A Change in Plans

A Change in Plans

What was supposed to be a quick trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park turned out not to be, but with over 15” of fresh snow we made the most of the time spent in the mountains. One of the things I have learned doing photography, especially landscape photography, is that you need to be flexible and not hold on to any one thing too tightly. We still got our cameras out and even took pictures of some of the other inhabitants of the park.

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A Comparison of Photoshelter and Squarespace for E-commerce

A Comparison of Photoshelter and Squarespace for E-commerce

Photoshelter and Squarespace both offer photographers a wide variety of options when it comes to displaying their images for sale but how do they compare to one another? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each service and should that impact your decision? Can Photoshelter slay the CMS giant that is Squarespace and gain supremacy in the battle of New York City-based content management systems?

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Luminar 2018 Review - Is It Worth the Money?

Luminar 2018 Review - Is It Worth the Money?

One of the most hyped photo editing tools out there is Luminar 2018 and I have had the pleasure of using it for the last several months, so I wanted to give my thoughts to its capabilities, real world practicality, and if it is worth the money when compared to other tools out there. Will Skylum’s Luminar 2018 replace Lightroom as the go-to photo editing platform or does it work better as a piece of the overall photo editing pie?

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I'm Launching a Store!

I'm Launching a Store!

For years, I’ve been a marketing consultant helping brands sell on online marketplaces like Amazon so I’m going to take the jump in myself. I’m going to be documenting each step and writing about my successes and my failures too. I’m sure it’ll be a learning experience for me to sell my own product, I don’t just get to say “if you double your advertising budget…” when it’s my own money.

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Storm Chasing on the High Plains

Storm Chasing on the High Plains

Each and every year, thunderstorms feed off of the moisture-laden atmosphere and well up into severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing large hail, damaging wind, lightning, and tornadoes. In recent years, the activity of storm chasing has exploded as people have an interest in seeing these thunderstorms up close. There is a magnificent dichotomy about severe thunderstorms, while chaotic and potentially destructive they are always awe-inspiring and breathtakingly beautiful.

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Want to Understand Selling on Amazon Better?

Want to Understand Selling on Amazon Better?

Increasing your sales on Amazon involves looking at the data, understanding the impact of the content on your listings, and utilizing the worlds’ best shipping service. For over four years, I have been consulting with brands and their e-commerce presence on Amazon’s Seller Central and Vendor Central. Find out more about how to increase your sales by auditing your advertising and your listings.

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The Single Most Useful Camera Accessory I Use Regularly

The Single Most Useful Camera Accessory I Use Regularly

When pricing out camera accessories and looking at options to make your photography better, odds are you haven’t considered an L-plate or L-bracket. While it might not make you a better photographer, I think it’s the single most useful accessory that I regularly use. In fact, I would even go further and say it’s made my photography better. Why do I say that? Read more to find out.

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Fall in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Fall in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

For a number of years, some friends and I made our annual excursion down to the Crested Butte / Montrose area for some superb fall photography and this trip in the fall of 2013 was one of the best. We had all sorts of weather, snow, blue skies, rain, and electric sunsets. We also had a lot of down time so we had to get creative about how to spend some of our time, thankfully we never tired of one another and morale was always high! Where did we go and did we get any good photos? Read on to find out. 

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That Time I Won a Week Long Trip to Alaska

That Time I Won a Week Long Trip to Alaska

One of the more insane things that has ever happened to me personally was winning a trip to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with five strangers in March 2012. Carl Donahue, owner of Expeditions Alaska, was our guide for the week and provided just enough sanity to get us through staying in a backcountry cabin with no running water or electricity. Would we survive? Would we get any good photos? Did we have fine dining in Valdez, AK while being in the roughest bar ever? Read on to find out. 

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How I Use Google Color Efex Pro

How I Use Google Color Efex Pro

Today’s photographer has so many options when it comes to photo editing software and then there are just as many (if not more) plugins available for those programs, finding the right choice for you can be daunting. With so many options available, how do you choose? Ultimately, how you want your photography to look is going to play a huge role in deciding. In this blog, I’ll discuss my editing process and why I choose Google Color Efex Pro (formerly Nik Color Efex 4) as my plugin of choice.

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