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This month marks my blog's tenth anniversary. I started out slow, with no purpose other than to share photos and my experiences. Who knew it would grow to what it has become! ...
By |June 28th, 2015|3 Comments
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My Impressions: Comparing the Canon 6D with the 5D Mark III

About a month ago I purchased a Canon 6D to try it out with my landscape and travel photography. I have been using the 5D Mark III ever since it was released, and while it’s a great […]

By |June 4th, 2015|9 Comments
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Improve Your Landscape Photographs with These Ten Tips

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers, myself included. The enjoyment I get when photographing landscapes stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would […]

By |May 20th, 2015|1 Comment
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Don’t Stop

For the past three months my husband and I have been making strides to improve our health. We're eating better and exercising regularly, intent on losing weight and becoming stronger. So far, we have both seen success, and we're still going strong. My husband, for example, has lost nearly 30 pounds! He's doing such a wonderful job and I am so proud of him [...]
By |May 12th, 2015|3 Comments
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New eBook Release: Light Stories II

I'm super excited to announce the release of my newest project, Light Stories II! In 2012 I self-published my very first eBook, Light Stories. My goal in writing that book was to teach myself the art of self-publishing, including how to do basic design and layout in order to create a beautiful publication [...]
By |May 11th, 2015|2 Comments
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The Return to Gorton Creek

This past weekend I went to Gorton Creek with an awesome group of photographer friends. Nick Wrzesinski, the amazing bearded man from SmugMug, was in town, so we treated him to an exceptional outing of moss, waterfalls, and some pretty decent (and death-defying) hiking [...]
By |April 28th, 2015|1 Comment
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How to Easily Manage HDR Files in Lightroom CC

If you are a Lightroom user, you probably are aware that Lightroom has recently been updated (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to merge HDR images inside of […]

By |April 25th, 2015|9 Comments
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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