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Engine Knobs at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, California

Exploring the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo

By Angela Andrieux | February 4, 2020

A couple of weeks ago I joined my camera club for a day trip to Campo’s Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. At first glance I wasn’t sure there would be much to explore/photograph, but I was wrong. This place keeps going…and going…and going!

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Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Revisiting the Sutherland Dam

By Angela Andrieux | January 28, 2020

Last week a photography coaching session took me out to Ramona, Ca. Afterward, I decided to take a drive out to the Sutherland Dam, about 20 minutes east of Ramona. The last time I was there was in 2015.

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Paddle-boards and reflections in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Snapshots

By Angela Andrieux | October 14, 2019

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Its a place I rarely stop, but I drive through often to and from my parents’ house in San Luis Obispo. My mom and I decided to take a getaway to kick off my birthday season in early September to see Josh…

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Sunset over San Diego from the Cabrillo Bridge during the 2019 Worldwide Photo Walk

Worldwide Photo Walk 2019

By Angela Andrieux | October 7, 2019

On Saturday I led the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk for the 5th time! I love this event because it brings together a bunch of awesome photographers, and we get to explore a place together. A few of the Worldwide Photo Walks I’ve attended/led: 2010 in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily 2011 in Balboa Park, San Diego,…

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Harmony Hillside with Luminar 4's AI Sky Replacement

AI Sky Replacement in Luminar 4 is AMAZING!

By Angela Andrieux | October 2, 2019

You guys, I’ve been having SO MUCH FUN with the new AI Sky Replacement tool in Luminar 4!! I wasn’t sure about it when it was first announced, but now that I’ve had some time to work with the beta version, and see just how well it works, I’m sold. >> CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER…

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Boat Face in Santa Barbara edited using Luminar 4 and AI Structure

See AI Structure from Luminar 4 In Action

By Angela Andrieux | September 27, 2019

One of the new, and very cool new tools coming to Luminar 4 is AI Structure. Structure – the adjustment of detail and clarity – has been a useful tool in my editing toolbox for a long time. The downside was that sometimes it added too much crunchy detail in areas where I didn’t want…

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Dreaming of Sicily

By Angela Andrieux | August 19, 2019

Last night I dreamed that I was in Sicily. The dream was so vivid – the sights, sounds, smells – that I feel like I was in Sicily a few hours ago…

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Another Delightful Day In Balboa Park

By Angela Andrieux | August 8, 2019

Balboa Park is one of my favorite places in San Diego. I’ve been there more times that I can count and because it is so familiar it take specific intention to slow down and absorb the details. It is worth the effort though, because no matter how many times I visit, I always see something new, or at the very least see something familiar from a new perspective.

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Before and After AI Portrait Enhancer in Luminar 4

Luminar 4 Announced – Here is What I Know

By Angela Andrieux | August 6, 2019

Recently Skylum Software announced Luminar 4 – the next major upgrade to its flagship photo editing software. For long-time Skylum (formerly Macphun) followers, and avid Luminar users, the announcement came with a lot of questions. I’ll do my best to answer them and keep this page updated as I get more information. Skylum Focuses On…

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Purple Flower Macro after Topaz Studio 2

Getting to Know Topaz Studio 2

By Angela Andrieux | July 29, 2019

Topaz Studio 2 is specifically designed for creative photo editing and comes with an amazing range of innovative filters that can be combined and layered for endless possibilities.

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Maleficent | San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019

By Angela Andrieux | July 23, 2019

One of the biggest events each year in San Diego is Comic-Con! It turns the downtown Gaslamp Quarter into one huge party and brings in thousands of visitors. According to Visit San Diego, the convention hosted about 135k people, and thousands more (like me) descended on the Gaslamp for the free activities and festive atmosphere…

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Carnival Kaleidoscope | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar | California

Carnival Kaleidoscope at the Del Mar Fair

By Angela Andrieux | July 18, 2019

Last month I got to go out shooting with one of my favorite photo friends in Southern California. We decided to get some evening shots of the San Diego County Fair carnival lights in Del Mar. I had seen work from other photogs from a certain vantage point and had been wanting to check it out for years.

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