Luminar AI Templates

Tech Preview: Luminar AI Templates

Luminar AI, coming late 2020, features a brand new Template based workflow designed to help…

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The Luminar AI Revolution

Luminar AI – Arriving Late 2020 Luminar AI from Skylum Software will revolutionize the way…

Sunset long exposure in La Jolla, California

La Jolla Sunset Long Exposures

My initial processing was nice, but my editing toolset has changed as technology has advanced, and my skills have grown. I knew I could do better. Before I knew it, I was headed down the re-processing rabbit hole.

Cash Register at Architechtural Salvage in Little Italy San Diego, cropped

Tackling High-ISO with Topaz DeNoise AI

At some point you’ll be in low-light and have to crank the ISO, resulting in unattractive grain throughout your photo. Luckily there we have Topaz DeNoise AI to help reduce this photographic annoyance.

Cattedrale di Maria Santissima delle Vittorie di Piazza Armerina

Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina

I love it when I find a hidden gem in my archives. I have been spending a lot of time perusing old photos in lieu of actual travel and stumbled across this panoramic view of the Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina watching over the town below.

Whiskey Ice Macro 6

Whiskey + Ice {Abstract, Macro}

Beauty can be found in interesting places…such as in the block of ice in my…

The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio | Ragusa Ibla

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the…

Side by side comparison of the noise reduction in Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI

Noise Reduction Wars | Lightroom vs. Topaz DeNoise AI

There are several tools currently available to reduce image noise. The two that I use the most are Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI. Addressing image noise is a delicate balance between removing noise and maintaining sharpness.

Reflection Abstract Photographic Art

Reflection and Abstraction

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.

Engine Knobs at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, California

Exploring the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo

A couple of weeks ago I joined my camera club for a day trip to Campo’s Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. At first glance I wasn’t sure there would be much to explore/photograph, but I was wrong. This place keeps going…and going…and going!

Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Revisiting the Sutherland Dam

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.

Paddle-boards and reflections in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Snapshots

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Its a…

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