Happy New Year! I’ve compiled my top 9 photographs of 2017 (according to my Instagram). Although truth be told I cheated a little and cut 3 of the top 9 and substituted in 3 of my favorites, including my Milky Way shot over Mt. St. Helen’s. Personally I consider this one as one of the best photographs I’ve ever taken. To me it represents a culmination of a lot of new skills and things I’ve learned. Even since the first time I posted it to my Instagram account I have learned new editing techniques that really make it pop. I am very proud of how far I’ve come, even since the beginning of the year. I am so inspired and excited for what adventures the new year will bring in, especially as I begin to write down my goals for my photographic growth and development for 2018.
The Great American Eclipse of 2017, Pacific Northwest style. What a year! I had the amazing opportunity to shoot the eclipse as it shot through Oregon. I was even featured on The New York Times website. It was a phenomenal event to experience. Edit: purchase the photo below here and purchase the top photo of the phases here.
I was so excited that I took TWO cameras for this event, one to shoot that close up image above and one to create a composite wide-angle shot. Edit: purchase this composite photo here.
Edit: prints of all of these available now!
I recently had the opportunity to try out a Lightroom workflow created by Sleeklens for editing my landscape photography. For those of you who have asked about my photography editing, I edit all of my photographs with Adobe Lightroom, and depending on the specificity of editing involved, I also use Adobe Photoshop, but Lightroom is my primary editing tool. One of the biggest challenges with photo editing is the sheer time involved with editing (especially if you’re a perfectionist like me!).
I know, it has been a while . . . I have had a lot going on at work over the past few months, and with balancing photography as a second job, I did not have a lot of time left in my days with everything else going on. I apologize for that. Read More