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Now Shipping! Food Photography: Second Edition

My newest book is now shipping! In 2010, I wrote the first edition of this book. At the time, there were only a handful of books about food photography, and I wanted to make an easy-to-understand guide for users of all levels [...]
By |August 3rd, 2015|0 Comments
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New Partner Announcement: Adobe

I have been using Adobe products for about as long as I can remember being a photographer. As a teenager, I got my first taste of Photoshop while working at a photographer’s studio, where […]

By |July 21st, 2015|6 Comments
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Food Photography: Back, Side, and Front Light

The direction of your light is incredibly important when photographing food. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one […]

By |July 20th, 2015|0 Comments
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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|1 Comment
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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|1 Comment

“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