Posts tagged photography
Take your Photos from Good to Great!

Think back to the day you got your first digital camera. Boy how our lives have changed, right? I didn't realize all that could be done, all the memories I could hold onto. Now we can take photos all the time!   From phones to cameras to tablets... there are always photos to be taken, memories to be saved, a lifetime to savor.

In honor of our first digital cameras and ALL the photos we've taken since, I'd like to announce not one but TWO new photo editing classes, so you can take your pick! Each class is just $69 with the links below!

Photo Editing 1: Lightroom Edition

You've been asking for it, and here it is! My first-ever class for Adobe Lightroom! Are you as excited as I am? WOO!


In the Photo Editing 1: Lightroom Edition class, which launches November 3, I'll show you how to make easy global edits using the world-class Lightroom application, designed by photographers for photographers. If you've subscribed to the photographer's bundle from Adobe, this is the class for you! I'll show you how to combine easy Lightroom edits with the power of special techniques in Photoshop to create photos that will make your heart sing. I promise. You'll

Best part yet? I'm offering this class at an introductory price, more than 20% off with this special link. Regular price is $89, and you'll get the class for $69!

Register for Lightroom Edition

If you'd like to check out Lightroom, click here to grab the 30-day free trial

Photo Editing 1:Photoshop Edition

For Photoshop CC, CS6, CS5, and any version of Photoshop Elements!

If you only take ONE Photoshop class in your life, the Photo Editing 1: Photoshop Edition is it! (of course, if you've taken a bunch, this is still it! Ha!) Of all the things I could share or show, the one that will make the MOST impact on you as a memory keeper is the skill of editing photos.  


In this class, which begins November 3, I'll show you how to use the free plugin included with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements called Adobe Camera Raw, and then we'll take our photo right into Photoshop to make it sing! You'll learn how to make colors pop, how to turn photos black and white, add treatments such as tints and vignettes, sharpen, and save for both print and the web. You'll be armed with knowledge that will last you a lifetime, and will change your photos forever.

Best part? Right now you can get $20 off the original price! Check it out! Regular price is $89, and you'll get the class for just $69!

Register for Photoshop Edition

Regardless of which edition you choose, Photo Editing 1 is the place to start for editing those precious photographic memories. I can't wait to show you! Register today!

Take More Pictures. Tell More Stories.

This last weekend we went up to our cabin in the mountains for the long Labor Day weekend. On a whim, we decided to do a little research on a place Jared had heard about in the area, something about a mine? Called Emerald Village. 

Turns out Emerald Village is the site of at least three mines, one of which was the largest emerald mine in the United States until it stopped production in the 1990s. The entire experience was awesome. And I am really glad I had my phone, to take a few pictures. But at least FIVE TIMES over the weekend I said, "Man, I wish I had brought my camera" - meaning my big Nikon DSLR. Which takes pictures about 50x bigger and brighter and sharper and better than my phone does. In recent months I've lapsed into using my phone camera for everything, because it's always there. Lately, though, I've pulled out the "big camera" and been amazed at how much better the pictures are (no surprise, really, but still surprising what you can get used to). Crisp and gorgeous. 

This reminded me that I have never once regretted bringing my camera or taking a picture (even if it was with my phone), but over and over have regretted NOT bringing the cam or taking the pic when the opportunity came.  

That's where today's poster comes from. Nobody ever regretted the camera brought or the shot taken. Take more pictures. Tell more stories. Shoot it. Write it down. Tell it to someone. Make a lasting mark.