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Photoshop Painting with Light, or Dodge & Burn Technique #5

November 15, 2013 - In this video I demonstrate how you can use Blend Modes like "Color Dodge" and "Color Burn" to add some extra punch to y...
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Columbia River Gorge

April 24, 2013 - I've always wanted to visit the Columbia River Gorge in northern Oregon, especially to photograph the many waterfalls th...
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Art in the Pines

April 21, 2013 - I'd like to invite you to visit me at the Art in the Pines Spring Art Festival and Sale, Saturday & Sunday May 4th & 5th...
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Grand Falls Arizona Photo Op

April 06, 2013 - Over the Easter holiday I had the chance to visit Grand Falls about 35 miles NE of Flagstaff, AZ on the Navajo Reservati...
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Anza-Borrego Photography Workshop

February 28, 2013 - Update: March 12 2013 -- Alas, the Big Horn Sheep didn't make an appearence but we had a nice turn out with some great f...
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Winter/Spring 2013 Photography Workshops

February 27, 2013 - I have been remiss about making timely posts to my blog. I have dozens of reasons, but most are uninteresting. Therefore...
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IEPC Night Photography Workshop

December 17, 2012 - I had the pleasure of leading the Night Photography Workshop on Coronado Island for the Inland Empire Photo Club this pa...
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Shutterbug Magazine October 2012

September 06, 2012 - For the first week of October 2012... I'm pleased to announce that my Monument Valley at dawn photo was selected as the...
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Photographer's Rights

August 20, 2012 - When it comes to photographer’s rights, there is actually quite a bit shutterbugs need to know. For example, when it com...
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This 1st Week in June

June 06, 2012 - This first week in June is, and has been, pretty busy for me. The Introduction to the Landscape & Nature Photography cla...
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A Busy May

May 18, 2012 - It's been a very busy few weeks. The Bernardo Winery Spring Art & Craft Show was a big success. I met lots of people exc...
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35th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair

May 09, 2012 - I'll be showing and selling my latest prints this Mother's Day weekend at the Bernardo Winery's 35th Annual Arts & Craft...
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Why I Use Filters On Digital Cameras

March 19, 2012 - In these days of digital post-production software like Adobe Photoshop, is it really necessary to use filters? After all...
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Dealing with Len's Flare

March 17, 2012 - Following the recent Sunset Workshop, I got a question about how to deal with annoying sun spots (i.e, len's flare) that...
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Tips for Shooting Sunsets

February 16, 2012 - Images of Sunsets are one of those iconic American landscape scenes that seems universally pleasing to just about everyo...
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IEPC Field Trip Workshop

February 06, 2012 - Although we had to postpone our first field trip workshop attempt due to bad weather, we were eventually graced with a s...
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Timing is Everything

January 12, 2012 - Although I haven't traveled afar this week, it has been a busy and rewarding one. Last Thursday I had the privilege of g...
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Twilight, Dusk, & Night Photography

December 29, 2011 - For some reason I've had several inquires lately about how I do Twilight and/or Night Photography. Perhaps it's all the...
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December 2011, Week 3

December 19, 2011 - On one hand, commercial shoots are down due to the holidays. On the other, I've been busy developing some photography cl...
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Photoshop Dodge and Burn Series, Tip #3 (Easy)

November 30, 2011 - In this Dodge & Burn tip, we are going to use a very simple technique to paint with light via a Photoshop blend mode. Th...
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Night HDR Photography

November 17, 2011 - Last night's (November 16 2011) Night HDR Photo Shoot of San Diego's skyline, hosted by Stephen Burns, was a great succe...
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Gallery 21 at Spanish Village Art Center

November 17, 2011 - Update: We finished hanging the show Tuesday evening, and it looks great! The Artist Reception is this Friday November 1...
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34th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair This Weekend

October 13, 2011 - Please join me at the 34th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair being held at the Bernardo Winery, from 10am to 4pm this Satur...
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Genesis

October 06, 2011 - I just returned from a vacation and photography trip to Hawaii where I took over 2 thousand images. Most were on the Big...
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Shapes of Nature Show & Reception

September 09, 2011 - Please join me this Saturday September 10th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shapes of Nature Innerspace Gallery Reception...
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Turning Photos into Paintings

August 30, 2011 - I love creating art (ie, paintings) from photography, although arguably photography is art. This can be as simple as app...
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August 2011, Week 2

August 20, 2011 - I thought I'd post some results of my last Zion trip. Unfortunately, I didn't achieve my goal of getting shots of the Su...
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Zion National Park

August 01, 2011 - It's hard not to take a great shot in Zion National Park. Perhaps that's one reason I like going back there so often. I'...
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Photoshop Dodge and Burn Series, Tip #2 (Advanced)

June 14, 2011 - This tip, using Smart Objects, is just awesome; and I owe thanks to Theresa Jackson of The Photo Arts Group for sharing...
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Dangerous Beauty

June 11, 2011 - I love to photograph waterfalls; especially with a neutral density filter which allows for longer shutter speeds to blur...
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Stock Photography

June 04, 2011 - Micro Stock Agencies have forever changed the stock photo industry in may ways. On the positive side, it has opened up c...
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Photoshop Dodge and Burn Series, Tip #1

May 11, 2011 - One of the reasons I wanted to start a photography blog was to share with family, friends and others, some of the techni...
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34th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair this weekend

May 05, 2011 - If you are in the San Diego area this Mother's Day Weekend, May 7th & 8th come visit the 34th Annual Spring Arts & Craft...
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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

April 28, 2011 - Inspired by a photo in the May 2011 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine by Michael Frye, I traveled 500 miles out of...
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San Diego County Fair

April 16, 2011 - The deadline is approaching for submitting images to this year's 2011 San Diego County Fair Photography Competition and...
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April 2011, Week 2

April 15, 2011 - The number of real estate virtual tours are up considerably, unfortunately the number of sale closings haven't improved.
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