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Have you ever attended a class or workshop where you were almost jumping out of your seat wanting to put into practice what you’re being taught?  That is EXACTLY how I felt when I listened to Zack & Jody Gray talk about lighting this past weekend at their In-Camera Workshop in San Diego. The focus […]

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The In-Camera Workshop with Zack & Jody Gray

Inspiration. And a Kick in the #$$ — Orange County Photography

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This past weekend, we took the girls to the Orange County Fair. We had an awesome time trying new foods (um, fried Kool-Aid anyone?), riding rides and people-watching. The highlight for me was by far is the Visual Arts Exhibit. It is a huge exhibit of photography, painting, sculpture, digital arts, etc. The entries are […]

Whenever I meet people for the first time and they find out I’m a professional photographer, the conversation usually goes one of two ways… THEM: What do you do? ME: I’m a photographer. THEM: “Wow! I’d love for you to take pictures of my family!” (Sometimes I get, “Wow! You must have a really great […]

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Orange County Camera Workshop – Learn How to Get the Most out of Your DSLR

Landscape Photography

Photography "Lessons"

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE landscape photography. It’s not that I don’t love portraiture… I do. But there’s something about being outdoors, capturing something that you find beautiful — it makes you feel like you have a place in the world. I think it also has to do with the lighting… at the right time of […]

I think I’ve spent more time in camera shops over the last six months than I did at Baby’s R Us before my daughter was born (I think that place still has my picture up on their bulletin board as the “Biggest Sucker for Plastic Toys in Primary Colors”). Where I live in Orange County, there […]

Photography "Lessons"

The changing of the guard