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Canva for Photographers

Canva has become my new favorite go-to website for design resources and inspiration. They have an excellent blog for designers, with plenty of content that I have found to be very educational. But their most impressive feature is the design [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|0 Comments
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What’s In My Bag: Italy

I am on the tail-end of a two week trip to Venice, Cinque Terre, and Florence, and wanted to share the gear I brought along with me (and actually used) on my [...]

By |November 14th, 2015|5 Comments
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This past week I was in Venice, Italy, with Brian and three other amazing photographers. I attended  David DuChemin's "portfolio series" workshop, where the goal is to come away from the trip with a [...]

By |November 8th, 2015|7 Comments

New Preset Pack: ON1 Hundred

New Release! I just released a brand-new preset pack in my store, the ON1 Hundred preset pack filled with 100 presets for ON1 Effects*! This pack also includes textures, sky overlays, and [...]

By |October 7th, 2015|0 Comments
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Food Photography Book Giveaway!

Starting today, I am teaming up with Peachpit to give away five copies of my brand-new book, Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (2nd Edition)! Read this post for more information [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|1 Comment
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Photographing Mount Rainier with the Fuji X-T1

A few weeks ago I decided to take a short trip to Mount Rainier. The last time I was in the park was in 2012, but now that I live about three hours away [...]

By |September 12th, 2015|19 Comments
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The 5DayDeal Is Back!

It's that time again for the BIGGEST photography bundle sale of the year! I've been participating in the 5DayDeal since the beginning, and have to say that this is the best deal you can get for educational photography products. [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|0 Comments
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Embracing Your Competition

If you are in business, especially if you are self-employed, odds are that you aren't the only person trying to make money in your field of work. Whether you are a wedding [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|4 Comments
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#StayOutThere Wrap-Up and Giveaway Winner

The 10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge is over, and I have to say I had a lot of fun watching all of your entries pour through. I've posted some of my favorites at the [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|0 Comments
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The Guilty Photographer

We have all lived this moment in our lives. When the dust starts to settle on your camera, or you haven't unpacked your gear from that photo-shoot you did one month ago. And [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|2 Comments
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Keep Sharing Your #StayOutThere Photos!

On Monday I announced the start of a fun photography challenge, the "10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge". Today is "Day 4", so we still have 6 days left to go, so I wanted to share some of the beautiful photos I have seen along the way! You guys and gals are doing a great job, keep it up :)

By |August 27th, 2015|2 Comments
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Are Female Photographers Underrepresented?

My husband, Brian Matiash, and I are both full-time self-employed photographers (or, to be more accurate, photo-educators). Yet we have completely separate businesses, separate websites, and we do a lot of our own individual travel [...]

By |August 26th, 2015|37 Comments