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Jealousy is Toxic

If there is one thing I have learned as an artist with an online presence is that years of experience and technical abilities do not always equate to being popular or successful. New photographers with a keen [...]

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Adding a Paper Background in ON1 Photo

In conjunction with Lightroom and Photoshop, I use ON1 Photo very regularly with my post-processing. It's great for masking and basic editing/stylization, but you can also add textures and other effects as well. I put together [...]

Dog Walking For the Soul

Some classic ramblings about work, life, and business. Plus an adorable photo of my pups playing in the park!

The Mask: Creative Layer Masking in ON1 Photo

New Release! The Mask: Creative Layer Masking in ON1 Photo.

Coming Soon: The Mask

Click Here to Learn More I get kind of quiet when I'm working on a new project. If you haven't seen me around online much, now you know why! This eBook and video training has [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]