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Build Your Brand

When I look back on how I have built my business and where it is today, I have very few regrets. There were many roads, back alleys, and pit-stops on the path from where I started [...]

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Review: Evie Camera Bag from Aide de Camp

Not long ago I received the Evie bag from Aide De Camp to test out and review. I spent some quality time with this bag and wanted to share my thoughts! For those of you who follow my blog, you may already be aware of my frustrations with "girl" camera bags. Spoiler alert: this bag was a nice surprise! Keep reading to find out more.

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Looking Back on 2015

2015 was a pretty full year. I traveled, had some new experiences, and continued to grow the success of my online business. Overall, things are going really well! Sure, not everything went as planned, but it was [...]

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Waterfalls & Waves

It's no coincidence that I live in the Pacific Northwest. I moved out here for two reasons: the photographic opportunities, and the cool, rainy weather. The plethora of waterfalls in and around the Columbia River Gorge mean I always have a beautiful subject to photograph, along with a nice, long coastline, which is only a 1.5 hour drive from my home in Portland [...]

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 tool, where you [...]

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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 trip. In past [...]

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Departure

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 cohesive body of [...]

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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 borders that are [...]

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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 [...]

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 I hope to [...]