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LIGHT
STORIES II

Writings on Photography and Inspiration

By Nicole S. Young

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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
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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 really great new […]

By |April 21st, 2015|0 Comments
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Lightroom: Importing and Backing Up While Traveling

When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two to three different locations. After all, I am usually traveling because of photography [...]
By |April 20th, 2015|1 Comment
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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  eBook be available […]

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 think of that […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|3 Comments