Photography

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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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Don’t Stop

For the past three months my husband and I have been making strides to improve our health. We're eating better and exercising regularly, intent on losing weight and becoming stronger. So far, we have both seen success, and we're still going strong. My husband, for example, has lost nearly 30 pounds! He's doing such a wonderful job and I am so proud of him [...]
By |May 12th, 2015|2 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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A Tree in the Forest

Sometimes I feel like I am a photo-hoarder. I travel, create photographs, and then they just sit and collect virtual dust in my Lightroom catalog. It's sort of like the old saying: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
By |April 25th, 2015|0 Comments
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Check Out the New Features in Lightroom CC!

This morning Adobe announced their brand-new version of Lightroom! And I just published an article over on Photofocus that lists the new features, along with some screen-shots to go with it. There are some […]

By |April 21st, 2015|0 Comments
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Why I Write More eBooks and Fewer Print Books

Every so often I will get a question that goes something like this: “Will you be making another print version of your book?” Or, “Will the [insert eBook name […]

By |April 18th, 2015|2 Comments
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How to use Photoshop to Remove Tourists from Photographs

If you have traveled to anywhere considered "touristy", then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people [...]
By |April 16th, 2015|2 Comments
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Listen To Your Gut

I have a personal rule I follow when I travel, especially when I'm in Asia: I get an early start. Sure, I have my moments when I need to sleep in, but it's just after sunrise when things are at their best [...]
By |April 12th, 2015|0 Comments
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The “In-Between”, Part 2

Early today I was thinking about something that I knew could be summed up in a blog post. And when writing blog posts, the title is a big deal. The only title I could […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|3 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