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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016 On behalf of a grateful nation…. Remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so the rest of us can enjoy living in a free society. RIP to the fallen. Wishing peace and comfort to their family and friends.

Sunrise at Artists Point

It’s amazing how different the same place can look just minutes apart during a sunrise or sunset. Here’s an example from Artists Point in Grand Marais, MN on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Sunrise at Artists Point I had pulled an all-nighter shooting the Milky Way at nearby Two Island Lake in the Superior National Forest before heading down the hill to the Big Lake at 0:dark thirty. Getting out to the east endLearn More

Topaz DeNoise 6 Update

Just a quick note to let you know there is a new update to Topaz DeNoise photo editing software available Thursday, Feb 25 and it’s got some great new features! Topaz DeNoise 6 Specializing in extremely noisy high ISO images, DeNoise removes distracting image noise while preserving image detail, giving you the image you wanted without the noise you don’t. Major features introduced in Topaz DeNoise 6 include: • Standalone Application – DeNoise 6 nowLearn More

Tettagouche Sunrise

I was recently going through some old photos that I hadn’t gotten around to processing and found a batch from the North Shore of Lake Superior that I took last September when I was up shooting the Superior Fall Trail Races. After pulling an all nighter shooting the 100 milers running under the Aurora Borealis, I headed to Finland to catch the pre-dawn start of the 50 mile race. No time to nap – ILearn More

Selfie Photo For Bio Page

So, with the New Year I felt like I really needed to update the boring photo I had on my bio page. Had an idea for a selfie photo that would require hiking and lugging camera gear a few miles in the snow, with a short bit off trail. Piece of cake for an outdoor photographer in Minnesota 😉 Since I’m not a portrait or wedding photographer, I see no need to go with aLearn More

Topaz Labs Holiday Sale!

In case you missed all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, you still have time to capitalize on Topaz Labs Holiday Sale! If you’ve visited this site before, you know that I LOVE Topaz Labs photo editing software products! Their products have saved me more hours than I can count in the photo editing process and some of their presets even help stimulate new ideas. The discount applies to any one of theirLearn More

Add Stars To Your Photos In A Few Easy Steps

In this tutorial, I will show you how to add stars to your photos in a few easy steps using Topaz Labs Star Effects. Split Rock Lighthouse Image Preparation First, you will need to do any basic edits in your regular photo editing software. Topaz Star Effects works as a plug-in to Photoshop or Lightroom and is not a stand alone product. Edit Your Image In Topaz Star Effects When you first bring your preppedLearn More

High Resolution Textures For Photoshop

Now available in their own online texture gallery are several “unique to the North Woods” high resolution textures available for purchase! High Resolution Textures These textures are all from photos that I took myself on a DSLR of some of the resources that can be unique to the Upper Midwest region, such as: Lake Superior shoreline Lake Michigan beaches tree bark from birch and other North Woods species rock and stones plants and grasses snowLearn More

How to Create Surreal Forest Photos in Minutes

Want to learn a fast easy way to turn “blah” forest photos into something surreal? I’m going to show you a way to get two different options out of the same “ho-hum” forest photo in just a few easy steps using Lightroom with either Photoshop for the blur option or Topaz Labs plug-ins for a super fast impressionist painterly effect. Original Forest Photo I took this during the middle of a sunny day at St.Learn More

Save 50% on Topaz Labs Photo Editing Software

Topaz Labs is rolling out their holiday sale – and it’s a doozy! From November 25-30, Topaz Labs is offering 50% off of the full Topaz Photography Collection. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered. With the recent addition of Topaz Texture Effects, the Photography Collection now includes 17 products for only $499.99. With the 50% discount, new users can purchase the entire collectionLearn More

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