Torrey Pines Gliderport Sunset | La Jolla | San Diego | California | Created with Topaz Impression

Topaz Labs just rolled out another big update Topaz Impression is now part of Topaz Studio! Impression is one of Topaz Labs‘ most popular plugins and can now be accessed natively in their flagship software – Topaz Studio. New to Topaz Studio? Check out my review! Topaz Impression (now named Impression in Studio) is capable…

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Topaz Clarity is now part of Topaz Studio! One of my all-time favorite photo editing plugins, Topaz Clarity just got a big update and is now available as an add-on to Topaz Studio. Not familiar with Topaz Studio? Click here to read my review. Improvements to Topaz Clarity include: Faster startup and processing Equalization Controls…

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Looking down, somewhere over the southwest

Do you take photos with your phone when you’re bored? On my last trip to California I snagged a window seat. About 3/4 of the way to my destination I was restless and ready to get off the plane…but I still had a little over an hour to go. To combat the boredom I pulled…

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Before and After Topaz Studio

Introducing Topaz Studio Say hello to Topaz Studio – the newest addition to the Topaz Labs lineup of photo editing software! Topaz Studio is an all-in-one photography toolbox aimed at the photographer who wants fast results, powerful adjustments, and the option for 1-click processing on a budget. Powerful Image Processing, For FREE With Topaz Studio…

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Shell Beach Sunset | Crafting a Brilliant Sunset

Sunsets are always lovely, right? Even the most mundane sunset is nice to watch…but to photograph? Perhaps not. The one thing that can make an average sunset extraordinary is an interesting sky. But what if there isn’t a cloud in sight during your only time to photograph a particular location? You craft a brilliant sunset…

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Bright Color Interpretation of Rome, Italy | Made With Topaz Labs Software

A few days ago I was feeling artistic. I decided to peruse my archives to find a photo to play with and I came across the photo below of the Roman skyline, captured in September of 2008. I can remember where I was standing and how beautiful the view was. The original photo itself, however, was somewhat blah.…

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Fall Sunset | Oak Grove Lake Park | Chesapeake, VA

In past years I’ve taken the entire month of November to blog daily and count my blessings. These days, my blog is a bit more business than personal, but I thought I’d take the opportunity of the Thanksgiving holiday to express my gratitude. I’m thankful for: An awesome family. I’m very lucky in that department!…

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Creepy Abandoned Cottage | Pismo Beach, CA

How do you make an abandoned beach cottage look downright creepy? A bit of texture and creative toning should do the trick. This little cottage in Pismo Beach, CA has fallen into disrepair. Its been a bit shabby for years, like someone quite eccentric lived there; but now it looks like a candidate for demolition. I…

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Incense Smoke | Processed with Topaz Glow

Want to try something fun? Run a few of your photos through Topaz Glow. It can imbue your photographs with a subtle glow or turn it into an electrifying work of digital art. I haven’t used this software much, but every time I open it up it is pure fun. Case and point with this photo…

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Stumpy Lake | Processed with Topaz Impression 2

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! I wish I had Topaz Impression 10 years ago. My exploration of photography started out with a little 3 megapixel point and shoot with a terrible delay and no stabilization. I also have…

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