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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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