Hi Everyone, For the past couple weeks I have been working on building a new website. The site that this is on is the new one, but I have yet to add content. It takes a bunch of work for me to set all this up, so until I complete this new site I won’t ... Read more

Ginger Beer #2

Since my last post on this drink I have discovered a new and better way to make this beverage. So, I bring you a new recipe for ginger beer that is nice and strong. It hits you in the back of the throat a little if you drink a lot. The heat, of course, can ... Read more

Holiday Ginger Beer

     Now that we are into the holiday season, I though that I would share one of the simplest of my favorite recipes for this season. This ginger beer is nice and strong. It hits you in the back of the throat a little if you drink a lot. The heat, of course, can ... Read more


     I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. I had a lovely time. My school doesn’t give us a break for thanksgiving but instead they host everyone’s families for the holiday. They have a bunch of great family activities such as a student and alumni soccer game for the girls and another for the ... Read more


     The past few days here in Santa Barbara County have been beautiful. Clouds roll over the mountains on some days while a crisp blue sky comes out on others. The light in the afternoons has been wonderful as well. The other day, the light on the mountains was magnificent as the clouds shaded ... Read more

The Filter Bar in Lightroom

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Lightroom has many different ways of categorizing images, however, how do you take advantage of all this? One of the easiest ways is to use the filter bar at the top of the screen in the Library module. There are four different options at the top of the bar: text, attribute, metadata, and none. Text ... Read more

Self Portrait


One of the new exciting things happening this year at my school is a new photography club. So far we’ve met once this year. The first meeting went well. We covered a ton of basics to make sure that everyone was on the same page. Then, at the end of the class we were given ... Read more

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Image of GracesonMy name is Graceson Aufderheide, but you have probably figured that out already. I am currently a senior in high school who photographs, teaches, and makes jewelry. I have always been creating, that is what I do.
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