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PHOTO STORY: Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, Oregon
1 month ago

PHOTO STORY: Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, Oregon

Last month I had the chance to go out to Portland, Oregon for work and decided to round up a few friends to go shoot Thor’s Well in Cape Perpetua, …
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Photo Story: Photographing Oneonta Gorge
2 months ago

Photo Story: Photographing Oneonta Gorge

Portland, OR is one of my favorite places to travel. I’m a sucker for mountains, lakes, rocky coasts and waterfalls and Oregon has all of it (and more actually). Well, …
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The Story Behind Microsoft’s Most Memorable Landscape Photo Of All Time
3 months ago

The Story Behind Microsoft’s Most Memorable Landscape Photo Of All Time

I just saw this really cool video about the Microsoft Windows XP wallpaper, “Bliss”. It’s an 8 minute video from the photographer, Charles ‘O Rear, that took the photo. It’s …
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The Story Behind the Photo: Flåm Reflections in Norway
10 months ago

The Story Behind the Photo: Flåm Reflections in Norway

It’s funny how things work out. On my recent trip to Norway, I stayed in a little town called Flåm. It was this picturesque town right along the water. You …
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An Evening Photographing Zion, And A Quick Sony Alpha a99 Review

On my last trip to Las Vegas I wanted to get out and shoot. I’ve been to many of the places around Vegas and I really wanted to shoot something …
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The Story Behind The Photo – Mt. Hood

I got some great feedback from the photo I posted the other week with the Nikon 18-35mm lens, so I thought I’d talk a little about the story behind the …
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The (simple) Story Behind The Photo
1 year ago

The (simple) Story Behind The Photo

I was looking through my photos from my trip to the California coast and Big Sur last December, and I came across a photo that I barely remember taking. I’m …
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The Story Behind The Photo – Racetrack Playa In Death Valley

Back in January, I took a trip with some friends to photograph Death Valley. One of the key places I wanted to get to while there was the Racetrack Playa …
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The Story Behind My Oldest Portfolio Photo – Moraine Lake

I was looking through my photography portfolio the other day and noticed the image above. I realized this is the oldest photo I have in my photography portfolio (over …
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Night Photography With The Milky Way (and what I learned)

A few weeks ago I posted about what I learned on my first night star photography shoot. Well, the day after I did that shoot, I got the chance …
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Toronto Skyline Photo

I’m teaching my Lightroom seminar today to an almost sold-out crowd of close to 600, here in Toronto (thanks Toronto!), but I did manage to get out and take …
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What I Learned On My First Star Photo Shoot

I’m on my way back from a quick trip out west to shoot Monument Valley, Page Arizona and Bryce Canyon. I’ve always been interested in night photography and star …
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The Story Behind My New Headshot Photo By Peter Hurley

I’m extremely psyched to have had my headshot photo taken this past week by none other than the headshot-king himself, Peter Hurley. Now, keep in mind that you will …
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The Story Behind The Photo (Panther Creek)

Hey everyone! This week’s “Story Behind the Photo” post actually has a video to go along with it. A good friend of mine, Brian Matiash, works with onOne Software …
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The Story Behind The Photo (Falls Creek Falls)

It’s time for another Story Behind the Photo post. This week is from a place called Lower Falls Creek in the South Cascades just across the border into Washington …
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The Story Behind The Photo (Week 7: Mesa Arch)

This week’s story is about a photo that’ll go down as one of the coldest photos I’ve ever taken. It’s a sunrise photo and it looks much warmer then …
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Thanks Seattle – The Story Behind The Photo (week 6)

I got back over the weekend from my Seattle Lightroom seminar and I thought I’d share a photo I took while there. First off, a big thanks to everyone …
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My First “Official” Black & White Photo (and the story behind it)

This week’s story is a little different. A few weeks ago I posted about a class I was involved in for Kelby Training. It was called The Art of …
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The Story Behind the Photo (Week 4)

  This week you’re getting one of my photography learning moments that luckily resorted in a photo I could “fix” enough to show off. It was my first time …
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The Story Behind the Photo (Week 3)

This photo probably goes down as one of my “not so smart” moments in photography stories. Now, I’m not saying what I was doing the evening I took this …
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The Story Behind The Photo (Week 2)

Hey everyone. I had some great feedback from last week’s post so I’m back with another “The Story Behind the Photo” post. This time around I’ve got a photo …
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The Story Behind The Photo (Week 1)

Last month, Scott Sheppard interviewed me over on Nik Radio. It was basically a 30-40 minute interview on how I got into photography and Photoshop, what inspires me and …
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