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Spring Flowers | First impressions with the Canon 24-105 f/4 Lens

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM | First Impressions

By Angela Andrieux | April 11, 2013

Yesterday was a BIG day for me – I got my first ‘L’ glass lens – the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens!!! For the last several years my walk-around lens was a Sigma 18-200mm Lens. It was loved and well-used; but about three years ago (around the time we left Italy) I started noticing…

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Before and After Topaz Detail

Adding Detail & Drama To Your Photos with Topaz Detail

By Angela Andrieux | December 10, 2012

UPDATE: The offer in this post has expired, but you can use coupon code “angandrieux” to get 15% off all Topaz Labs software anytime! For the past few days I’ve been playing with some new software from Topaz. They make some seriously cool stuff! (If you haven’t already, check them out. You can try any of their…

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Pismo Beach Pier Sunburst Silhouette

How To Create a Sunburst Effect – No Filter Required

By Angela Andrieux | November 13, 2012

I captured this photo at the California Photo Festival during a class with Rick Sammon in Pismo Beach, CA. To get an image like this with the sun (or any other bright light in an otherwise low-light scene) as a sunburst you can do one of two things: Use a star filter OR Choose a small aperture setting like f/16…

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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa | HDR Tutorial

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa | HDR Tutorial

By Angela Andrieux | November 9, 2012

“In photography, as in life, the most important mathematics is subtraction. Subtract all that is distracting and unnecessary until only the essential remains.” ~Author Unknown It is a well-known fact that while Ansel Adams experimented with color photography, he is best known for his black & white images. He felt that color could be distracting,…

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Angel Sculpture | Pont Sant Angelo | Rome, Italy

Saved by the Backup

By Angela Andrieux | May 23, 2012

Do you backup your photographs regularly? I confess…I’m not as disciplined about it as I should be. I am an Apple user so I have Time Machine, which works well if I delete something and then realize my mistake within a year or so (or until my external hard drive is full and starts deleting…

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Legs in the Sky | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar, CA | Exhibition of Photography

Exciting News about the County Fair!

By Angela Andrieux | May 3, 2012

Last night I sat at dinner with a friend and checked my email every five minutes or so. A little bit rude? Yeah, but I think I had a reasonable excuse. I was waiting on the results from the first tier judging on my entries to the San Diego County Fair! Are you ready for…

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Art About Town | Embassy Suites | San Luis Obispo, CA

By Angela Andrieux | May 1, 2012

Another Art About Town Rotation, Done! I’m home from a whirlwind weekend in San Luis Obispo. For the next four months, as part of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art: Art About Town program, my photography will be on display in the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites Sundry Shop! If you find yourself in the…

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Wrought Iron Gate & Lock | Balboa Park | San Diego, CA | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2011

By Angela Andrieux | October 5, 2011

Last weekend I participated in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk! I had a blast and hope to be a part of this event every year.  Last year I led a walk in Sicily. Although I would have had fun leading a walk this year my schedule was too erratic to commit as a leader, but I’m glad…

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Kitten peeking through curtains | Ragusa Ibla | Sicily | Italy | Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk 2010

By Angela Andrieux | July 25, 2010

Yesterday’s Photo Walk was a success!!  I shared the afternoon/evening with 15 awesome people, some old friends, and some new. Most of my group hadn’t been to Ragusa Ibla before and they fell in love with the city as I do each and every time I visit. Due to the “joys” of the GPS about…

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