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Peak Design Team924Join the PD team as we countdown to the very end of our Slide and Clutch Kickstarter campaign (pkdsn.com/ks). Thank you everybody for your support, and we can't wait to get this new gear in your hands!Peak Design Slide/Clutch Kickstarter Countdown2014-08-16 00:50:00128  
Wick Sakit1,177,161Ladies and Gentlemen a year has passed already for this wonderful gathering!  This month @107732282190737721685  will be drinking and clicking at the Oregon Brew Festival ( http://www.oregonbrewfest.com )!  So come one and come all and make sure you have a safe way home!!!  @117044691112725530830, we know how to do it right! Don't forget to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to your photos :) Psss, it might or might not be @106453531239987697809's birthday so lets make sure its a day he wont remember :) Now for the monthly challenge! ----------------------------- The July Challenge is "Post Processing". The image on this post was taken near sunset in Port Aransas, TX, but the water wasn't yellow, and the sky wasn't green. I enjoyed making it appear that way, however. :-) I used Lightroom to make all the adjustments on this photo; the jumping off point was a Trey Ratcliff preset called "Turkish Blast." I made several adjustments after that, including additional graduated filters and spot brushing to achieve the final effect. Find Trey's V2 LR Presets here: http://goo.gl/bN5Zfd Submit your Post Processed photos from a Drink and Click™ Photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/tsEvGn Thanks to our great prize sponsors for July: @118357019708110162087  @101321238651335383520,  & @105237212888595777019's @108013589332077559621  * * * * +Drink and Click™ is simple: We meet at a venue to have a drink (alcohol consumption not required), talk about Photography, laugh and have fun together. Then we move to another venue, take pictures in between… and repeat until the night is over! We have photography challenges every month with prizes ranging from camera gear to local area business gift cards. Join us! Is there a Drink and Click™ in your area? www.drinkandclick.com Have questions? Want to lead a Chapter? Host an Event? drinkandclick@gmail.com We have a monthly On Air Show! Circle +The Drink and Click Show for updates and subscribe to Drink and Click™ on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DrinkandClick Join the Drink and Click™ Community on G+: http://goo.gl/R7hTZ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrinkAndClick Follow @DrinkandClick on Twitter: http://twitter.com/drinkandclick #drinkandclick   #photowalk   #photography   #challenge Drink & Click Portland Style2014-07-25 15:00:0026  
iStock36,498If you have big plans for your small business that aren’t quite coming together, we want to help. Join us to find out if you’re making one or more of the 5 big branding mistakes that could be holding you back — or even putting you in legal hot water. Send us your questions starting now by clicking the Q&A button, and vote for the questions you’d like answered by clicking +1. You also have a chance to win one of 10 free Brand Health Checks with BrandTwist’s Julie Cottineau. Just fill out this form to enter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BrandHealthCheck_IStock_GoogleHangout   Co-hosts: Julie Cottineau, Founder/CEO of BrandTwist & former VP of Brand for Virgin Terry Byford, Director, Corporate Counsel at Getty ImagesTop 5 Small Business Branding Mistakes with BrandTwist and iStock2014-06-23 17:00:002195  
Wick Sakit1,177,161Join us for a @117044691112725530830  on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 with special guests and Global Nomads @112957708071337353347  and @113589303299711872490  It’s going to be a great night and participants will have a chance to win cool prizes from @114413282497900641316  , @111418188450365346768  Filters, @100266938567862344330  , Mind Shift Gear + and @118357019708110162087  !  The walk will begin at Ristretto Roasters where we’ll draw the winners of the Raffle Prizes. From there, we’ll walk over the Burnside Bridge, heading down towards the Saturday Market, stopping for drinks along the way. We’ll continue along the waterfront crossing back over the river via the Hawthorne bridge to shoot sunset. After the sunset shoot we’ll head to Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. for more drinks! Join us for a night of fun, photography and good company! This event will be going around Portland's Memorial Day celebration and we should have some fantastic long exposure opportunities for sunset from the Eastbank Esplanade!   Please remember to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to all photos you post :) Welcome to the #21 @107732282190737721685  ™ May's Chapter Wide Photography Challenge NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following:  We love our sponsors. This month we got @118357019708110162087  , @108059254813258363499  and @108013589332077559621  All you need to do to be eligible is to like their Facebook page and circle them here in Google+.          Google+                                                Facebook +SmugMug                                       http://goo.gl/QYHsrp +Lumoidit                                          http://goo.gl/xhavod              +Stuck In Customs                         http://goo.gl/06JM56 We would also love some of your internet love, so Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE and if you have time join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27 This month's chapter wide challenge is "Long Exposure" Long-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible. Some awesome examples of long exposure here: http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography/ This month prizes brought to you by our awesome sponsors: 1st Place +SmugMug One year account 2nd Place +Lumoidit $30 gift card (Only valid for U.S) We can find alternative prize for worldwide members 3rd Place  +Stuck In Customs $20 off pre-sets or tutorials Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of May -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will seleDrink & Click Portland with special guests and Global Nomads Elia and Naomi Locardi!2014-05-24 19:30:0043  
Wick Sakit1,177,161Welcome to another exciting @117044691112725530830  .  This month will we be headed to St. Johns Bridge and Cathedral Park.  We will meet up at Slim's Restaurant & Lounge (8635 N Lombard St Portland, OR 97203) at 5 but I am sure you will find @117423600426394552570 and me there a little early. The April Challenge is "Black and White Portraiture". Submit your photos from a photowalk and win great prizes! See Details Here: http://goo.gl/4RfN6a Thanks to our great prize sponsors for April: @100266938567862344330  , @115144405488496176221  , and Pan Am Brands http://panam.com Be sure to tag your photos with #drinkandclickpdx  as well! :) Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a @107732282190737721685  event during the month of March -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES HERE: http://goo.gl/aEPU3l #drinkandclick  Drink & Click Portland April2014-04-26 17:00:0026  
Frederick Van Johnson617,330I sit down with the man behind Craft & Vision to talk about his craft and vision. :)TWiP Interviews: David duChemin2014-04-21 19:56:0429  
The Weather Channel3,078,862*Upload your photos to this Event on 9/19 or using the #sunsetday hashtag in a public post to celebrate #sunsetday!* Join us for an exciting 24-hour event as we send summer into the sunset in global fashion. We are asking our Google+ audience from around the world to grab your favorite camera on the evening of September 19 and snap your own unique sunset from your corner of the globe. We want to see all types of sunsets in a variety of settings; a city skyline, a beach resort, a beautiful countryside, a desert landscape, a dense forest. *Wherever you may be, please share/upload your sunset image with this event page on September 19.* You can also participate outside of this event page by submitting a public photo post and tagging with #sunsetday. A select number of our favorite photos will be shown on The Weather Channel and accompany a slideshow on weather.com. Other favorites will be posted and rotated through as the cover photo on both +The Weather Channel and the +Google+ Photos  Google+ page. Note: *Only photos uploaded and posted to the event page or associated with the hashtag #sunsetday on Sep 19 will be considered* We hosted two Hangouts On Air in preparation for Sunset Day. The first hangout focused on the meteorology behind sunsets including the reason behind the beautiful array of colors.  The second hangout concentrated on the art of sunset photography. Expert photographers well known to the Google+ community talked about their techniques in capturing the perfect sunset. Links to both HOA videos are posted below. *HANGOUT SCHEDULE* 1. Monday, September 9: "The Meteorology Behind Sunsets" at 11 am ET with host +Timothy Ballisty  (The Weather Channel social meteorologist). *Guests will include:* Meteorologists +Mike Bettes +Brad Panovich +Jacob Wycoff +Jonathan Erdman +Morgan Palmer +Tim Brice and +Maria LaRosa  *HOA video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz6Zyz5FT-A 2. Thursday, September 12: "Sunset Photography" at 4 pm ET *Guests will include:* Photographers +Trey Ratcliff +Thomas Hawk +Karen Hutton and +Nicole S. Young   *HOA Video* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqgUGb0th_ASunset Day - Upload Your #SunsetDay Photo on September 192013-09-19 06:00:001297  
Nicole S. Young2,231,806I'm one of the featured artists at the RAW art show "En Masse" in San Jose on August 15! It's my first time displaying work at a show, so I'm pretty excited. *PLEASE NOTE*: To come to the show, you'll need to buy a *$10 ticket* ahead of time (online) so you can get on the list. Here's the link to get your ticket: http://www.rawartists.org/sanjose/enmasse/?artist=138629 There are some more details over on my blog post here: http://nicolesyblog.com/?p=14844RAW Art Show: En Masse2013-08-15 20:00:0025  
SmugMug46,546Dear SmugMug Photographer, In seven days, on Tuesday, July 30th at 10:30 a.m. PDT, we're unveiling the new SmugMug. We will be streaming our announcement live and direct from our headquarters in Mountain View, California. Join us for a 30-minute webcast with our CEO and Chief Geek, @116570889542655364711. See the new look, catch a live demo, and be a part of the biggest launch since SmugMug started in 2002. We’re so grateful you found us. Thank you for entrusting us through the years with your priceless photos. We consider you part of our family and can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. We think you’re gonna love it. Please tune into our UStream channel on July 30th at 10:30AM PST to view the announcement! http://www.ustream.tv/smugmug @114957514313448364645 & @116570889542655364711  Founders, photographers, regular guysUnveiling The New SmugMug2013-07-30 19:30:00290  
Drink And Click™ SF536With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. And Drink & Click San Francisco will be joining in the celebration! Join your hosts +Alexis Coram, +Robyn Chau, and +Tony Eckersley as we drink and click around the sights and sounds of the Pride Celebration, including the parade (http://sfpride.org/parade/route.html). This months theme is RED, so be on the lookout for some color! Feel free to dress up! This will be a fun weekend with the festival and the 2nd G+ anniversary! ****** This Drink and Click will be in reverse - It will actually be a click and drink. The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m, so we are going to meet as early as possible on the north side of Market and Hyde to get a good spot (10.00am is still the meet up time). Then we'll head to the festival area around 11:30 or so, and meet everyone by the Civic Center around 11:45. There are vendors set up everywhere to get drinks from, so we'll playing the drinking part by ear. For those arriving late, keep an eye out on the event for updates. As an FYI, there's a $5 donation to enter the celebration area.  AND, our lovely +Alexis Coram has managed to secure some kick-ass prizes. There will be one copy of Nik Software, along with other prizes to win. You've got to be present to win, people - details on contests will be randomly announced throughout the event!Drink & Click & Pride SF2013-06-30 19:00:0066  
Trey Ratcliff8,489,273We go live tonight! +Nicole S. Young  has a new eBook called The Inspired Photographer at http://www.flatbooks.com/featured/the-inspired-photographer -- she'll be joining me along with +Thomas Hawk  +Gino Barasa and maybe more!  Also, as a bonus-topic, we'll open the show with +Steven Levy  from Wired magazine to talk about the Project Loon from Google...   As usual, we'll have live chat and take questions live over in the embedded player at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com  -- see you soon! :)New show! Finding Your Photography Inspiration + Google Loon Balloon recap! Join me with Thomas Hawk and more - 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-06-18 04:00:00270  
Trey Ratcliff8,489,273The show is back now that I'm home with a steady Internet connection!  Join us tonight live for a very fun show where we'll talk about crazy lenses and do a general catch-up on matters photographic!    I'll be with +Thomas Hawk +Alex Koloskov +Nicole S. Young   (and maybe her beau +Brian Matiash  to slide into frame, perhaps gesticulating in a sleeping bag) and +Gino Barasa  ! We'll also give updates as to the winners of the Google+ SXSW PhotoWalk...  stay tunned for that! :) We'll be taking live questions as always on http://www.StuckInCustoms.com via Google Moderator...  see you soon! :)Live Show #70: Experimental Lenses, Crazy Shots and more with Hawk, Koloskov, Nicole n' Brian, Gino! 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET2013-03-19 03:00:00300  
Nicole S. Young2,231,806Join me and +Brian Matiash, along with Melbourne photographer +Will Watt on a photowalk Friday, March 8! (Final route and details are TBD.) We look forward to meeting up with G-plussers and photographers in the beautiful country of Australia and hope to see you in a few weeks :)Melbourne Photowalk with Nicole S. Young & Brian Matiash2013-03-08 18:00:00147  
Michael Bonocore324,460_* SmugMug Is Looking For Your Cover Photos*_ Cover photos are bigger and better on Google+ now (http://bit.ly/WUbLtN), and, since I am in charge of updating our Google+ content I thought, hey, with all that space, why not feature YOUR photos in that prime real estate? Today, we are opening the door for your submissions. Each month, a panel of judges will pick one amazing photographer to feature on the @118357019708110162087 page to greet visitors. The winner will also be a judge in the next month's selection. You'll also receive a @118357019708110162087 hoodie and swag care package. To help get this party started, we have changed our cover photo to @112957708071337353347's amazing image, _"The Future Is Now"_, taken in Dubai, UAE. Elia is also our special guest judge for the first month of this cover photo hunt, and he can't wait to see the great images that we are confident you will submit! So, enough talking…how do you enter? *Sign up for the _SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April_ event. *Click the "Add Photos" Button in the event, and upload your submission. The new cover photos can be up to 2120px by 1192px, so please submit a photo with this minimum size requirement. Photos will be displayed in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio, so please make sure submissions as close to 16:9 as possible, so we don't lose any of the valuable image *One Photo per person *Take a look at all of the entries, and feel free to +1 and comment on the photos that you are drawn too. Clicking on "Actions"--->"Show Photo View" will display all of the photos in a beautiful gallery. *After the contest closes on March 29th at 11:59PM PST, a panel of judges, including +Elia Locardi, will select the winner, and the new cover photo and winner announcement will be made on April 1st, 2013. *Submissions will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, and overall "Wow" factor. *Sign up for the May event, which will also be open for submissions on April 1st. *You do not need to be a @118357019708110162087 customer to enter, so please share with your fellow photographers. That's it! So let's see it Google+. Will your photo be the next @118357019708110162087 cover photo? More about this photo from @112957708071337353347 travel photography blog at www.blamethemokey.com  _"The Meydan Bridge is a VIP entrance to the Meydan Racecourse, a mega structure in Dubai that is able to accommodate over 60,000 spectators in a 1 mile long grandstand. It was a strange feeling actually – to be standing on this opulent mega structure in the middle of the desert, miles away from the city, and with nobody around. Half the lights were dead too. I guess after Tom Cruise was finished driving over it in Mission Impossible 3, they really didn’t have a need to maintain it anymore. :)"_ Nikon D700  14-24mm  f/5.6  ISO 200SmugMug Cover Photo Submissions For April2013-03-08 00:00:00279  
Trey Ratcliff8,489,273This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  
martin shervington1,143,654*Are you ready to publish your book in 2013?* _After all, everyone has at least one book in them!_ This event will get you more inspired, focused and motivated than ever before. *When.* _Sunday at 7pm GMT; 11am PST; 2pm EST._ *What it is all about.* Since reading Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch's book 'APE: Authors Publisher and Entrepreneur' I felt inspired to help more people follow their dream. I've motivated people for years to find their enthusiasm of writing, and published a few books myself along the way (both traditional and self-publishing). *The Plan:* Guy will launch the FREE 4 session course on Sunday 13th January. So get yourself ready with some interesting questions! Then, in the following three on-air hangout sessions, I will help you get some structure in place that will help motivate you to become a successful author.  _We will also have additional guests to the subsequent hangouts to get you focused and inspire your inner author!_ *Next Dates:* 20th January (same time) 17th Feb 17th March *Interesting in getting involved?* Click ‘YES’ on the event, read Guy’s book and I’ll see you at the launch! Want to know more about Guy and Shawn’s book check out this post on my blog: http://www.martinshervington.com/getting-books-published-with-ape-author-publisher-entrepreneur-self-publishing/Live hangout on-air with Guy Kawasaki! Going 'APE'.2013-01-13 20:00:00371  
SmugMug46,546Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00422  
RC Concepcion1,079,897*Will You Photo Walk on October 13, 2012?* Our goal is to get as many walkers in the +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk to sign up  for this event, and share their Photo Walk experience with Google+ . Here we can have all of the walkers from all over the workld participate in real time, thanks to +Google+  The official walk date is Saturday October 13, 2012, but to accomodate different times happening around the world, the event here is spanning a few days.  As of right now we have over a THOUSOND cities and close to 20,0000 walkers signed up for this free event.  This is a great place to make friends, explore #photography  , and see your city.  If you would like to sign up for one of the walks in your city, or lead a walk of your own, make sure you go to www.worldwidephotowalk.com  - We cant wait to see what you share! - +RC Concepcion Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 - The Main Event!2012-10-13 00:00:002946  
Trey Ratcliff8,489,273Featuring Adobe's @100824715802751519764!   We'll be *giving away* my Lightroom Presets   http://www.stuckincustoms.com/lightroom-presets/ AND multiple copies of Lightroom 4!  Details on those giveaways to come soon! Also joining us will be @113097851206100618060 , @103155291053045215105 @115862341877834013198 @102528718122061029071 and other surprise guests!    Thanks again to @114092052797730247075 and @105248484118148978714 for the production support! :)Trey's Variety Hour #47: Lightroom Mania! (With Giveaways!)2012-08-07 04:00:00202  
Brian Rose203,200Please continue sharing your feedback about today's updates (Events, Party Mode, Slideshow, and more) via the "Send feedback" links on G+. I'm hosting an office hour at 3pm PDT to get additional feedback, and to answer questions you may have, thanks.Google+ photos office hour2012-06-28 00:00:0026  

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2014-12-18 18:28:33 (21 comments, 21 reshares, 368 +1s)Open 

I sure love a forest fairy-land. I also love that it's still green and mossy in some places in Oregon, even during wintertime. :)

#traveloregon   #pdx   #oregon   #forest   #landscape   #photography   

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2015-02-27 03:01:24 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 401 +1s)Open 

Powerful Waves in Hawaii

This is one of my favorite spots during my recent trip to Hawaii. The waves were crashing in here so forcefully, it was quite a sight. :)

Be sure to check out the @ThomasCookUK photo contest, over $7k prizes! I'm one of the judges, too. — http://bit.ly/ETENicole 

#exploretheelements  #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #waterscape   #waterscapephotography   #contest   #photocontest  

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2015-03-04 00:38:42 (18 comments, 28 reshares, 488 +1s)Open 

A cherry-blossom garnished dish to celebrate the onset of Spring. :)

#foodphotography   #cherryblossom  

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2015-08-27 17:00:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

On Monday I announced the start of a fun photography challenge, the "10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge". Today is "Day 4", so we still have 6 days left to go, so I wanted to share some of the beautiful photos I have seen along the way! You guys and gals are…

On Monday I announced the start of a fun photography challenge, the "10-Day #StayOutThere Challenge". Today is "Day 4", so we still have 6 days left to go, so I wanted to share some of the beautiful photos I have seen along the way! You guys and gals are…___

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2015-08-27 15:53:11 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 4: “Blur”

One of my favorite camera techniques is to use a long exposure to blur water. It adds a very surreal and soft element to a beach scene, and can help add an element of simplicity and minimalism to a photograph as well. While on the Big Island of Hawaii, I went to the Punalu’u Black Sands Beach to photograph the sea turtles. They are resting on the shore and even stayed still long enough for me to get this 10-second exposure.

Tips for creating blurry photos:

• To create an image with a blurry background, set your aperture to a very wide setting (which, in turn, would be a very low number, such as f/2.8). Focus on something close to the lens and make sure that the background is very far away to get the most blur.

• To create a blurred movement, you will want to have a slow shutter speed (such as 1/15 or1/30 sec)... more »

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 4: “Blur”

One of my favorite camera techniques is to use a long exposure to blur water. It adds a very surreal and soft element to a beach scene, and can help add an element of simplicity and minimalism to a photograph as well. While on the Big Island of Hawaii, I went to the Punalu’u Black Sands Beach to photograph the sea turtles. They are resting on the shore and even stayed still long enough for me to get this 10-second exposure.

Tips for creating blurry photos:

• To create an image with a blurry background, set your aperture to a very wide setting (which, in turn, would be a very low number, such as f/2.8). Focus on something close to the lens and make sure that the background is very far away to get the most blur.

• To create a blurred movement, you will want to have a slow shutter speed (such as 1/15 or 1/30 sec). Try hand-holding your camera and move yourself, or try capturing movement with fast-moving objects by following them with your camera as you press the shutter (also called “panning”).

• To blur water, you will need a tripod and maybe even a neutral density filter. Find a stream, waterfall, or any water that is moving and try and create an exposure for several seconds. It’s best to do this when the light is low in the sky, such as at sunrise or sunset, or on a cloudy and overcast day.

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This image was processed inside of #Lightroom and #Photoshop, and uploaded using the Lightroom app for mobile.

Participate in this challenge! Share your own photos with the #StayOutThere tag. Click here for more info: http://nicolesy.me/1JfoMjC___

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2015-08-26 15:46:13 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

My husband, Brian Matiash, and I are both full-time self-employed photographers (or, to be more accurate, photo-educators). Yet we have completely separate businesses, separate websites, and we do a lot of our own individual travel [...]

My husband, Brian Matiash, and I are both full-time self-employed photographers (or, to be more accurate, photo-educators). Yet we have completely separate businesses, separate websites, and we do a lot of our own individual travel [...]___

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2015-08-26 15:29:38 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 145 +1s)Open 

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 3: “Water”

While photographing at the beach in San Diego a few months back, I was hoping to get a nice, beautiful sunset over the water. Unfortunately there were no clouds in the sky to add color, so instead I focused my camera on the people on the beach! This little boy was waiting for the waves to come in just right so he could catch one back to the shore.

Tips for photographing water:

• Get creative with the theme! If you are not near any bodies of water, look for man-made elements, such as fountains or swimming pools. Even the hose in a backyard can make for a fun photography experiment!

• To freeze water, use a fast shutter speed (such as 1/1000 sec or higher). To blur water, put your camera on a tripod and keep the shutter open for a long time (several seconds will do!).

•Be careful!Water and... more »

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 3: “Water”

While photographing at the beach in San Diego a few months back, I was hoping to get a nice, beautiful sunset over the water. Unfortunately there were no clouds in the sky to add color, so instead I focused my camera on the people on the beach! This little boy was waiting for the waves to come in just right so he could catch one back to the shore.

Tips for photographing water:

• Get creative with the theme! If you are not near any bodies of water, look for man-made elements, such as fountains or swimming pools. Even the hose in a backyard can make for a fun photography experiment!

• To freeze water, use a fast shutter speed (such as 1/1000 sec or higher). To blur water, put your camera on a tripod and keep the shutter open for a long time (several seconds will do!).

•Be careful! Water and cameras are not compatible, especially when they are occupying the same space. :) Take proper precaution to ensure your own safety, and be sure to keep that camera dry.

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This image was processed inside of #Lightroom, and uploaded using the Lightroom app for mobile.

Participate in this challenge! Share your own photos with the #StayOutThere tag. Click here for more info: http://nicolesy.me/1JfoMjC___

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2015-08-25 16:46:38 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 200 +1s)Open 

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 2: “Flower”

I know, I know, flowers are “so” cliche. :) But hey, they sure are beautiful! After all, why else would there be so many photographs of them. In fact, I sometimes travel to certain locations, or seek out scenes along the road, where the flowers are in full bloom. These lupines in Iceland are a perfect example of how gorgeous and simple a field of flowers can be.

Flower photo tips:

• Watch your background! It’s easy to get absorbed in the subject (in this case, a flower), but don’t forget that what is behind the flower is just as important. A simple, clean background will make your flower stand out. You can also play around with your aperture and try using shallow depth of field (such as an aperture set to f/2.8) to blur the background.

• If you have a macro lens, this is a greatopportunity to ... more »

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 2: “Flower”

I know, I know, flowers are “so” cliche. :) But hey, they sure are beautiful! After all, why else would there be so many photographs of them. In fact, I sometimes travel to certain locations, or seek out scenes along the road, where the flowers are in full bloom. These lupines in Iceland are a perfect example of how gorgeous and simple a field of flowers can be.

Flower photo tips:

• Watch your background! It’s easy to get absorbed in the subject (in this case, a flower), but don’t forget that what is behind the flower is just as important. A simple, clean background will make your flower stand out. You can also play around with your aperture and try using shallow depth of field (such as an aperture set to f/2.8) to blur the background.

• If you have a macro lens, this is a great opportunity to use it! Get close and photograph details, and maybe even keep an eye out for ladybugs or bees fluttering around.

• Find or create a shady spot for even light across the flower. Or, wait until about an hour before sunset where the light is soft. Harsh sunlight can add hot-spots and ugly shadows to your photos.

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This image was processed inside of #Lightroom and uploaded using the Lightroom app for mobile.

Participate in this challenge! Share your own photos with the #StayOutThere tag. Click here for more info: http://nicolesy.me/1JfoMjC___

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2015-08-25 14:50:53 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My friends at Adobe have provided me with one full year of the Adobe Photography CC plan to give away on my blog! The winner will receive a full year of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, and will also get the added benefit of using Lightroom for mobile,…

My friends at Adobe have provided me with one full year of the Adobe Photography CC plan to give away on my blog! The winner will receive a full year of Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC, and will also get the added benefit of using Lightroom for mobile,…___

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2015-08-24 22:00:58 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 136 +1s)Open 

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 1: “Sky”

When I traveled to Iceland I was most excited to see the midnight sun, where the sun never fully sets in the summertime. Because of this, there are amazing skies for several hours on end, and it is truly a photographer’s paradise!

Tips for photographing skies:

• Try to photograph just after sunrise, or right before sunset, when the light is best.

• If you have an amazing sky, don’t forget to include an interesting foreground! City skylines, trees, or even a simple pasture can work wonders for a sunset photograph.

• To get an even exposure when the sky is too bright for the foreground, try bracketing your shot and then merge the photos together using HDR. It’s best to use a tripod for this technique.

• If you don’t have a tripod, don’t sweat it! Try exposing forthe sky and silhouett... more »

#StayOutThere Challenge, Day 1: “Sky”

When I traveled to Iceland I was most excited to see the midnight sun, where the sun never fully sets in the summertime. Because of this, there are amazing skies for several hours on end, and it is truly a photographer’s paradise!

Tips for photographing skies:

• Try to photograph just after sunrise, or right before sunset, when the light is best.

• If you have an amazing sky, don’t forget to include an interesting foreground! City skylines, trees, or even a simple pasture can work wonders for a sunset photograph.

• To get an even exposure when the sky is too bright for the foreground, try bracketing your shot and then merge the photos together using HDR. It’s best to use a tripod for this technique.

• If you don’t have a tripod, don’t sweat it! Try exposing for the sky and silhouette your foreground. Add something with a good profile, such as a bridge, sculpture, or even a person, to make the photo more interesting.

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This image was processed inside of +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and uploaded using the Lightroom app for mobile.

Participate in this challenge! Share your own photos with the #StayOutThere tag. Click here for more info: http://nicolesy.me/1JfoMjC___

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2015-08-24 16:07:34 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

As you may already know, I recently partnered with Adobe, and today is the very first day of a 10-Day photography challenge! I would like to encourage and inspire you to get out there with your camera and create photos. Keep reading to learn more … As a…

As you may already know, I recently partnered with Adobe, and today is the very first day of a 10-Day photography challenge! I would like to encourage and inspire you to get out there with your camera and create photos. Keep reading to learn more … As a…___

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2015-08-19 23:42:18 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room, plotting my sunset adventure for my last night in Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve been here a few times already, the first back in 2009 (before I was into landscape photography, go figure!), and then…

As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room, plotting my sunset adventure for my last night in Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve been here a few times already, the first back in 2009 (before I was into landscape photography, go figure!), and then…___

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2015-08-18 17:30:16 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Quick Tip: Focal Length and Distortion, by @nicolesy —

The other day I was out with some friends, and I also brought my Fuji X-T1 and 18-55mm lens along for the ride. I ordered a beer, and before having a sip I decided to photograph it. Because I was sitting close to the table, my first instinct was to…

Quick Tip: Focal Length and Distortion, by @nicolesy —

The other day I was out with some friends, and I also brought my Fuji X-T1 and 18-55mm lens along for the ride. I ordered a beer, and before having a sip I decided to photograph it. Because I was sitting close to the table, my first instinct was to…___

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2015-08-15 13:01:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Megapixels: Does Size Really Matter? by @nicolesy —

Back in 2009, when I made my living photographing stock imagery, the size of the images we could license made a difference in our potential for sales. Photos were sold based on how big the file was (in megapixels), so photographers with large-megapixel…

Megapixels: Does Size Really Matter? by @nicolesy —

Back in 2009, when I made my living photographing stock imagery, the size of the images we could license made a difference in our potential for sales. Photos were sold based on how big the file was (in megapixels), so photographers with large-megapixel…___

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2015-08-11 23:27:54 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

I got my hands on the brand-new +f-stop Kashmir UL bag, designed specifically for women. Here is my hands-on review after having it for a few months:

https://wp.me/p4ONhc-4Pp

I got my hands on the brand-new +f-stop Kashmir UL bag, designed specifically for women. Here is my hands-on review after having it for a few months:

https://wp.me/p4ONhc-4Pp___

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2015-08-02 17:31:01 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 90 +1s)Open 

Embrace Your Competition — Practical Business Advice for Creatives from @nicolesy

If you are in business, odds are that you aren’t the only person trying to make money in your field of work. Whether you are a wedding photographer or provide professional photo editing services, odds are that your job is not “cookie cutter”. You create…

Embrace Your Competition — Practical Business Advice for Creatives from @nicolesy

If you are in business, odds are that you aren’t the only person trying to make money in your field of work. Whether you are a wedding photographer or provide professional photo editing services, odds are that your job is not “cookie cutter”. You create…___

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2015-07-29 13:00:41 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

The Guilty Photographer, an inspirational post by @nicolesy —

We have all lived this moment in our lives. When the dust starts to settle on your camera, or you haven’t even unpacked your gear from that photo-shoot you did one month ago. And don’t think the “pros” are immune to these feelings of inadequacy. Being a…

The Guilty Photographer, an inspirational post by @nicolesy —

We have all lived this moment in our lives. When the dust starts to settle on your camera, or you haven’t even unpacked your gear from that photo-shoot you did one month ago. And don’t think the “pros” are immune to these feelings of inadequacy. Being a…___

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2015-07-22 13:00:25 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 68 +1s)Open 

Underexposing Dark Scenes for Proper Exposure by @nicolesy

The internal meter in your camera is always trying to balance your settings to create what it thinks is a proper exposure. In the “mind” of the camera meter, it thinks that everything is balanced if it is gray. For most subjects, such as light skintone…

Underexposing Dark Scenes for Proper Exposure by @nicolesy

The internal meter in your camera is always trying to balance your settings to create what it thinks is a proper exposure. In the “mind” of the camera meter, it thinks that everything is balanced if it is gray. For most subjects, such as light skintone…___

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2015-07-16 13:00:25 (12 comments, 9 reshares, 100 +1s)Open 

Should Photographers Keep Locations Secret? by @nicolesy —

Photographers love to create beautiful, interesting, and unique photographs. We carry several pounds of gear on our backs through forests and mountains to find beautiful and sought-after scenes. When we finally find something amazing and photograph it,…

Should Photographers Keep Locations Secret? by @nicolesy —

Photographers love to create beautiful, interesting, and unique photographs. We carry several pounds of gear on our backs through forests and mountains to find beautiful and sought-after scenes. When we finally find something amazing and photograph it,…___

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2015-07-01 13:04:01 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

When I travel, I like to share photos from my trip on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Typically I will share one or two photos per day, depending on how much down-time I have and also whether or not I have Internet or data on my phone. But here’s the…

When I travel, I like to share photos from my trip on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Typically I will share one or two photos per day, depending on how much down-time I have and also whether or not I have Internet or data on my phone. But here’s the…___

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2015-06-22 13:00:19 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

If you use Lightroom, you may be aware that Lightroom was updated a few months (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to quickly merge HDR images inside of Lightroom without having to use Photoshop or…

If you use Lightroom, you may be aware that Lightroom was updated a few months (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to quickly merge HDR images inside of Lightroom without having to use Photoshop or…___

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2015-06-19 14:03:04 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Direction of Light for Food Photography from @nicolesy

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh”. In this article I will be sharing examples of…

Direction of Light for Food Photography from @nicolesy

When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh”. In this article I will be sharing examples of…___

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2015-06-18 23:24:55 (13 comments, 14 reshares, 367 +1s)Open 

The Lofoten Islands

+Brian Matiash and I have spent the last week here on the Lofoten Islands in Norway. We've had some iffy weather, but the rain finally let up and gave us a beautiful sky.

This time of year the sun never sets, and as I am posting this image it is nearly 1:30 am and it's bright and beautiful outside! We have been on a completely opposite sleep schedule to accomodate our photography with the beautiful light, so we are getting ready to head out again with the cameras before checking out of our cabin and heading up North for a day. After Lofoten, we head to Iceland, and I am super excited!

#norway   #iceland   #midnightsun   #travel  

The Lofoten Islands

+Brian Matiash and I have spent the last week here on the Lofoten Islands in Norway. We've had some iffy weather, but the rain finally let up and gave us a beautiful sky.

This time of year the sun never sets, and as I am posting this image it is nearly 1:30 am and it's bright and beautiful outside! We have been on a completely opposite sleep schedule to accomodate our photography with the beautiful light, so we are getting ready to head out again with the cameras before checking out of our cabin and heading up North for a day. After Lofoten, we head to Iceland, and I am super excited!

#norway   #iceland   #midnightsun   #travel  ___

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2015-06-10 14:20:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

In this video I show the new and updated features inside of on1’s Perfect Effects version 9.5. Here’s what is covered: Luminosity Mask Line Mask Tool Double-click Chisel and Blur Tools Feather In and Out with Blur Tool Mask Contextual Menu “O” key to…

In this video I show the new and updated features inside of on1’s Perfect Effects version 9.5. Here’s what is covered: Luminosity Mask Line Mask Tool Double-click Chisel and Blur Tools Feather In and Out with Blur Tool Mask Contextual Menu “O” key to…___

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2015-05-26 20:02:11 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

Not long ago, someone from Pixelist reached out to see if I would try out and review one of their products, a hand-painted oil painting created from one of my photos. I don’t do a lot of reviews, but when I went to their website I have to say I was…

Not long ago, someone from Pixelist reached out to see if I would try out and review one of their products, a hand-painted oil painting created from one of my photos. I don’t do a lot of reviews, but when I went to their website I have to say I was…___

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2015-05-18 17:40:39 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Free eBook: Light Stories II
http://eepurl.com/oJdwr

I released a new FREE eBook on my website last week! It is a collection of some of my inspriational blog posts from my blog (http://nicolesyblog.com). You can download it here: http://eepurl.com/oJdwr

Free eBook: Light Stories II
http://eepurl.com/oJdwr

I released a new FREE eBook on my website last week! It is a collection of some of my inspriational blog posts from my blog (http://nicolesyblog.com). You can download it here: http://eepurl.com/oJdwr___

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2015-05-15 17:07:01 (11 comments, 22 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Spring is back, and in Oregon that means epic waterfall adventures! This is +Brian Bonham photographing Emerald Falls, a beautiful and giant waterfall at the top of a pretty daring hike along the side of yet another waterfall.

Spring is back, and in Oregon that means epic waterfall adventures! This is +Brian Bonham photographing Emerald Falls, a beautiful and giant waterfall at the top of a pretty daring hike along the side of yet another waterfall.___

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2015-05-13 13:00:55 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

"Treat Every Photograph Like It's Beautiful", by @nicolesy:

This is an excerpt from my newest eBook, Light Stories II, which you can download for FREE on my blog. Click here to learn more. We all have our own definitions of “beauty”. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others…

"Treat Every Photograph Like It's Beautiful", by @nicolesy:

This is an excerpt from my newest eBook, Light Stories II, which you can download for FREE on my blog. Click here to learn more. We all have our own definitions of “beauty”. The color red may be bold, beautiful, and invigorating to some, while to others…___

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2015-05-12 13:00:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Confused About the @Adobe @CreativeCloud? Maybe This Will Help - by @nicolesy

The Adobe® Creative Cloud™ (“CC” for short) subscription model has been out for some time now, but it seems that there is still some confusion on how the Creative Cloud actually works. Because of this, I thought I would write up a post to try and squash…

Confused About the @Adobe @CreativeCloud? Maybe This Will Help - by @nicolesy

The Adobe® Creative Cloud™ (“CC” for short) subscription model has been out for some time now, but it seems that there is still some confusion on how the Creative Cloud actually works. Because of this, I thought I would write up a post to try and squash…___

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2015-05-04 13:00:56 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 89 +1s)Open 

on1 (formerly onOne Software) just recently updated their software to version 9.5, giving it some boosts in functionality and processing speed. As many of you know, I’m a fan of on1 and have written several books and tutorials about the software, and I…

on1 (formerly onOne Software) just recently updated their software to version 9.5, giving it some boosts in functionality and processing speed. As many of you know, I’m a fan of on1 and have written several books and tutorials about the software, and I…___

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2015-04-21 16:02:10 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

This morning Adobe announced a major update to Lightroom! The new version is called Lightroom CC, and is a part of the Creative Cloud. (For those of you not interested in using the Creative Cloud subscription service, it can still be downloaded as a…

This morning Adobe announced a major update to Lightroom! The new version is called Lightroom CC, and is a part of the Creative Cloud. (For those of you not interested in using the Creative Cloud subscription service, it can still be downloaded as a…___

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2015-04-16 03:47:40 (9 comments, 18 reshares, 259 +1s)Open 

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would gladly hang on my wall. There is definitely an…

Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would gladly hang on my wall. There is definitely an…___

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2015-03-28 17:30:17 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

There are three things that have no place in any business: ego, arrogance, and entitlement. The photographer who expects everything for free, is envious of others’ success, or has an ego so inflated that they are unable see past their own faults is a…

There are three things that have no place in any business: ego, arrogance, and entitlement. The photographer who expects everything for free, is envious of others’ success, or has an ego so inflated that they are unable see past their own faults is a…___

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2015-03-16 13:00:58 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I feel like I am a photo-hoarder. I travel, create photographs, and then they just sit and collect virtual dust in my Lightroom catalog. It’s sort of like the old saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make…

Sometimes I feel like I am a photo-hoarder. I travel, create photographs, and then they just sit and collect virtual dust in my Lightroom catalog. It’s sort of like the old saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make…___

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2015-03-13 23:18:59 (10 comments, 8 reshares, 265 +1s)Open 

TGL Thailand

I'm currently in Thailand with +The Giving Lens, leading a team (alongside +Michael Bonocore) of some fabulous photographers as we explore the Chiang Mai region.

So far we've spent some time in the city photographing temples and markets. Today we begin work with COSA, an organization that provides a safe, full-time environment for girls who are victims of or at-risk of being exploited in human trafficking. This is my second time on this trip and I am so happy to have the opportunity to return. :)

If you'd like to learn more about this organization, please go to their website here:

http://cosasia.org

#tglthailand #thegivinglens #thesegirlsmatter

TGL Thailand

I'm currently in Thailand with +The Giving Lens, leading a team (alongside +Michael Bonocore) of some fabulous photographers as we explore the Chiang Mai region.

So far we've spent some time in the city photographing temples and markets. Today we begin work with COSA, an organization that provides a safe, full-time environment for girls who are victims of or at-risk of being exploited in human trafficking. This is my second time on this trip and I am so happy to have the opportunity to return. :)

If you'd like to learn more about this organization, please go to their website here:

http://cosasia.org

#tglthailand #thegivinglens #thesegirlsmatter___

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2015-03-12 13:00:53 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two or three different locations. The more places they are stored, the less chance of anything happening to the…

When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two or three different locations. The more places they are stored, the less chance of anything happening to the…___

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2015-03-09 17:30:59 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

I have a personal rule I follow when I travel, especially when I’m in Asia: I get an early start. Sure, I have my moments when I need to sleep in, but it’s just after sunrise when things are at their best. So this morning I woke up just before sunrise,…

I have a personal rule I follow when I travel, especially when I’m in Asia: I get an early start. Sure, I have my moments when I need to sleep in, but it’s just after sunrise when things are at their best. So this morning I woke up just before sunrise,…___

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2015-03-08 08:59:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

It was so great of this guy to pose for me while I photographed him with two different cameras. I interrupted him while he was washing his motor-bike, totally did a double-take when I saw the tattoos on his back and used my iPhone to translate my request. I even gave him the ‪#‎nicolesygram‬ print from my instant camera as thanks. So happy to be back in Thailand.

If you want to see more of the photos from my trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/nicolesy

It was so great of this guy to pose for me while I photographed him with two different cameras. I interrupted him while he was washing his motor-bike, totally did a double-take when I saw the tattoos on his back and used my iPhone to translate my request. I even gave him the ‪#‎nicolesygram‬ print from my instant camera as thanks. So happy to be back in Thailand.

If you want to see more of the photos from my trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/nicolesy___

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2015-03-04 00:38:42 (18 comments, 28 reshares, 488 +1s)Open 

A cherry-blossom garnished dish to celebrate the onset of Spring. :)

#foodphotography   #cherryblossom  

A cherry-blossom garnished dish to celebrate the onset of Spring. :)

#foodphotography   #cherryblossom  ___

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2015-02-27 03:01:24 (15 comments, 29 reshares, 401 +1s)Open 

Powerful Waves in Hawaii

This is one of my favorite spots during my recent trip to Hawaii. The waves were crashing in here so forcefully, it was quite a sight. :)

Be sure to check out the @ThomasCookUK photo contest, over $7k prizes! I'm one of the judges, too. — http://bit.ly/ETENicole 

#exploretheelements  #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #waterscape   #waterscapephotography   #contest   #photocontest  

Powerful Waves in Hawaii

This is one of my favorite spots during my recent trip to Hawaii. The waves were crashing in here so forcefully, it was quite a sight. :)

Be sure to check out the @ThomasCookUK photo contest, over $7k prizes! I'm one of the judges, too. — http://bit.ly/ETENicole 

#exploretheelements  #hawaii   #hawaiiphotography   #waterscape   #waterscapephotography   #contest   #photocontest  ___

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2015-02-26 18:30:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

How to Use the Split Tone Filter in @on1photo's Perfect Effects [video], by @nicolesy —

In this video, I show you how to use onOne’s “Split Tone” filter inside of Perfect Effects. You’ll learn how to add colors to the highlights and shadows to tone the image. For more videos like this, be sure to check out my new video training course, The…

How to Use the Split Tone Filter in @on1photo's Perfect Effects [video], by @nicolesy —

In this video, I show you how to use onOne’s “Split Tone” filter inside of Perfect Effects. You’ll learn how to add colors to the highlights and shadows to tone the image. For more videos like this, be sure to check out my new video training course, The…___

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2015-02-24 14:01:12 (5 comments, 8 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people in the scene they want to photograph. Even if it’s just one person in your way, by the time that person…

If you have traveled to anywhere considered “touristy”, then you probably already understand the woes of being a photographer who has too many people in the scene they want to photograph. Even if it’s just one person in your way, by the time that person…___

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2015-02-12 14:00:46 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

7 Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home , by @nicolesy:

Many photographers work from the comfort of their homes. Whether it’s to edit and process photos, create invoices, update a blog or website, we do a lot of it while sitting in a home-office. I’m one of these photographers, and I thought it would be…

7 Tips for Staying Productive While Working From Home , by @nicolesy:

Many photographers work from the comfort of their homes. Whether it’s to edit and process photos, create invoices, update a blog or website, we do a lot of it while sitting in a home-office. I’m one of these photographers, and I thought it would be…___

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2015-02-06 17:38:14 (5 comments, 17 reshares, 318 +1s)Open 

Explore the Elements - Photo Contest

http://bit.ly/ETENicole

There's a pretty awesome travel photography contest going on right now! I'm one of the judges, alongside +Ken Kaminesky, +Elia Locardi, and +Dave Bouskill. Check it out here — http://bit.ly/ETENicole

Explore the Elements - Photo Contest

http://bit.ly/ETENicole

There's a pretty awesome travel photography contest going on right now! I'm one of the judges, alongside +Ken Kaminesky, +Elia Locardi, and +Dave Bouskill. Check it out here — http://bit.ly/ETENicole___

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2015-01-28 05:17:18 (20 comments, 25 reshares, 463 +1s)Open 

Sunset this evening was beautiful! +Brian Matiash and I are in Hawaii for the next week, hiking around with our cameras in tow.

Sunset this evening was beautiful! +Brian Matiash and I are in Hawaii for the next week, hiking around with our cameras in tow.___

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2015-01-23 01:28:24 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

Hello, +Stocksy United!

http://www.stocksy.com/nicolesy

It's officially official ... I am now a Stocksy contributor! :) Just had my first small batch of images accepted today. Can't wait to see what direction this will take me and my photography...

#foodphotography   #stocksy   #stocksyunited  

Hello, +Stocksy United!

http://www.stocksy.com/nicolesy

It's officially official ... I am now a Stocksy contributor! :) Just had my first small batch of images accepted today. Can't wait to see what direction this will take me and my photography...

#foodphotography   #stocksy   #stocksyunited  ___

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2015-01-20 14:00:45 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 93 +1s)Open 

Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop, by @nicolesy —

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that…

Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop, by @nicolesy —

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that…___

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2015-01-16 14:00:37 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 79 +1s)Open 

Simple Portrait Processing in onOne's Perfect Photo Suite, by @nicolesy —

It’s well-known that the Perfect Photo Suite is great for adding effects, replacing skies, and adding texture. But did you know that it is also a great place to process portraits? Here are a few methods you can use to process a portrait (or a group of…

Simple Portrait Processing in onOne's Perfect Photo Suite, by @nicolesy —

It’s well-known that the Perfect Photo Suite is great for adding effects, replacing skies, and adding texture. But did you know that it is also a great place to process portraits? Here are a few methods you can use to process a portrait (or a group of…___

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2015-01-07 18:30:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Q&A: @onOneSoftware's Perfect Photo Suite 9, by @nicolesy

A few months ago, I was in a hangout with Matt Kloskowski and Richard Harrington discussing some of the new features of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (click here to watch the replay). During the live broadcast, we had quite a few questions rolling in from…

Q&A: @onOneSoftware's Perfect Photo Suite 9, by @nicolesy

A few months ago, I was in a hangout with Matt Kloskowski and Richard Harrington discussing some of the new features of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (click here to watch the replay). During the live broadcast, we had quite a few questions rolling in from…___

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2014-12-30 18:30:41 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

FREE Preset Pack for @onOneSoftware from @Photofocus

The team here at Photofocus got together and created a HUGE free preset bundle for onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9! To get your FREE download, pleas subscribe to our newsletter using the button below. Once you have confirmed your subscription, you will…

FREE Preset Pack for @onOneSoftware from @Photofocus

The team here at Photofocus got together and created a HUGE free preset bundle for onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9! To get your FREE download, pleas subscribe to our newsletter using the button below. Once you have confirmed your subscription, you will…___

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2014-12-22 14:01:01 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Processing Food Photography Using Lightroom & onOne Software, by @nicolesy —

In this onOne “Perfect Inspiration” video, I show how I process one of my food photograph’s using Lightroom 5 and onOne’s Perfect Effects 9. Click here to download the preset created in this tutorial. Be sure to head over to onOne’s website to view more…

Processing Food Photography Using Lightroom & onOne Software, by @nicolesy —

In this onOne “Perfect Inspiration” video, I show how I process one of my food photograph’s using Lightroom 5 and onOne’s Perfect Effects 9. Click here to download the preset created in this tutorial. Be sure to head over to onOne’s website to view more…___

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2014-12-20 22:23:15 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Why I Canceled Exclusivity with iStock

After 8 years of being exclusive at +iStock, I decided it was time for a change. Their exclusive agreement requires FULL exclusivity for all of my photographs, not just the ones in my iStock portfolio. That has proven to be frustrating, annoying, and limiting, especially now that I have grown my brand in many other ways.

I'm excited at the opportunity of a fresh start, whether it is as a stock photographer, or just in my own personal projects. :)

Go here to read more: http://nicolesyblog.com/2014/12/19/canceled-istock-exclusivity/

#microstock   #istock   #exclusivity   #photography  

Why I Canceled Exclusivity with iStock

After 8 years of being exclusive at +iStock, I decided it was time for a change. Their exclusive agreement requires FULL exclusivity for all of my photographs, not just the ones in my iStock portfolio. That has proven to be frustrating, annoying, and limiting, especially now that I have grown my brand in many other ways.

I'm excited at the opportunity of a fresh start, whether it is as a stock photographer, or just in my own personal projects. :)

Go here to read more: http://nicolesyblog.com/2014/12/19/canceled-istock-exclusivity/

#microstock   #istock   #exclusivity   #photography  ___

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2014-12-18 18:28:33 (21 comments, 21 reshares, 368 +1s)Open 

I sure love a forest fairy-land. I also love that it's still green and mossy in some places in Oregon, even during wintertime. :)

#traveloregon   #pdx   #oregon   #forest   #landscape   #photography   

I sure love a forest fairy-land. I also love that it's still green and mossy in some places in Oregon, even during wintertime. :)

#traveloregon   #pdx   #oregon   #forest   #landscape   #photography   ___

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