Reflection Abstract Photographic Art

Last September, whilst wandering around the Santa Barbara waterfront, I made an effort to focus on reflections. I came away with a couple of photographs that were quite mesmerizing.

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Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Last week a photography coaching session took me out to Ramona, Ca. Afterward, I decided to take a drive out to the Sutherland Dam, about 20 minutes east of Ramona. The last time I was there was in 2015.

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Paddle-boards and reflections in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Its a place I rarely stop, but I drive through often to and from my parents’ house in San Luis Obispo. My mom and I decided to take a getaway to kick off my birthday season in early September to see Josh…

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Sunset over San Diego from the Cabrillo Bridge during the 2019 Worldwide Photo Walk

On Saturday I led the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk for the 5th time! I love this event because it brings together a bunch of awesome photographers, and we get to explore a place together. A few of the Worldwide Photo Walks I’ve attended/led: 2010 in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily 2011 in Balboa Park, San Diego,…

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Harmony Hillside with Luminar 4's AI Sky Replacement

You guys, I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with the new AI Sky Replacement tool in Luminar 4!! I wasn’t sure about it when it was first announced, but now that I’ve had some time to work with the beta version, and see just how well it works, I’m sold. >> CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER…

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Boat Face in Santa Barbara edited using Luminar 4 and AI Structure

One of the new, and very cool new tools coming to Luminar 4 is AI Structure. Structure – the adjustment of detail and clarity – has been a useful tool in my editing toolbox for a long time. The downside was that sometimes it added too much crunchy detail in areas where I didn’t want…

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Last night I dreamed that I was in Sicily. The dream was so vivid – the sights, sounds, smells – that I feel like I was in Sicily a few hours ago…

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Balboa Park is one of my favorite places in San Diego. I’ve been there more times that I can count and because it is so familiar it take specific intention to slow down and absorb the details. It is worth the effort though, because no matter how many times I visit, I always see something new, or at the very least see something familiar from a new perspective.

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Before and After AI Portrait Enhancer in Luminar 4

Recently Skylum Software announced Luminar 4 – the next major upgrade to its flagship photo editing software. For long-time Skylum (formerly Macphun) followers, and avid Luminar users, the announcement came with a lot of questions. I’ll do my best to answer them and keep this page updated as I get more information. Skylum Focuses On…

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