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Improve Your Landscape Photographs with These Ten Tips

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers, myself included. The enjoyment I get when photographing landscapes stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image […]

By |May 20th, 2015|0 Comments
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The Return to Gorton Creek

This past weekend I went to Gorton Creek with an awesome group of photographer friends. Nick Wrzesinski, the amazing bearded man from SmugMug, was in town, so we treated him to an exceptional outing of moss, waterfalls, and some pretty decent (and death-defying) hiking [...]
By |April 28th, 2015|1 Comment
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How to Easily Manage HDR Files in Lightroom CC

If you are a Lightroom user, you probably are aware that Lightroom has recently been updated (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to merge […]

By |April 25th, 2015|9 Comments
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I’m Back From Thailand!

A little over a week ago I came home to Portland from a two-week trip in Thailand, leading a workshop alongside Michael Bonocore with The Giving Lens. A few days after I was home I […]

By |March 31st, 2015|6 Comments
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Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking...
By |March 1st, 2015|0 Comments
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Taking a Second Chance with the Fuji X-T1

Not long ago, I purchased a Fuji X-T1. At first, I was in love. The retro feel, knobs I could change exposure settings with (I’m not much of a fan of all-digital settings), […]

By |February 26th, 2015|10 Comments
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Want Great Travel Photos? Get up Early!

I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a “morning person”, but when I travel my alarm is almost always set to wake me up before the sun rises. Whether it’s to photograph landscapes and nature [...]
By |February 13th, 2015|0 Comments

“Nicolesygram” in Hawaii

A few weeks ago I picked up a Fuji Instax Wide 300 instant camera from Photojojo. I have a few vintage Polaroid cameras, and love playing around with them, but oftentimes would get inconsistent […]

By |February 1st, 2015|2 Comments

How I Find Inspiration [Video]

Here's a shortened version of my "How I Find Inspiration" video that I recently posted over on Patreon. Enjoy!
By |January 4th, 2015|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 […]

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
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Food Photography: Don’t Ignore the Background

When photographing food, I'm very particular about everything that goes in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the scene together. I typically set everything up ahead of time, even before the food is cooked, so that things are ready to go well ahead of time.
By |December 1st, 2014|1 Comment