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Tech Preview: Luminar AI Templates

By Angela Andrieux | October 23, 2020

Luminar AI, coming late 2020, features a brand new Template based workflow designed to help you get great results, fast. Luminar AI Templates might sound like a fancy phrase for presets, but they are so much more! Templates use AI Assistance to analyze the contents of your image and suggest styles that might work best…

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Meet Luminar AI

The Luminar AI Revolution

By Angela Andrieux | October 21, 2020

Luminar AI – Arriving Late 2020 Luminar AI from Skylum Software will revolutionize the way you edit photographs. I do not have a full feature list yet, but below are a few notable features and tools that have been announced thus far, and they are pretty exciting! Luminar AI is still in development and is…

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Sunset long exposure in La Jolla, California

La Jolla Sunset Long Exposures

By Angela Andrieux | October 6, 2020

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.

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

Tackling High-ISO with Topaz DeNoise AI

By Angela Andrieux | September 30, 2020

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.

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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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