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Spring Quarter 2017 Featured Photos Slideshow

Spring Quarter 2017 Featured Photos Slideshow

One of the joys of my "day job" as photography instructor at Highline College, is to be inspired by the amazing work created by students in the digital photography classes. This spring, I had two sections of ART 147 (Introduction to Digital Photography) and about 48...

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From Flat to Dramatic Photo in 5 Minutes

From Flat to Dramatic Photo in 5 Minutes

Today is the 10th anniversary of Adobe Lightroom. I really dig this program, and do over 90% of my photo edits here, and rarely need to go to Photoshop to edit a photo. So, here's a 5 minute photo transition from flat to dramatic completed in entirely in Lightroom. I...

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11 Photography Quotes

11 Photography Quotes

    Every once in a while, I find it helpful to turn to the wisdom of others to find that little extra bit of inspiration and motivation to make better photos. Here’s a few favorite quotes about photography: “Photography is the story I fail to put into...

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Two Minutes To Better Photos

Two Minutes To Better Photos

  Every photographer I’ve ever talked to wants to take better photos. We read blogs and books, attend seminars and trade shows, and seek constructive criticism of our work in the search for better photos. These are valuable pursuits to becoming better at our...

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Aany & Rumzi Wedding Reception

Aany & Rumzi Wedding Reception

I had the amazing opportunity to shoot photos at Aany and Rumzi's reception, and it was such a colorful and life-filled event. Aany's heritage is Pakistani and Rumzi's is Palestinian, and there were many traditional moments from both cultures. I wish them the best of...

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