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10 Dec 2014

I have been honored and blessed by my friends/co-workers…

Today, I enjoy taking macro photography because of my friends and co-workers. For the past two years, I have been photographing landscapes, portraits, and other subjects to expand my experience in this wonderful art form. My images were shared on my employer’s website (during weekly photo selections by the employee’s votes) and with my friends. Never did I realize that this small act from me would cause my friends to take notice and appreciate the art that I do. A […]

22 Nov 2014

Chills, Thrills, and Harmony… A Lightroom Work Flow Story (Part 3)

 During the last two posts, we talked about the value of our images, why we should backup our images, single point of failures, and now we will talk about a simple Lightroom workflow. First, let’s talk about what is lightroom? Lightroom or as the full name tells, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is two components of Photoshop combined together, Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW. In my opinion, it makes developing the overall image an easy task once you understand how it […]

10 Nov 2014

Chills, Thrills, and Harmony… A Lightroom Work Flow Story (Part 2)

In part 1 we talked about the value of a photographer’s image. This part I will go over some options that we have to safe guard our images. Safe guarding your images involves evaluating your current file/image management work flow, determining your risks and single points of failure, identify which risks you will be willing to accept, and implementing your new image management work flow. Sounds like a lot of work but, it is necessary… It really pays off in the […]

29 Sep 2014

Chills, Thrills, and Harmony… A Lightroom Work Flow Story (Part 1)

Recently, I hosted a meet up event for the Katy Photography Meetup Group, called “Chills, Thrills, and Harmony… A Lightroom Work Flow Story”. It sounds a little bit funny and almost fitting the upcoming Halloween holiday, but it wasn’t about Halloween at all. As beginner photographers, we tend to put value in our equipment being that it is (at times) a very big investment (yes, it is expensive and it goes down hill from there… almost like an addiction, but […]

07 Sep 2014

Photo Walks… What are they and why should I participate in one?

Recently I participated in the 500px Global Photo Walk in the city of Houston. This activity took place at Hermann Park. It gave me the opportunity to get together with friends and photographers (hobbyist and professionals), and go forth and photograph within the park location. There was no theme, no scavenger hunt, nor competition during this event. It really was an event to go out and have fun. Shoot what ever caught your eye and to try new ideas or […]

25 Aug 2014

Through the Eyes of a Child

Today, a friend and I went to photograph at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. We had decided to go into the Cockrell Butterfly Center. Our main objective was to go and get my friend comfortable with the DSLR.   During the early part of photographing butterflies, we met a wonderful little 5 year old girl named Eileen Rodriguez (I hope I spelled her name correctly). She and her mother were passing us by while we were photographing a Rice […]

20 Aug 2014

SLR Lounge has done it again… Lightroom Presets v5.1

When I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, I was told that it is the same as Adobe Camera Raw and Bridge combined but on steroids. I was impressed by the ease of managing your image collection with the additional benefit of making the same changes to the overall image as in Adobe Camera Raw. I was very happy to do the majority of my post processing with Lightroom. That was until I saw a little video advertisement in facebook […]

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