The Artist’s List: Road Trip USA

Summer is right around the corner. What adventures are you planning? Or perhaps, the better question is what’s on your travel bucket list? Many people are mapping out exotic destinations seeking the thrill far-off lands. As wonderful as international travel is, there’s a unique charm about the United States. Our country offers a wide spread […]

Heed the Bleed: A Step By Step Guide

What is bleed? Why is it important? We hear these questions on a weekly, if not daily, basis. I asked myself these questions when I first started working with Photoshop. It’s a recurring theme in the printing world worth discussing. We’re here to help! This brief post will guide you in properly sizing images and […]

12 Wedding Photography Tips

It’s that time of year again! Brides and grooms are counting down the days. Elegant invitations are sent out. Tiered cakes are taste-tested. Of the countless wedding details, what’s one of the top priorities? You guessed it. Booking the photographer. While flowers eventually wilt, photos are the lasting memories that people cherish throughout the years. […]

The Artist’s List: Great Outdoors Washington

Washington State is a natural gem. The windswept coastline is lined with lush, green forests that reach the mountain’s slopes. On the other side of the mountains lay sprawling stretches of farmland and rolling hills, eventually spilling into the arid desert region. There’s countless hikes, nature trails, outdoor festivals, and fun activities that celebrate our […]

A Guide to Spring Cleaning & Decorating

Tulips and daffodils are blooming. Sunshine is beginning to peek out behind the grey clouds. The long, winter months are finally melting away. With the change of season comes an air of inspiration. It’s time to clear away the dusty cobwebs and break out fresh decor. Spring is the perfect occasion to tackle those looming […]

Travel Photography Tips: Part Two

Have you ever looked back on a trip and thought regrettably to yourself, “I wish I had thought about that sooner?” I know I have. I can think of something as simple as forgetting to bring a spare battery, or even worse – completely forgetting to charge the only battery I had on hand. Last […]

Travel Photography Tips: Part One

Traveling is an eye-opening discovery of new landscapes, cultures, food, and art. I’ve traveled a fair amount with my reliable Nikon D3100 always in hand. Travel photography has allowed me to capture incredible experiences and the people I’ve met abroad. Looking back at my photos is like reliving each of those priceless moments. At times […]

The Artist’s List: Scenic Seattle

We’re kicking off spring with a new blog post series: “The Artist’s List.” We all write lists of some shape or form. Grocery items, weekly tasks, details to remember, goals, and so on. This series of handy lists is intended to inspire fresh ideas among the artistic community. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a serious DIY […]

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. These are valuable pursuits to becoming better at our craft, but they tend to distract us from a simple way to get better at what we do: a […]