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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
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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 had a quick […]

By |March 31st, 2015|6 Comments
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What’s In My Camera Bag: Thailand Trip

At this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll be spending a few days in the big city before jumping on a domestic flight to Chiang Mai, where Michael Bonocore and […]

By |March 5th, 2015|5 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), and the fact […]

By |February 26th, 2015|10 Comments
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New Release! The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects

I just released a brand-new product today, The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects! As many of you know, I'm a fan of onOne and have created training on their products in the past. This comprehensive [...]
By |February 19th, 2015|22 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|0 Comments
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Photographic Composition: Using the Corners of the Frame

When photographing an image with some type of line, path, or object that will go out of my frame, my very first instinct is to find a way to push it towards one of the corners...
By |February 11th, 2015|0 Comments

“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 results. So I […]

By |February 1st, 2015|2 Comments