In this video I show you how I use a hand-painted overlay and apply it to a photo in Photoshop to give the image an organic and hand-painted feel.
We all have it, the tiny voice inside our head, criticizing our every decision. The smug, egotistical artist inside of us, telling us we're not good enough. Lately this voice has been getting louder; maybe it's trying to [...]
From the moment I saw a photo of this blue-painted town—when or where that was I have not the faintest idea—Morocco was added to my travel list. Chefchaouen, a name I couldn’t pronounce properly until a [...]
This week Brian and I will be heading out on a photography trip to Morocco! I've been itching to get out and create more photos for my books, tutorials and my Stocksy collection, and traveling is always the best [...]
Watch me edit a realistic HDR photograph using Aurora HDR and Adobe Lightroom.
It's painful to admit that I don't print enough of my work. I blame it on the lack of wall space in our house (and that my office is almost entirely covered in shelves). :) So when I received an email from Bumblejax asking if I would take a look at one of their products I was intrigued, particularly with the acrylic blocks.
Learn how to process a food photograph in ON1 Photo RAW with this free free preview of my latest eBook and video course, Step by Step with ON1 Photo RAW. This video is one of [...]
When we share our photos online it's usually our intent that the photo is clicked on and viewed full-screen. Most photos will look beautiful printed and mounted on a wall, but the new normal is that the majority of [...]
I just launched my newest training product, Step by Step with ON1 Photo RAW, in the Nicolesy Store! This masterclass eBook and video set is all about the new ON1 Photo RAW software, and contains a [...]
Beautiful, soft, and layered bokeh makes for a magical backdrop. The problem is, unless you are photographing a person in front of a Christmas tree, you may not get the look you want. However you can [...]
Many photographers work from the comfort of their homes. Whether it's to edit and process photos and videos, create invoices, or update their website, a lot can be done while sitting in a home-office. I'm one of these photographers, and I thought [...]
Zoom lenses are great because they allow us to have a wide range of focal lengths contained within one lens. However it is still important to put distance between you and the subject in order to [...]
Last month I had the opportunity to use a pre-production model of the upcoming Fujfilm GFX 50S Medium Format camera. This is not a full in-depth review, but rather some of my observations as I experienced the [...]
One of the most common questions I receive from new photographers is which lens to use when photographing food. When choosing gear there is never a correct choice; it all boils down to the type and size [...]
You did it! You finally got your first real camera. Maybe it's upgrading from your mobile phone to an advanced compact camera, or perhaps you went all out with an SLR or mirrorless. But more important [...]
Photographers love to create beautiful, interesting, and unique photographs. We carry several pounds of gear on our backs through forests and mountains to find beautiful and sought-after scenes. When you finally find something amazing and [...]
One of the coolest things that I have had done with my photographs was to have it hand-painted as an oil painting! I've had the above painting on my wall for a while now (what you [...]
I'm super excited to share my first ever vlog episode! I'm no stranger to making videos, but I wanted to start putting something different together and getting more face-time on the camera. In this episode I show [...]
Last month I had the pleasure of attending Adobe MAX in San Diego, California. It was my first time at this conference, but definitely not my last. Adobe invited me to come along as a “Social Media Insider”, so I got to hang out alongside many of the press to get a closer look at the event [...]
Later this month ON1 will be releasing their newest version of software: ON1 Photo RAW. To celebrate the new release I am offering a FREE training course, all about ON1 Photo! This training is currently [...]