San Francisco at night with Topaz DeNoise AI

Retain Incredible Detail and Reduce Unwanted Noise with Topaz DeNoise AI

There used to be quite a few noise reduction tools/plugins on the market. Over the…

Luminar AI 1.0.1 Cover Photo

A Fresh Look for Luminar AI 1.0.1

Luminar AI 1.0.1 is now available! While this is a relatively minor update, you’ll probably…

Turquoise and Yellow Photo Mandala

Creating a Photo Mandala

I was on the hunt for wall art to match my lovely yellow and turquoise…

After Luminar AI Portrait Tools - Iris AI

Tech Preview: Luminar AI Portrait Tools

AI Portrait Tools in Luminar AI LuminarAI is going to be an amazing tool for…

Luminar AI Tech Preview of Atmosphere AI

Tech Preview: Atmosphere AI

One of the new features coming later this year in Luminar AI from Skylum Software…

Sunflowers Looking Toward the Light

A Walk Through Sunflowers

Recently I decided I’d had enough of staying at home and made a spontaneous trip…

Luminar AI Templates

Tech Preview: Luminar AI Templates

Luminar AI, coming late 2020, features a brand new Template based workflow designed to help…

Meet Luminar AI

The Luminar AI Revolution

Luminar AI – Arriving Late 2020 Luminar AI from Skylum Software will revolutionize the way…

Sunset long exposure in La Jolla, California

La Jolla Sunset Long Exposures

My initial processing was nice, but my editing toolset has changed as technology has advanced, and my skills have grown. I knew I could do better. Before I knew it, I was headed down the re-processing rabbit hole.

Cash Register at Architechtural Salvage in Little Italy San Diego, cropped

Tackling High-ISO with Topaz DeNoise AI

At some point you’ll be in low-light and have to crank the ISO, resulting in unattractive grain throughout your photo. Luckily there we have Topaz DeNoise AI to help reduce this photographic annoyance.

Cattedrale di Maria Santissima delle Vittorie di Piazza Armerina

Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina

I love it when I find a hidden gem in my archives. I have been spending a lot of time perusing old photos in lieu of actual travel and stumbled across this panoramic view of the Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina watching over the town below.

Whiskey Ice Macro 6

Whiskey + Ice {Abstract, Macro}

Beauty can be found in interesting places…such as in the block of ice in my…

The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio | Ragusa Ibla

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the…

Side by side comparison of the noise reduction in Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI

Noise Reduction Wars | Lightroom vs. Topaz DeNoise AI

There are several tools currently available to reduce image noise. The two that I use the most are Lightroom and Topaz DeNoise AI. Addressing image noise is a delicate balance between removing noise and maintaining sharpness.

Reflection Abstract Photographic Art

Reflection and Abstraction

Last September, whilst wandering around the Santa Barbara waterfront, I made an effort to focus on reflections. I came away with a couple of photographs that were quite mesmerizing.

GET EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS WHEN A NEW ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED!