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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|1 Comment
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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
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Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera Files?

Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support my files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on [...]
By |January 25th, 2015|0 Comments
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Explore the Elements Photo Contest!

Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers (that's you!) to showcase the images you’ve captured on your travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of these elements.
By |January 19th, 2015|11 Comments
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Posting Instagram Images Directly to Twitter

Back in the day, Instagram photos used to show up in our Twitter feed. That changed several months after Instagram was bought out by Facebook in April of 2012, and images were no longer appearing in the stream. Instead, if a photo is shared through Twitter ...
By |January 15th, 2015|1 Comment

Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers)

In this video, Nicole shows how to use some of the new masking features inside of onOne's Perfect Photo Suite 9 using Perfect Layers.
By |January 10th, 2015|4 Comments

How I Find Inspiration [Video]

Here's a shortened version of my "How I Find Inspiration" video that I recently posted over on Patreon. Enjoy!
By |January 4th, 2015|0 Comments
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Growth and Opportunity

It's official, we have arrived at 2015! This past year for me was filled with change and rejuvenation. Brian and I moved back to Portland [...]
By |January 1st, 2015|1 Comment
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Limiting Your Photography to Fuel Inspiration

I struggle with finding inspiration on a regular basis. I think that we all feel this way at times; we want to create, but the flame of inspiration is just not burning. This article is an excerpt from my eBook, The Inspired Photographer, in which I share [...]
By |December 27th, 2014|0 Comments