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Cattedrale di Maria Santissima delle Vittorie di Piazza Armerina

Cattedrale di Piazza Armerina

By Angela Andrieux | August 13, 2020

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.

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Whiskey Ice Macro 6

Whiskey + Ice {Abstract, Macro}

By Angela Andrieux | June 15, 2020

Beauty can be found in interesting places…such as in the block of ice in my glass of whiskey. Next time you place a large cube of ice into a beverage, notice the details. The bubbles, the crevices…yes, I’m easily amused and might have too much time on my hands! The Whiskey + Ice series below…

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The Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily

The Duomo of San Giorgio | Ragusa Ibla

By Angela Andrieux | June 12, 2020

The Duomo of San Giorgio is the pinnacle in Ragusa Ibla. It stands at the top of a hill, and majestically towers the rest of the city. I captured this photograph back in 2009 when I lived in Sicily. It was a decent snapshot and was safely stored in my archives. Today, I decided to…

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

Noise Reduction Wars | Lightroom vs. Topaz DeNoise AI

By Angela Andrieux | March 9, 2020

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.

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Reflection Abstract Photographic Art

Reflection and Abstraction

By Angela Andrieux | February 10, 2020

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.

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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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