just the other day, someone on Twitter asked me if I use onOne Software for my food photography. My answer was that yes, I do! The great thing about onOne Software's products is that they are fully customizable ...

Watermelon Fruit Salad: Behind the Scenes

It’s been one-and-a-half weeks since the movers hauled our stuff into our new home, and we are about 90% moved in. Unpacking my office is usually one of my top priorities (after the kitchen), but I will be having shelves added to my walls within the next month or so and need to wait for the space before I unpack my dishes […]