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AirMagic for Non-Drone Photographers

By Angela Andrieux | April 5, 2019

I ran a few comparisons with AirMagic (made specifically for aerial and drone photography), Photolemur (another tool from the same company that looks very similar), and Lightroom’s Auto Tone. Not surprising (or maybe surprising, depending on who you are), AirMagic provided the best results on my iPhone photos shot from commercial jets.

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AirMagic – AI Enhancement for Aerial & Drone Photos

By Angela Andrieux | March 7, 2019

Introducing AirMagic Skylum Software just announced AirMagic – the world’s first AI-powered photo enhancer created specifically for drone and aerial photographers. I’m not a drone photographer (though I do look longingly at the DJI Mavic every time I see it at Costco), but I do occasionally take photos with my iPhone from airplanes. Not the…

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Red Cardinal Bird

Intelligently Resize Photos with Topaz AI Gigapixel

By Angela Andrieux | January 24, 2019

Topaz AI Gigapixel is a newcomer to the digital enlargement crowd. What makes it unique is that it uses Artificial Intelligence to realistically enlarge images – and in the few tests I’ve run, it does a damn good job!

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Antiquing Luminar Looks

Antiquing in Moss Landing + Free Luminar Looks

By Angela Andrieux | January 19, 2019

Luminar has SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Have a creative idea for your photo? You can probably make it happen in Luminar. For this photograph I tried several different edits and loved them all so I decided save my Luminar Looks and share them with you, for FREE!

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Top 10 Photographs from 2018

2018 In Retrospect

By Angela Andrieux | January 3, 2019

It has been hard to find the words to sum up 2018. Professionally, last year treated me pretty well. I love what I do and the people I work with. Personally, this past year was rough. I lost someone very close to me. It was sudden and unexpected and changed me forever – for the better I hope.

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Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

How To Process Real Estate Photos with Aurora HDR

By Angela Andrieux | December 14, 2018

Real estate photos are often the first thing a prospective buyer looks at when reviewing a listing. No matter how extravagant or humble the structure, the images marketing the sale of a property should show the space at its best.

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Luminar 3 by Skylum Software | Organize, Edit, Express, Enjoy

Announcing the NEW Luminar 3 with Libraries – Preorder NOW!

By Angela Andrieux | December 6, 2018

For the past year the developers at Skylum have been working tirelessly to build a new, innovative system for storing and organizing photos. Their goal was to re-imagine the photo library – not recreate it – and that is what they’ve done in Luminar 3.

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Fall Colors in my backyard | Greenbrier | Chesapeake | Virginia

A Pause in the Midst of Chaos

By Angela Andrieux | November 27, 2018

We finally got word a few weeks ago that we are moving back to San Diego! We’ll be back amongst family and friends and couldn’t be happier…but that bit of news also set in motion a series of events that cast our lives into chaos.

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The Best Black Friday Deals of 2018

The Best of Black Friday 2018

By Angela Andrieux | November 23, 2018

Below you’ll find my favorite Black Friday 2018 deals for photographers. All of the stuff listed below is part of my personal photo toolbox so if you have questions about any of the products listed below, please ask. Luminar 2018 Luminar 2018 is a photo editing powerhouse! It has a bevy of tools/filters that can…

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Autumn Leaves | Shenandoah National Park | Virginia

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Angela Andrieux | November 22, 2018

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving… family friends health meaningful work all of those who follow along with my adventures I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with love and joy.

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Luminar AI Sky Enhancer: The easiest way to intensify skies

By Angela Andrieux | November 1, 2018

The AI Sky Enhancer filter has just one slider that analyzes the image, detects the sky, identifies objects, and creates an automatic mask of the sky. Depending on the image it will add definition to clouds, vibrance to a sunset, or deepen the blue of the sky.

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Skout - The Sling Style Harness by Cotton Carrying System

Skout: A hands-free camera carry solution

By Angela Andrieux | October 23, 2018

The Skout is a hands-free sling-style camera harness. It is designed for active photographers who need their hands free, but want access to their camera quickly. It features a twist and lock mount to keep your camera secure while you’re on the move. It also comes with a detachable rain cover so you can protect your gear in unpredictable weather.

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