I offer one-on-one photography coaching tailored to your unique needs. From capture to output, I can help you build a workflow that works for you.


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"I have used Angela’s services repeatedly and cannot begin to express how much her expertise in Lightroom and photography have saved me hours of stress trying to navigate technical issues on my own. She is positive and such a pleasure to work with – no question is too small. I’m not tech-savvy, but Angela teaches me how to maintain a workflow in non-technical language. I highly recommend her services." -Danna Dykstra-Coy | Danna Joy Images | Cayucos, CA

"I have had the pleasure to work with Angela on a few different occasions.  From helping to recover images off of a failed drive, to coaching on unfamiliar software.  I always come away with more knowledge and understanding than I had previously.  She dealt with me on my level and never hesitated to approach any problems.  If she did not have the answers, she researched until she did.  I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone." -Catherine 'Cat' Evans | Thru Catz Eyes Photographic Art | San Luis Obispo, CA

"I would like to give Angela Andrieux a testimonial of the services she has provided to me over the last 2 years. – I was new to Lightroom, and really anything that was computer related when I first met Angela. Since that time, she has created my web-site. She has shown me how to set up the my photographs in Lightroom; rescued me, and guided me through numerous computer blunders. She is patient, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend her services most highly without reservations. If you need to contact me you may do so." -Angie Crompton | Angie Crompton Photography | San Diego, CA

"I had a session with Angela after my hard drive crashed and essentially started from scratch setting up my Lightroom and other editing software. Time spent with her brought the first smile to my face in weeks. She coached me through backing up my files so that I never again suffer such a huge loss. She was quick and encouraging and extremely knowledgeable, which was critical for someone like me who is passionate about photography but not the technical aspects of the business. I strongly recommend Angela’s services and I know I will use her again for follow up services. I’m still smiling!" -Danna Dykstra-Coy | Danna Joy Images | Cayucos, CA

"I worked with Angela a couple of years ago. I was a fan of her photo editing skills. So I asked if she could teach me some of her Lightroom techniques. First, she taught me how to setup my photo library from importing to exporting. Then she taught me the basic editing techniques everyone should use when working on their pictures. Next we went over some key tips and tools. To this day I still use those techniques from our session. One thing I remember from our session…she didn’t overload me with information. Angela tailored my session to my skill level. Even now she is available if I have any questions about problems that come up. I would recommend Angela without hesitation and enthusiastically." -Antonio Croft | San Diego, CA


Repeating Arches in Norman Castle Ruins in Sperlinga, Sicily

I missed my blogiversary!

By Angela Andrieux | August 23, 2013

As I sat down at the computer this morning and considered what I should write, it occurred to me that I started blogging around this time of year in 2006, the year we moved to Sicily. So, I dug back into my archives on Blogger ( and realized that I’d missed my blogiversary! (yes, blogiverasary…

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Ripples in the Sand | Morro Strand State Beach | Morro Bay, CA

Elements of Composition | S Curve | Morro Strand, CA

By Angela Andrieux | August 14, 2013

When it comes to composition, many of you are probably familiar with the rule of thirds. While the rule of thirds is a powerful compositional tool, there are many others. One of my favorites is the S-Curve. An S-curve leads the viewer’s eye through the photograph and creates a feeling of movement in an otherwise…

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Topaz ReStyle | Software Review | Hotel del Coronado

By Angela Andrieux | August 5, 2013

Important Update: The offer in this post has expired, but you can use coupon code “angandrieux” to get 15% off all Topaz Labs software anytime! Last week I received an invitation to demo ReStyle – the newest offering from Topaz Labs. It launches August 8, 2013 so I wanted to get some info in your hands quickly – it’ll be 50%…

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Scripps Pier in La Jolla with sunset sunburst and spots on my lens from sea spray

Learning the hard way | Scripps Pier | La Jolla, CA

By Angela Andrieux | July 20, 2013

Do you ever make a mistake, and then make it again…and again? One of my mistakes is forgetting to frequently wipe off my lens when I am shooting at the edge of the water. Sea spray can ruin an otherwise awesome shot! This is my “clean your lens, dummy” shot from the otherwise glorious evening…

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Venice | Italy | Before and After Topaz Clarity

Reprocessing Old Photos from Venice | Part II

By Angela Andrieux | May 22, 2013

Going through old photos is kind of like a treasure hunt. As a photographer I usually take hundreds or thousands of photos on any given trip. When I get home I cull through them and pick out a handful of favorites, spend time editing those favorites, and maybe a few of those make their way…

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Reprocessing Old Photos with Topaz Clarity

By Angela Andrieux | May 21, 2013

Last week I got my hands on a pre-release version of the new Topaz Clarity I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with this new software (a plug-in for Lightroom & Photoshop). As its name suggests, it boosts image clarity and brings out details that you may have not otherwise noticed. To test it out I pulled out some…

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