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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
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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
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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
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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 jump-started my career […]

By |December 19th, 2014|18 Comments
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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
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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 just want to […]

By |December 18th, 2014|0 Comments
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My 10 Favorite Filters in onOne’s Perfect Effects 9

This article was originally posted on

One of the things I love about Perfect Effects inside of the new onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is the ability to stack more than one filter, […]

By |December 18th, 2014|3 Comments
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Don’t Ignore the Ordinary

This article was originally posted on Photofocus.

Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic […]

By |December 16th, 2014|0 Comments
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Frozen Hot Chocolate: Behind the Scenes

Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don’t necessarily consider myself a […]

By |December 14th, 2014|3 Comments
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The Basics of Long Exposure Water Photography

Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph something that was [...]
By |December 8th, 2014|4 Comments