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

Announcing the NEW Luminar 3 with Libraries – Preorder NOW!

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.

Fall Colors in my backyard | Greenbrier | Chesapeake | Virginia

A Pause in the Midst of Chaos

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.

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2018

The Best of Black Friday 2018

Below you’ll find my favorite Black Friday 2018 deals for photographers. All of the stuff…

Autumn Leaves | Shenandoah National Park | Virginia

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving… family friends health meaningful work…

Luminar AI Sky Enhancer: The easiest way to intensify skies

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.

Skout - The Sling Style Harness by Cotton Carrying System

Skout: A hands-free camera carry solution

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.

Aurora HDR 2019 for Mac and Windows

Aurora HDR 2019 Review

I’ve been having a blast with Aurora HDR 2019! The new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine does a fantastic job enhancing color and detail without the over-the-top grit that HDR is notorious for. In this article we’ll dive in to Aurora 2019’s new features, what what I love about it, and a few things that I hope will be added or improved in the future.

On1 Photo RAW 2019 HDR

A glimpse of the NEW On1 Photo RAW 2019

The next iteration of On1 Photo RAW 2019 looks like it will be a HUGE upgrade. I can’t wait to get my hands on it after reading the spec list. There are some powerful additions coming that will make it easy for users to do most of what they need to do without jumping around to other applications.

Aurora HDR 2019 Russian River Kayaks

Announcing the NEW & IMPROVED Aurora HDR 2019!

Aurora HDR 2019 – with its new AI-powered Quantum HDR Engine – makes it easier than ever to create natural, realistic high dynamic range photographs.

Peak Design Travel Line 45L Travel Backpack in Sage or Black

Introducing the Peak Design Travel Line!

When I saw the Kickstarter preview for the Peak Design Travel Line I was pretty excited! I LOVE my Peak Design Everyday Backpack – so how could a travel bag from the bag experts at Peak be anything but awesome?

Point Arena Lighthouse on the Northern California Coast

The Stunning Coastline of the Point Arena Lighthouse

The Point Arena Lighthouse sits on a magnificent stretch of northern California’s coast. The bluffs offer a spellbinding view of the clear, turquoise water and rock formations below.

Sunflowers at Windsor Castle Park in Smithfield, Virginia

Create Great Photos Automagically with Photolemur 3

Photolemur is a one-step photo processing tool that produces amazing results. It is fast, easy-to-use, and produces fantastic results.

Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

The Glorious Twists & Turns of Highway 1

Highway 1 on the west coast of the USA is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. It runs mostly along the bluffs and beaches at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

One Night in San Francisco

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

Dreamy Morro Bay

Dreamy Morro Bay

I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

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