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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 I scanned negatives and […]

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 that is just […]

By |July 20th, 2015|0 Comments
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Don’t Let Them Crush You

Photographers are a fickle bunch. In many ways, we can be supportive, kind, and well-intentioned towards other photographers. I like to think that we all want to help others succeed and enjoy themselves, but unfortunately, […]

By |June 29th, 2015|12 Comments
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Ten

This month marks my blog's tenth anniversary. I started out slow, with no purpose other than to share photos and my experiences. Who knew it would grow to what it has become! ...
By |June 28th, 2015|3 Comments
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My Impressions: Comparing the Canon 6D with the 5D Mark III

About a month ago I purchased a Canon 6D to try it out with my landscape and travel photography. I have been using the 5D Mark III ever since it was released, and while it’s a great […]

By |June 4th, 2015|9 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 that I would […]

By |May 20th, 2015|1 Comment
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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|3 Comments
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New eBook Release: Light Stories II

I'm super excited to announce the release of my newest project, Light Stories II! In 2012 I self-published my very first eBook, Light Stories. My goal in writing that book was to teach myself the art of self-publishing, including how to do basic design and layout in order to create a beautiful publication [...]
By |May 11th, 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 HDR images inside of […]

By |April 25th, 2015|9 Comments