Photography 101

My Favorite Photo Editing Tools

As a professional photographer for 13 years and over a 100 weddings photographed, I’ve used my fair share of editing software and photoshop actions. These are a just a few of my favorite editing tools and the results they render.


With the fast moving techno age we’re in right now, many professional cameras are available now to you, the non-professional. But as I too often hear from so many of you, “I have a new camera, but I’m not sure what to do with it.” so many dials, buttons and settings, but you’re still only using the basic, fully automatic mode because you don’t know what all those buttons are used for. Sound familiar?


I’m so excited to have received an email from one of the girls over at BlogHer announcing that one of my blog posts is a Featured Member Blog Posts. BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media.  BlogHer is the largest community of women who blog.  Engaged, influential […]


A Quickie Post

March 21, 2011

in Family, Personal

I have so much to blog about and so little time to do it!  For now, here’s a few of the blog posts I’m currently working on. *Hitting a Running Plateau *I’ve signed up for my first official 5K. *Organizing My Coupons (and an updated look at my stockpile) *An ABC’S Facts Posts about Yours […]


I thought it would be fun to post a Before and After Series each week detailing how I edit my photos. This week I’m using a picture of my Shelby as she participated in her school pageant. This is a straight out of camera (SOOC) shot. Here are the stats: 50mm/f 1.4 (this is the […]


Now that you’ve improved your photographic skills and knowledge, I bet you’ve commented, or rather pleaded to your spouse that you now need new equipment.   “But honey, I really neeeeed a new camera….” I know you’ve said it; don’t try to deny it.  The reason I know so well, is ’cause I’ve used the same […]


Composition. This is a tough one. It shouldn’t be really, but for me, it’s a tough subject. Why? A couple of reasons, really. For one, there seem to be rules about composition and I’m just not good at following rules. Many of you have probably heard of the Rule of Thirds.  I totally get that […]


While this is a tender subject amongst professionals, I’m here only to give my opinion and offer information on the difference between the two shooting formats. Someone mentioned to me the other day that that did in fact take some images that day in the RAW format, but “couldn’t tell any difference in the image […]

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