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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
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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