10 Lightroom Tools to Make Your Workflow Speedy Fast Like Flash

I started using Lightroom and my workflow sped up. Then I made shortcuts a habit which sped it up even more (there’s a free cheatsheet if you click over). Now, I’m talking about the Lightroom tools I use that make my workflow that much more speedy. All these habits put together cut down my time […]

Capturing a Day in the Life: Using Vision

You can shoot a day in the life without a vision, but you may find the stories aren’t there or are hard to decipher. There were some photos this month I’d like to use for my day in the life, but I found I forgot my vision. Those photos fell flat for me. I’m unsure […]

Vulnerability, Photo Critiques, and 5 Reasons Why You Should

I belong to a portfolio building group. A group where we critique each other’s photos and portfolios so we can build a better portfolio. We are a mixed bag of skill level, styles and genres. There’s also one or two photographers who’ve built a serious portfolio and now own that skill. But they’re there to […]

My Product Photography and Still Life Set Up

I love seeing how other people shoot. It’s something about peeking into another photographer’s set up and back story. Maybe it’s that peek behind the curtain or maybe I hope I’ll learn something I can use in my own shooting. Either way, I always enjoy it. With that in mind, I thought you’d want to […]

How I Sped Up My Lightroom Workflow

I had one of those editing sessions yesterday. You might know what I’m talking about – those that take an hour or more to only get through a handful of photos. Last night, it was my own fault – I was trying out new techniques and trying to integrate them with what I already do. […]

Storytelling with A Day in the Life: July

Photographs are powerful storytellers. There are great photos that are pretty or interesting, but often the photo that tells a story tugs at most of us. The ones that make you laugh, feel happy or sad, or the ones that make you sit there and think. You might know the ones where you find you’ve […]

5 Must-Know Tips For Phone Photos You’ll Love to Share

I love looking at my feed on Instagram. Seriously love it because I follow a lot of amazing people who have gorgeous photos and feeds. Yet, when it comes to posting I’m always hesitant. Hesitant because I’m unsure of my art, my own photos, and if each photo meshes with my style so my feed […]

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Do you have a folder full of ebooks, magazines and classes on your art sitting there waiting for you to open and read? Do you spend more time than you need soaking up information and tutorials? Do you make list after list of everything you need and want to do? Then you look at that […]

The Notebook: I’m Here

It’s been a little while since I really posted – like really posted.  I worked on other things and had a lot happen. But the result is a brand new website, new offerings in the works, and a total transition! So I am here. Working behind the scenes and of course capturing images. I do […]

Day in the Life – June

I’m back! More on that in next week’s post. I plan on regularly getting a post out once a week now and I’ve got them all lined up for the next three months. Even written several of them already 😉 Today, I’m sliding in with my Day in the Life from June. I haven’t posted […]